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Environment volunteers in 3rd District get incentives

Environment volunteers in 3rd District get incentives

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Capitol photo Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the distribution of cash incentives to 64 peace and environment volunteers in the Third District of Negros Occidental in Silay City, Tuesday, October 19. Talisay City, Silay City, Victorias City , EB Magalona, and Murcia comprise the Third District. Through this community-based program, the local governments work together with the provincial government and the Philippine Army in promoting peace and environmental governance strategies, a press release from the Capitol said. The volunteers commit to protect the forests of the province and promote environmental awareness and peace and order, it said. Present at the affair were of Board Members Ryan Gamboa, Andrew Montelibano and Manuel Frederick Ko, Mayors Francis Frederick Palanc...
Best dancing traffic enforcers named

Best dancing traffic enforcers named

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City PIO photo A 29-year-old Bacolodnon from Barangay 35 emerged as the top winner in the search for the Best Dancing Traffic Enforcers during the competition's grand finals held Tuesday, Oct. 19. Mayor Evelio Leonardia congratulated Gemmar Valencia, who also brought home a cash prize of P10,000. The mayor also lauded the rest of the traffic enforcers of Bacolod for doing their job well, a press release from the Bacolod City Public Information office said. “I am very proud of you. I came here to honor and appreciate the efforts you’ve done to ensure the safety and order in the streets of our city,” Leonardia told the traffic enforcers present at the awarding ceremony held at the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) inside the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) compound. “...
Environment volunteers mobilized  to protect forest

Environment volunteers mobilized to protect forest

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Capitol photo About 200 community-based environment volunteers were mobilized by the provincial government to intensify the protection and conservation of the remaining forest covers in Negros Occidental in collaboration with the 303rd Infantry Brigade. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the oath-taking ceremonies of the volunteers in San Carlos and Sagay cities Sunday, October 17, in the presence of mayors from the first and second districts and 303rd Brigade Commander Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte. The same activity was conducted at the Silay Civic Center for volunteers of the 3rd district on Monday, a press release from the Capitol said. The province has set aside a P1,500 incentive for each volunteer per month starting July this year, which will be released within October. In ...
Kwizko ni Kiko championship face-off set October 23

Kwizko ni Kiko championship face-off set October 23

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Who will emerge as champion in the final round of the 1st Kwizko ni Cong. Kiko quiz bee competition? Fifteen Grade 10 students from the Third District of Negros Occidental will compete for the title at the Technological University of the Phil.-Visayas gymnasium in Talisay City starting 2 p.m. Saturday, October 23, a press release said. Finalists from Victorias City are Jozh Pruellene F. Romaquin - Victorias National High School, Chester M. Abanggan - Negros Occ. National Science High School, and Libert A. Villaruel - Brgy. Estado National High School . Those from EB Magalona are Joshua G. Eso - Tanza National High School, and Christine Mae Tramado and Paul AntawnB. Guinalon from Enrique B. Magalona National High School . Finalists from Silay City are Bea Marie T. Alisbo - ...
Grand finals of traffic enforcers’ dance tilt  in Bacolod set Oct. 19

Grand finals of traffic enforcers’ dance tilt in Bacolod set Oct. 19

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City PIO photo Ten grand finalists will vie for the top honors in the Search for the Best Dancing Traffic Enforcer of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office that takes centerstage Tuesday, Oct. 19. The grand showdown will be held at corner Lacson- Ramos streets from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with each finalist to be given five minutes to perform their dance routines. The grand finalists are Hazel Nagar, Randy Ecraela, Joemar Langote, Gary Gonzales, Greg Leonaras, Araceli Abad, Rocky Leganada, Jay R Arazo, Richie Navarra, and Jemar Valencia. BTAO head Police Maj. Ruel Culanag said that the competition is aimed at showcasing the talent of the traffic enforcers as they manage the flow of traffic while performing their dance moves. The awarding of winners will be held at the office o...
‘Padayona Inday Sara’ volunteers conduct feeding program in 3 areas

‘Padayona Inday Sara’ volunteers conduct feeding program in 3 areas

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About 500 adults and children benefited from the feeding program activities conducted by the “Padayona Inday Sara” movement in Negros Occidental in three communities, recently, a press release from retired police colonel William Señoron, convener of the group, said Sunday, October 17. These were held in Purok Rosas Pandan, Barangay Cabug in Bacolod City as well as in Purok Alusiman and Purok Mapalaron, Barangay Zone 12 in Talisay City. Organized together with various LGBTQ+ groups, these are part of the projects initiated by the Padayona Alliance and Broadcasting Committee (ABC) Group of Volunteers to encourage Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to run for president in the May 2022 elections. Co-convenor Almer Buño said they joined hands with the LGBTQ+ groups, who have also expre...
NTF-ELCAC turns over 9 tractors to rebel cleared brgys in Escalante

NTF-ELCAC turns over 9 tractors to rebel cleared brgys in Escalante

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303rd IB photo The National Task Force in Ending Local Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) turned over farm tractors worth P20,695,000 to seven Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) cleared barangay beneficiaries in Escalante City, Negros Occidental on Monday, October 11. The Local Task Force ELCAC of Escalante City with the support of the Negros Army headed by the 303rd Infantry Brigade and 79th Infantry Battalion, DILG Escalante City and PNP launched the Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) Turn-over Ceremony of farm tractors to barangays Paitan and Dian-ay - two farm tractors each, and barangays Mabini, Libertad, Pinapugasan, Udtungan and Washington – one tractor each, a press release from the Army. Based on the results of the Retool...
Javi marks birthday with surgical mission

Javi marks birthday with surgical mission

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Believing and living by the value of “passing it forward,” Asenso Victoriahanon standard bearer Javier Miguel “Javi” Benitez celebrated his 27th birthday Friday, October 8, in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, with a medical and surgical mission held at the Don Alejandro Yap Quiña Cultural Center. “The best way to celebrate is to be of service to others,” Benitez said as he relayed that he has always believed in celebrating personal or family milestones with a social impact, a press release said. A total of 109 residents from all of the 26 Victorias City barangays were beneficiaries of the minor operations and medical consultations conducted and free medicines distributed. All those who joined the October 8 medical mission – the beneficiaries, volunteers, organizers and faci...
Padayona Inday Sara aids flood victims in Cauayan

Padayona Inday Sara aids flood victims in Cauayan

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About 300 residents of Cauayan, Negros Occidental, who fell victim to floods brought about by recent non-stop rain received assistance from Padayona Inday Sara members. On September 30, members of the Padayona Inday Sara movement went to barangays Man-uling and Poblacion in Cauayan to provide relief goods and monetary aid to the victims, a press release said. The assistance was given in an effort to alleviate some of the residents’ concerns and ensure that they had ample food and water while they were pre-occupied with cleaning their muddied homes and washing their soiled clothes, it added. Barangay Poblacion Kagawad Leo Mamigo expressed his gratitude to the Padayona group for again heeding the call of its affected residents. They were also in Cauayan a few weeks earlier to p...
Kwizko ni Kiko finalists named

Kwizko ni Kiko finalists named

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Fifteen Grade 10 students of the Third District of Negros Occidental hurdled the first round of the Kwisko challenge and are getting ready for the final showdown on October 23, the championship round of the 1st Kwizko ni Kiko in Metro 3rd. The 15 finalists are: Victorias - JozhPruellene F. Romaquin, Victorias National High School (coach Norlie L. Canete); Chester M. Abanggan, Negros Occ. National Science High School (coach Kaye B. Aquino); Libert A. Villaruel, Brgy. Estado National High School (coach May Rose Verano). EB Magalona – Joshua G. Eso, Tanza National High School (coach Lenita D. Prudente); Christine Mae Tramado and Paul B. Guin-alon, Enrique B. Magalona National High School (coaches Leah Legada and Nieva Santillan). Silay- Bea Marie T. Alisbo, Brgy. GuimbalaonNatyi...
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