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Tongson cited for outstanding thesis, named best presenter 

Tongson cited for outstanding thesis, named best presenter 

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Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson*  Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson, who is currently studying for a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Governance at the University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos, was recently cited for his Outstanding Thesis and named Best Oral Presenter during his defense on May 24.  Under the Business, Technology, Health and Wellness category, Tongson together with Dr. Merlita Caelian were cited for Outstanding Thesis and Best Oral Presenter for their study “Economic and Social Benefits and Challenges in the Implementation of Infrastructure Projects in a Component City in Negros Occidental”, a press release said.  The mayor was also named Best Oral Presenter in the 2nd International Conference for Higher Education Research of th...
IPs seek Army help

IPs seek Army help

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The leaders of the indigenous communities in Isabela, Negros Occidental, sought the Army’s help to ensure that their children are not influenced by the New People’s Army during an IP forum in Brgy. San Agustin, Isabela, on Tuesday,May 21. The Army met with 142 IP members of Ati and Bukidnon tribes from the eight barangays of Isabela, the 62nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army said. The event, led by the Sectoral Unification, Capacity-Building, Empowerment, and Mobilization (SUCBEM) Cluster of the Isabela Municipal Task Force to End Local Communists Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC), was attended by the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR), Tribal leaders, and IP members from the barangays Camang-Camang, Amin, Banogbanog, Cabcab, Makilignit, San Agustin, Riverside, ...
Financial assistance released in Himamaylan

Financial assistance released in Himamaylan

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Mayor Raymund Tongson commends some of the beneficiaries who plan on using their  financial assistance for their livelihood.*  More than P246,000 in financial assistance was recently released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to 47 victims, survivors, children in conflict with the law (CICL) and peer helpers in Himamaylan City. The City SWD Office and Office of the City Mayor assisted in the release of the cash aid to 14 college peer helpers and 32 beneficiaries classified as victims, survivors, and CICLs by the DSWD during a program on May 6, a press release said. “Whether they are in conflict with the law or have surmounted distressing experiences, we need to help our children and youth find hope,” Mayor Raymund Tongson said. It is heartwarming that ...
23rd BILIB Awards on May 25 

23rd BILIB Awards on May 25 

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The BILIB Awards, an annual event of the AB Communication Department of the University of St. La Salle, spearheaded by the 3rd year communication students,  will be held   at Circle Inn Hotel and  Suites in Bacolod City on May 25.   For 23 years, the BILIB Awards has been recognizing communication students who have performed excellently in their academics in the fields of Journalism, Development Communication, Broadcasting, Communication Research, Advertising, and the creative arts.   This year, the BILIB Awards aims to not only award but to also showcase the students’ works, honor the years of service of the faculty, celebrate the presence of the alumni, and award the people’s media choice, a press release from the organizers said.  The the...
USLS student helps fishermen through advocacy project

USLS student helps fishermen through advocacy project

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Our ocean's natural resources are now depleting due to overfishing, which can endanger the livelihoods of small-scale local fishermen.  Adrianne Javelosa, a fourth-year Communication student from the University of St. La Salle Bacolod, has taken the initiative to help local fishermen understand the importance of proper fishing practices through his advocacy project called “PÚNÀ”.  Since he was a child, Javelosa has been born and raised in a household that relied on fishery as their source of income. That’s why he's helping these fishermen through his advocacy with the hope of improving their lives, not just for them but also for their families.  The main focus of PÚNÀ is to educate the local fishermen of Purok 7, Barangay Aguisan, Himamaylan City through variou...
Jazz fundraiser Friday to help DSB Ata tribe 

Jazz fundraiser Friday to help DSB Ata tribe 

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The fundraiser is being held for the Ata indigenous people of Don  Salvador Benedicto town.* Nic Ledesma photo Jazz in Paradise, a fundraiser for the medical assistance fund of the Ata indigenous people, will be held at Vista Villa in Don Salvador Benedicto, 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26.  The fundraiser will feature Charito, Japan’s top female jazz vocalist who is a Filipina, and the Elhmir Siason Trio, Gerry Grey, Rotary GSE  (Group Study Exchange) Alumni Association vice president, said.  Other guest performers  will be   Paul Chatman - a saxophonist, composer-arranger and  producer, Kristina Madrigal  - a World Championships of Performing Arts champion in Los Angeles, and balikbayan bluesman architect Luis Jurilla  who has been jammin...
Javi unveils Victorias Sidlak artists’ park signage  

Javi unveils Victorias Sidlak artists’ park signage  

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Victorias City celebrated its vibrant creative industry with the unveiling of the Victorias Sidlak Artists' Park signage at the City Public Plaza Skating Rink on Friday, April 19.  Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez, Vice Mayor Abelardo Bantug III, and Local Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Paolo Valladarez led the unveiling of the park signage.  The project was made possible by Victorias City's success in the Lunsod Lunsad: A Call for Creative Proposals launched by the Department of Trade and Industry in October 2023.  The signage at the park's entrance represents Victorias City's dedication to preserving the rich artistic achievements of its creative industry.  It symbolizes the city's artistic heritage and the lasting influence of the ...
USLS student launches Project SLEEP campaign

USLS student launches Project SLEEP campaign

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Angelo Despi, the Project SLEEP proponent, with  Dr. Cinderella Francisco.*  In today's fast-paced digital age, the prevalence of sleep deprivation among students has become a growing concern. A University of St. La Salle's fourth-year AB Communication student, Angelo Despi, has taken a step to address this issue through his advocacy project titled Project Sleep. As the Project Director, Despi aims to shed light on the detrimental effects of excessive screen time, particularly social media addiction, and its impact on sleep patterns. Collaborating with Dr. Cinderella R. Francisco and the USLS Guidance and Evaluation Center, Despi said he initiated Project Sleep in February, recognizing the urgent need to raise awareness about the adverse effects of sleep deprivation. Draw...
Himamaylanons urges to join Himaya job fair

Himamaylanons urges to join Himaya job fair

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The Himaya Festival job fair will be held at the Himamaylan City Hall.*Ronnie Baldonado photo  Mayor Raymund Tongson is urging Himamaylanon jobseekers to apply for about 3,500 local and overseas vacancies at the Himaya Festival job fair at the Himamaylan City Hall on Wednesday, April 3. Organized by the local Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the Office of the City Mayor, the job fair starting at 9 a.m. will host six business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, seven local companies, and four overseas placement agencies. BPO companies are looking for applicants to fill a total of 2,970 positions --customer service representatives, human resource and IT staff and technical support representatives. Joining the job fair are Concentrix, Iqor, Panasiatic, Teleperfo...
Larry Carumba Sidlak awardee

Larry Carumba Sidlak awardee

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Larry Carumba and Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez* Internationally acclaimed Victoriahanon visual artist and 2015 Malihaw Awardee, Larry Carumba is this year’s recipient of the Sidlak Award in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. Carumba, a multi-awarded artist, is also known for his philanthropy and advocacy for Filipino Arts and Culture, supporting fellow artists and charitable causes. Despite the lack of formal training, he excelled with his mastery of naturalism and diverged from prevailing surrealism trends. He debuted in 2010 at the Real Colors International Exhibition and has captivated global audiences, earning his respect and recognition in the art world, a press release from the Victorias public information office said. Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez recognized the exempl...
Victorias inaugurates veterans monument

Victorias inaugurates veterans monument

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Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez led the inauguration of Veterans World War II Memorial Square at the City Public Plaza.* The City Government of Victorias led by Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez inaugurated the long-awaited Veterans World War II Memorial Square at the City Public Plaza on Thursday, March 21.  Amid the celebration of its 26th Charter Anniversary, Victorias opened the first-ever Veterans monument in  Negros Occidental dedicated to the four resistance groups who fought against the foreign enemy aggression, a press release from the Victorias City government  said.   These groups are the so-called pillars of the resistance groups namely, United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), guerilla, volunteer guards, and the civil gov...
6 best Negros barangay councils   for protection of children named

6 best Negros barangay councils for protection of children named

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The awarding rites at the Negros Residences.*  Six Negros Occidental barangays were recognized for having the Best Barangay Councils for the Protection of Children in 2023 during the first quarterly meeting of the Provincial Council for the Protection of Children at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City on Wednesday, March 20. In the city category, Brgy. Pinaguinpuinan of Kabankalan City was in first place, Brgy. Zone 6 in Cadiz City -  2nd place , and Brgy. 13 in Victorias City - 3rd place.  Brgy. Culipapa in Hinoba-an was declared first place winner, with  Brgy. 2 in Isabela and Brgy. Igmaya-an in Don Salvador Benedicto in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.  The first quarter meeting of the council was led by PCPC Chairman and Neg. Occ. Governor Eugeni...
TUPV technology convention set

TUPV technology convention set

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The Technological University of the Philippines Visayas (TUPV) in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, is holding its annual Technology Convention at the TUPV gymnasium on March 6.The theme for this year’s convention is “Sustainable Innovations Through Emerging Technologies in Agriculture, Aquaculture and Natural Resources”, a press release from TUPV said Thursday, March 1.The convention will focus on propelling sustainable innovations and promises to be a nexus of groundbreaking ideas, transformative technologies and collaborative endeavors, the press release said. Industry experts, researchers, policymakers, and enthusiasts will be attending the convention, which aims to foster dialog, showcase innovative solutions and chart pathways towards a more resilient and eco-friendly future in a...
CHMSU Talisay among outstanding ACI student chapters worldwide

CHMSU Talisay among outstanding ACI student chapters worldwide

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The American Concrete Institute (ACI) - Philippines student chapter of Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU)-Talisay was hailed one of the outstanding student chapters worldwide because of its active and innovative programs. On February 22, ACI announced that the CHMSU-Talisay Student Chapter is among the global top performers, joining the awarded 100 student-led ACI organizations in Bangladesh, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Mexico, and the United States, a press release said. CHMSU joins 16 outstanding institutions in the Philippines which includes the Far Eastern University-Alabang, Mapua University, Negros Oriental State University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Technical University of the Philippines, and Silliman University. ACI recogni...
San Enrique police holds bomb threat seminar

San Enrique police holds bomb threat seminar

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About 60 barangay tanods and bantay bayan members attended a Bomb Threat Awareness Seminar conducted by the police in Brgy. Baliwagan, San Enrique, Negros Occidental, Tuesday, February, 27. The seminar aims to provide awareness and guidance in responding to a bomb threat incident, a press release from the San Enrique Police Station said. During the seminar, the police discussed the steps on how to respond to a bomb threat. The police also emphasized that there should be close collaboration between the police, local government, and the community to ensure safety during these threats. The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office- Provincial Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canin Unity also attended the event.*
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