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Cueva allocates P1.12M for teachers scholarships

Cueva allocates P1.12M for teachers scholarships

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Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva (Negros Occidental, 2nd District) allocated P1.12 million worth of scholarships to the first three batches of the first ever “School Heads Academy” program of the Department of Education- Sagay City Division that aims to train public school teachers to become school leaders. The partnership was inked through a memorandum of agreement signed by Cueva, DepEd-Sagay Acting Superintendent Arlene Bermejo, and Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology president Renante Egcas at Vito National High School on July 15, a press release from Sagay City said Monday, July 26. The “School Heads Academy” is a first of its kind program in the city that aims to institutionalize a platform to formally train and prepare aspiring public school teachers in Sagay to ...
30 Sagay gov’t employees get review subsidy  for CSC  exam

30 Sagay gov’t employees get review subsidy for CSC exam

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Thirty Sagay City government employees received review subsidy for the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Computerized Exam for Professional and Sub Professional levels scheduled in September. The subsidy covers 84-hour review sessions with a competent reviewer, and payment for the CSC examination fee including the travelling expenses during the examination day, a press release from Sagay City said.. A pre-test was initially conducted to show their baseline knowledge level and to help them focus their subsequent learning for weaker areas. The program was spearheaded by the Human Resource Management Office. Sagay City Mayor Alfredo D. Marañon III said “we are giving better opportunity and necessary support to non-eligible employees who worked equally hard for many years. He str...
Negros Occidental supports 1st World Drowning Prevention Day

Negros Occidental supports 1st World Drowning Prevention Day

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The province of Negros Occidental is supporting the celebration of the first World Drowning Prevention Day. Drowning is an issue that affects every nation of the world. According to the World Health Organization, around 236,000 lives are lost to drowning every year. Thus, the United Nations General Assembly has approved the first ever resolution on Drowning Prevention. An opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of drowning prevention to reduce preventable deaths. In the previous years, the provincial government of Negros Occidental conducted Basic Water Safety, Rescue, and Life Guarding Trainings through the initiative of the Provincial Tourism Office in partnership with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office and the Philippine Lifesaving Society. T...
NVC launches worldwide ‘Write to Fight Hunger’ tilt

NVC launches worldwide ‘Write to Fight Hunger’ tilt

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The Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) has launched a worldwide ‘Write to Fight Hunger’ essay writing contest. The essay writing contest is open to young writers aged 9 to 18 years old from all over the world, NVC president Millie Kilayko said Friday, July 23. “It is National Nutrition Month in the Philippines and we wanted to kick off a special project to feed Mingo Meals” to more kids, she said. Mingo Meals produced by NVC are nutritious instant complementary food made of rice, mongo (mung beans), and malunggay (moringa) that it provides to undernourished children. Judges will determine the top five essays. They will then be posted on NVC Foundation’s Facebook page and people can vote for their favorite essay, Kilayko said. The essay with the most number of votes wi...
Third District gets 5 ambulances: Kiko

Third District gets 5 ambulances: Kiko

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Rep. Francisco Benitez (center) with Mayor Gerry Rojas (right) and Vice Mayor Johnny Reosura at the blessing of the ambulances for Murcia.* Five new ambulances were recently turned over by the Department of Health regional office to the Third District of Negros Occidental, Rep. Francisco “Kiko” Benitez said Thursday, July 22. Murcia and EB Magalona got two ambulances each and Victorias City received one. Benitez, who facilitated the release of the ambulances, said they are a big boost to the delivery of health programs and services especially in the far-flung communities of the Third District. The turn-over program was held at the Western Visayas Sanitarium in Barangay Inangayan, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, with the DOH Western Visayas Center for Health Development represented by...
CHMSC, TUP strengthen ties

CHMSC, TUP strengthen ties

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CHMSC president Norberto Mangulabnan and TUP president Jesus Rodrigo Torres The Carlos Hilado Memorial State College and the Technological University of the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in a ceremony held on July 16 at the Function Hall, Green Building, CHMSC Talisay campus. This is to promote friendship, cooperation, and advance their shared vision and common goals. As stated in the MOA, there will be exchanging/sharing of academic information, publications, and expertise. Also, conducting joint research, extension and community development, advocacy, and training, as well as providing internship, on-the-job training, and professional development opportunities were also declared. In a welcome remark given, Rhoderick Samonte said that this pandemic is ...
Javi turns over TV sets for virtual party convention

Javi turns over TV sets for virtual party convention

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Asenso Party leaders from all 26 barangays of Victorias City in Negros Occidental received 50-inch smart television sets from Javier “Javi” Benitez Friday that will be used for the Asenso Party convention, a first in Metro 3rd and in the province, on Saturday, July 17. The virtual party convention will tackle the identification of candidates for the 2022 local election in the city and is designed to give access to all leaders to participate in the process of naming the most qualified to the party slate, Benitez said in a press release. “It is time for our Asenso leaders to have a bigger stake in the political decision-making process,” Benitez said. He also stressed that the process of getting all leaders to participate in party activities further strengthens party unity. “...
Murcia provides 72 printers to public schools

Murcia provides 72 printers to public schools

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The turnover of 36 printers to school heads of DepEd Murcia District I headed by Supervisor Dr. Erna Dogelio, and turnover of 12 laptops to the members of the Sangguniang Bayan Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo M. Rojas recently turned over 72 printers to all public elementary and secondary schools in Murcia to help the teachers print the modules for students, in line with the Distance Learning Modality. “Education is one of the primary thrusts of my administration. We allocate a budget for the Special Education Fund so that we can have the resources to support the needs of Murcia’s Local School Board for the benefit of our learners and welfare of our noble teachers,” Rojas said. The printers were received in separate turnover ceremonies by the school heads of Murcia’s public schools...
Lacson turns over P11.4M in educational projects

Lacson turns over P11.4M in educational projects

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Capitol photo Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the turn over of 239 laptops worth P8,365,000, and checks worth P3,080,000 to the Department of Education - Division of Negros Occidental, Tuesday, July 13. The financial assistance, which is for the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program, will be for the 40 literacy volunteers, 3,694 ALS learners, 15 Special Education (SPED) literacy volunteers, and 928 SPED learners, while the laptops are intended for use of teachers, a press release from the Capitol said. The turn over ceremony was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City. The projects were funded through the Provincial School Board. Negros Occidental Schools Division Superintendent, Marsette Sabbaluca, thanked the provincial government for the educat...
Groundbreaking of P25M muscovado mill held

Groundbreaking of P25M muscovado mill held

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Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Department of Agriculture Region VI Executive Director, Remelyn Recoter, led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a Muscovado Mill Plant, a Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) subproject, in Brgy. Oringao, Kabankalan City, Wednesday, July 14. The P25 million project had two components - the infrastructure worth P12,176,549 and enterprise component worth P13,801,177, a press release from the Capitol said. It is jointly funded by the loan proceeds from the World Bank, Department of Agriculture, Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, and Kalibutan Society, Inc., as the proponent group. PRDP Provincial Project Management and Implementation Unit (PPMIU) - Negros Occidental head, Dr. Narissa Lemocito, said t...
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