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Rep. Cueva’s father dies

Rep. Cueva’s father dies

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Sagaynons and the local government of Sagay City mourn the demise of lawyer Amalio Rivera Cueva, Jr., father of Rep. Leo Rafael Marañon Cueva (Neg. Occ., 2nd District). He was 91. The Cueva patriarch was born on Nov. 10, 1929. Memorial services have been scheduled for Cueva at the St. Joseph Parish Church in Sagay City 5:30 p.m. on April 14, and 2 p.m. on April 15, Thursday, at 2 p.m., the family said. The bereaved family encourages everyone to offer prayers at the comfort of their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of flowers or sympathy wreaths, donations to the St. Joseph Parish Church will be highly appreciated. The family is requesting those who are attending the memorial services to strictly adhere to government-mandated health protocols by wearing fac...
Raffle on to raise funds for indigents’ ambulance

Raffle on to raise funds for indigents’ ambulance

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Charity Diva Token Lizares is appealing to the public to purchase raffle tickets to help pay for an ambulance being used for sick indigents under the care of the Servants of Mary in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City. “We live dedicated to the care of the sick, serving them through our charity clinic in Handumanan, and visiting them in their own homes,” Sister Carmen Piña, superior of the Servants of Mary community, said Tuesday, April 6. They not only care for the physical health of the sick, but also attend to their psychological, spiritual and social needs and of their family members, she said. “When we were established in Handumanan, we started to discover how many poor sick people were dying in their homes, without any help, for the lack of resources to seek medical servi...
COVID-hit policemen get aid

COVID-hit policemen get aid

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BCPO photos The Police Regional Office 6 headed by Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda has extended financial assistance to the seven policemen in Bacolod City Police Office who were hit by coronavirus. The financial aid amounting to P6,000 each was handed to the police personnel in rites held at the city police headquarters recently. The initiative was hailed by the personnel as it helped their expenses.*
IRCC increasing anti-fraud efforts in Philippines

IRCC increasing anti-fraud efforts in Philippines

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is increasing its resources in its Manila office to combat fraudulent activities as IRCC Minister Marco Mendicino has identified the Philippines as one of three countries where there is rampant immigration fraud. The other two countries identified are India and China. Peter Liang, Communications Advisor, IRCC Communications, said IRCC is also working on risk assessment efforts, adding that it “has worked with fellow Migration Five (M5) countries UK, U.S., Australia and New Zealand on coordinated social media campaigns to address fraud.” IRCC anti-fraud activities in the Philippines also included outreach sessions to engage applicants and make them aware of their rights and protect themselves from fraud, Liang added. Simil...
Lacson releases P6M for barangay projects

Lacson releases P6M for barangay projects

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Capitol photo Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson distributed P6 million in checks for the implementation of various projects in the different barangays of Negros Occidental Monday, April 5. The activity was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City attended by the punong barangays and LGU authorized representatives. The beneficiary barangays were Brgy. 5, San Carlos City; Brgys. Banquerohan, Mabini, Daga, and Zone 6, Cadiz City; Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City; Brgy. Burgos, Pontevedra; Brgys. Zone 4, Zone 1A, Zone 4A, Mabini, and Palaka Norte, Pulupandan; Brgys. Sag-ang and Nato, La Castellana; Brgys. 4 Poblacion and Sikatuna, Isabela; Brgys. Pinggot, Ilog; Brgy. Banga, Candoni; and Brgys. Orong and Tabugon, Kabankalan City, a press release from the Capitol said. The projects inclu...
Resurrection Lilies: Art exhibit for a cause

Resurrection Lilies: Art exhibit for a cause

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Pastor Arthur Bayles and his wife Miriam with their artworks that will be part of the group art exhibit at His Life Ministries in Bacolod City that opens on Tuesday* The Christian Artists National Various Arts Society (CANVAS) in partnership with His Life Ministries and the International Care Ministries will hold an art and musical event on Tuesday. Titled “Resurrection Lilies”, the art exhibit will be held at Sta. Clara Drive, Bangga Subay, Mandalagan in Bacolod City on April 6 until April 11. The show aims to raise funds for the support of dialysis patients in Bacolod City and will feature the works of Arthur Bayles, Miriam Bayles, Chrysee Samillano, Pablita Nava, Patty Jane Ku Ong, Tina De Jose, Liezel Ferrer, Jonna Capulan, Zerma Himaya, Daniel Bayles, Jasper Bayles, Elijah ...
Kabankalan bike for a cause raises P140,150 for cancer patients

Kabankalan bike for a cause raises P140,150 for cancer patients

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Kabankalan LGU photo The "Sikad mo, Pag-ayo Ko" bike for a cause fun -ride in Kabankalan City Wednesday, March 31, raised P140, 150 for women cancer patients of the city. A total of 530 bicycle afficionados participated in the fund- raising event that aimed to raise funding for the treatment of seven Kabankalanon women currently being treated for cancer. Kabankalan Mayor Pedro Zayco, Vice Mayor Raul Rivera and the Sangguniang Panlungsod Members through the CSWD donated P70,000 to the event while the bikers contributed P70,150. Each beneficiary received P21, 150 cash. The event, led by Cyril Ramos, City GAD Coordinator, and Adelina Tomaro, CSWD Officer, facilitated the event in celebration of Women's Month in partnership with the Rotary Club-Kabankalan led by its president E...
Japanese coop aids 240 Negrense workers waiting to leave for Japan

Japanese coop aids 240 Negrense workers waiting to leave for Japan

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Rosean Reosura, Murcia Vice Mayor Johnny Reosura and the Tricastle International management staff distributing the assistance from Japan’s Multi Contractor Cooperative to the 240 workers at Baranggay Blumittrit, Murcia.* The Japanese Multi Contractor Cooperative has been providing assistance to 240 Negrense workers whose scheduled departure for Japan in April 2020 has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leah Tinsay, president of Tricastle International Inc., said the 240 construction technical interns who were bound for Japan in April last year are from different parts of Negros Occidental. They were unable to leave when a lockdown was declared in the Philippines and Japan closed its borders again before the end of December 2020 because of a new COVID-19 variant, she said. ...
CPSU to open extension class in Murcia

CPSU to open extension class in Murcia

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CPSU Vice President for Research and Extension Mae Flor Posadas, CPSU President Aladino Moraca, Murcia Mayor Gerry Rojas, Board Member Maanuel Fredrick Ko, Vice Mayor Johnny Reosura and SB Member Kedy Yu, chair of the SB Committee on Education at the ceremonial MOA-signing for CPSU Extension Class in Murcia* The Kabankalan City-based Central Philippine State University eyes the opening of extension classes for Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology this August in Brgy. Salvacion, Murcia. “We mark another milestone for Murcia. Since education is one of my priority projects, we exerted all efforts to bring CPSU here. The establishment of CPSU here will give Murciahanon students the opportunity to finish their tertiary education for f...
‘Earth Market’ opening in Bacolod March 27-28

‘Earth Market’ opening in Bacolod March 27-28

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After a successful launch of the “Pop-Up Earth Market” in Silay City over the weekend, the second one will open in Bacolod City this Saturday and Sunday , March 27 and 28. It will open at the Kadiwa Market of May’s Organic Garden in Barangay Pahanocoy, with 30 local organic farmers and producers, a press release said. About 20 local farmers and producers joined in Silay Earth Market that was held at the Casa A. Gamboa on 5 Rizal Street.Doreen “Reena” Gamboa, president of Slow Food Community of Negros Island, said “We are very happy with the turnout of the first Pop-Up Earth Market in Silay and we are already looking at holding the event on a regular basis.” A project of the Slow Food Community of Negros Island, these two new “Earth Markets” in Negros Occidental are the newest...
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