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Flying Fox conservation forum held at Mambukal

Flying Fox conservation forum held at Mambukal

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Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Philippine Flying Fox Conservation and Management Forum* Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose  Lacson welcomed participants to the Philippine Flying Fox Conservation and Management Forum  at the provincial government-run Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary in  Murcia, Monday, July 4. The forum entails a comprehensive conservation and management plan to preserve the vulnerable flying foxes. The event was attended by executives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, environment stakeholders, representatives from the different regions of the country, the academe and non-government organizations.  Lacson said that flying foxes are considered endangered, and the Philippines is host to ten of ...
Arts ‘revolution’ in Cadiz, contest draws 160 entries

Arts ‘revolution’ in Cadiz, contest draws 160 entries

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Earl Von Salcedo, holds his winning entry with Mayor Salvador Escalante as judges Charlie Co and Tristam Miravalles (l-r) look on* A unique kind of “revolution” participated in by young visual artists from the local governments of the  Second District  of Negros Occidental took centerstage in Cadiz City with Mayor Salvador Escalate Jr.  and the local government unit bankrolling an arts competition to provide exposure and hone the skills of promising talents.  Earl Von Salcedo, a 22-year old freelance visual artist, won first place for his surreal acrylic on canvas entry, entitled, "The Dreamy Rice Fields". He won a P40,000 grand prize, trophy and certificate. A total of 160 artists from Cadiz, Sagay and Manapla, aged 18-and-above, joined the Second District CaSaMa Painti...
DepEd Bacolod lauds writers, presenters, quality assurance, technical team

DepEd Bacolod lauds writers, presenters, quality assurance, technical team

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The Department of Education Schools Division of Bacolod City awarded teacher-writers, quality assurance, and technical working committee during the culminating activity and recognition rites on Saturday at Andres Bonifacio Elementary School-II. These individuals were merited with their outstanding performances in the 3rd and 4th quarters in the following category—Radio-Based Instruction (RBI) for Grade Levels 1-3, Big Books with Historical Content, Bacolod Compendium 61, and Grade 9 Quarter 3 Assessment. Division Education Program Supervisor of Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) Dr. Pinky Pamela S. Guanzon told that the Social Studies Department of the SDO -Bacolod has been doing this for years now and has put it to practice in giving awards and recognitions to all its constitu...
Tree growing activity held at NOLITC Global Campus

Tree growing activity held at NOLITC Global Campus

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The  Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center, in partnership with the  Provincial Environment Management Office,  conducted a tree-growing activity to cap environment and pride month at the NOLITC Global Campus in Brgy. Matab-ang Talisay City, Thursday morning, June  30. Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said that “with this tree-growing activity, we are doing things right because before NOLITC opens the new campus and starts accepting students, the aesthetic and environmental aspect of the campus is already in place, making it conducive to learning”. “When we start correctly, we also stand and grow properly. A tree that starts crooked will always end crooked; if a tree stands firm it is rooted deeply; it stands proud and proper...
Three city projects set for unveiling Friday

Three city projects set for unveiling Friday

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Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia will lead the unveiling of three projects under the Green, Green Green Program Friday, June 24. The projects were completed with allocations from the Local Government Support Fund-Assistance to Cities, a press release from the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC)said Thursday. The City Engineer’s Office said the projects set for inauguration are the improvement and rehabilitation of the Bacolod City Rizal Park, the promenade in front of the Negros Occidental High School along Araneta Street and the improvement of public open spaces at the Government Center. Leonardia earlier disclosed that the city received an LGSF allocation of P9.4 million from the national government to rehabilitate the Rizal Park that included the provision for concrete cur...
Scholarship program MOA for Negros brgy heads inked

Scholarship program MOA for Negros brgy heads inked

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Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos president, Fr. Don H. Besana, after the signing of the MOA. * Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos president, Fr. Don H. Besana, signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the “Scholarship for Local Leaders on Barangay Governance”, Wednesday, June 22. “This scholarship program for barangay officials is not just a pioneering initiative but a necessary step to develop the capacities of our barangay officials,” Lacson said. The scholarship aims to boost the managerial and leadership skills of local leaders through the provision of a one-semester - 15 units Certificate on Public Administration and Governance, a press release from the Capitol said....
42 soldiers, 2 K9 dogs get military merit medals

42 soldiers, 2 K9 dogs get military merit medals

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One of the K9 dog awardees* Forty-two soldiers and two K9 dogs received Military Merit Medals from the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division commander, MGen. Benedict Arevalo, on Friday, June 17. Of the 42 soldiers, two were officers and 38 were Enlisted Personnel from the 15IB and two from the Army K9 Unit, a press release from the 3rd Infantry Division said Saturday, June 18. Two military K9 dogs, "Orly" and "Otep", also received the same award. The awardees were involved in a Negros Occidental clash that left one New People’s Army fighter dead and a high-powered firearm seized at Sitio Tigmaya, Brgy Gatuslao, Candoni, Negros Occidental, on May 3. "May these awards motivate and inspire other Spearhead Troopers to do their best and exert more efforts in promoting peace ...
Bacolodnon new head of UPV-NIMBB

Bacolodnon new head of UPV-NIMBB

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Dr. Carmelo S. del Castillo of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences has been appointed the new director of the University of the Philippines Visayas – National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (UPV-NIMBB) effective June 15. Del Castillo finished his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City. After studying at the University of the Philippines Visayas in 2000, he pursued further graduate studies in Kagoshima University, Japan, where he earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Sciences as a recipient of the Monbugakusho scholarship program. Del Castillo also spent long years of conducting researches in the fields of aquatic microbiology and fish immunology. Some of his previous works inc...
Capitol accepting applicants for scholarships in Australia

Capitol accepting applicants for scholarships in Australia

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Applicants for Commercial Cookery must have a degree in Culinary, Hospitality Management or Hotel and Restaurant Management* The Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division (NOSPD) under the Office of the Governor is now accepting applications for its Study Now, Pay Later -Northern Territory, Australia Scholarship on Commercial Cookery and Early Childhood Education and Care. Applicants for Commercial Cookery must have a degree in Culinary, Hospitality Management or Hotel and Restaurant Management with at least two years experience in actual commercial cookery, a press release from the Capitol said Wednesday, June 15. Applicants for Early Childhood Education and Care must have a degree in Elementary Education, a board passer with at least two years experience in teaching. ...
Guv to launch scholarship program for brgy captains

Guv to launch scholarship program for brgy captains

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The Certificate on Public Administration and Governance will be obtained at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos * Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson is set to launch the Scholarship for Local Leaders on Barangay Governance at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in Bacolod City on June 22. The launching will kick-off with a ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Province of Negros Occidental represented by Lacson and the University of Negros Occidental- Recoletos represented by its president, Fr. Don H. Besana. The scholarship is aimed at boosting the managerial and leadership skills of local leaders through the provision of a one-semester - 15 units Certificate on Public Administration and Governance (CPAG), a press release f...
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