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Moises Padilla farmers get P5.2M in assistance

Moises Padilla farmers get P5.2M in assistance

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Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson with the farmers in Moises Padilla*Richard Malihan photo A total of 1,054 rice farmers of Moises Padilla received P5,000 each from the Department of Agriculture’s Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Monday morning, January 17. The P5.2 million aid distribution was held at Moises Padilla Covered Court in the town, led by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Ella Celestina Yulo, and Ester Ruth Torreverde of DA Region VI. The Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF – RFFA) provides financial assistance to rice farmers as compensation to the projected income loss arising from the rice tariffication, a press release from the Capitol said. The DA is set to distribute aid to all farmers of the 32 towns and cities of...
Manapla awards winners of ‘Barangay Ko, Love Ko’

Manapla awards winners of ‘Barangay Ko, Love Ko’

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Clean streets and plants lined Zone 6’s residential community that bagged the top price in the recent cleanliness drive in Brgy. Purisima, Manapla.*Vegetable and herbs plots were the main attraction in Hda. Candeliara.*Ornamental plants abound in Zone 5 that won third place.*The park or common area in Zone 3 merited them a special award.* From ten participating puroks, Zone 6 was hailed as the champion, bringing home P30,000 in cash prize during the recent cleanliness, gardening and beautification competition in Brgy. Purisima, Manapla, supported by Victorias Milling Company (VMC). Dubbed, “Barangay Ko, Love Ko,” the competition was a resounding success that instead of just three major winners, the organizers decided to award a fourth winner after the municipal government officials ...
NVC building 100 houses for Sipalay typhoon victims

NVC building 100 houses for Sipalay typhoon victims

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A homegrown non-government organization in Negros Occidental marked the one-month anniversary of Typhoon Odette’s devastation by launching several projects on a next level on Monday, January 17, after their emergency relief efforts. Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation Inc. broke ground on the first of its 100 houses for families whose homes in barangays Nauhang and Cabadiangan in Sipalay City were destroyed by the typhoon, NVC president Millie Kilayko said. In the construction of houses in their REBUILD program, NVC partners with the Sipalay LGU and the recipients themselves. “Our donors have given us the resources to provide the GI sheets, plywood and basic construction materials while the LGU undertakes the cutting of lumber from fallen trees and provides carpenters t...
Press club elects new prexy

Press club elects new prexy

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Contributed photo Negros Press Club members elected their new president on Saturday, January 15, at the NPC building in Bacolod City. Elected president was Aquilino "Boy" Ciocon of RPN-DyKB who garnered 48 votes against incumbent treasurer Eden Aboso of Aksyon Radyo Bacolod with 40 votes. Ciocon, who replaced outgoing president Yves Montecillo of RMN-DyHB, and the new set of officers will assume office on March 1. He said he will continue the programs of his predecessor for the welfare of the members. Also elected were NPC past president Rey Siason of Muews FM for vice president, Henceboy Cestina of DyRL for treasurer, and NPC past president Elsie Jolingan for auditor. All were unopposed. Adrian Nemes of SunStar Bacolod was also elected as a secretary with 47 votes again...
Kabankalan celebrates 46th Sinulog

Kabankalan celebrates 46th Sinulog

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Kabankalan LGU photo Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental marked its 46th Sinulog Festival with Mayor Pedro Zayco leading the thanksgiving celebration in honor of the city's patron saint Sto. Niño Sunday, January 16. The event was attended by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson who said it is inspiring to see the resiliency of the Kabankalanons because of their faith. Kabankalan City was badly hit by Typhoon “Odette” in December. During the luncheon at the City Hall, a compilation of videos and pictures during the onslaught of typhoon “Odette” was presented by Bea Zayco Lacson. The winning entries of Kabankalan Estudio De Baile Group who joined the international competition in Malaysia was also presented. Also present were former Mayor Isidro Zayco, Vice Mayor Raul Rivera ,Board Me...
Asenso Raffle goes virtual,  Benitez adds more prizes

Asenso Raffle goes virtual, Benitez adds more prizes

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The Asenso Raffle Live Event of former Rep. Albee Benitez will go virtual instead, with the elevation of Bacolod to Alert Level 3 following the increase of COVID-19 cases in the city. The Asenso Raffle will still push through with the giving away of prizes to Bacolodnons through virtual draws, a press release from the Bacolod mayoral bet’s camp said Friday, January 14. The virtual raffle draws will be aired on the official Facebook page of Benitez on January 15, 23, 30 and February 6. Benitez added one more car to the three existing cars for the raffle draw and posted “#ApatDapat” last January 10 that brought excitement to Asenso leaders and supporters, the press release said. “I am ready for the raffle draw, and I hope that I will be one of the lucky leaders who will win ...
Negros Leni groups gather P3.5M worth of goods for Odette victims

Negros Leni groups gather P3.5M worth of goods for Odette victims

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Volunteer groups of Vice President Leni Robredo in Negros Occidental announced that they gathered P3.5 million worth of relief goods for victims of Typhoon Odette in Negros Island. The groups helped 9,011 families in 24 Odette-affected areas in Negros, a press release from the volunteers said Friday, January 14. Negros Youth for Leni and Negros for Leni worked with Dapat Si Leni and Robredo People’s Council to collect 24,250 kilograms of rice, 12,683 pieces of canned goods, 10,878 packs of noodles, 1,000 kilograms of sugar, 500 kilograms of monggo, 19,921 liters of water, 4,192 hygiene kits, 2,000 kilograms of dry goods, and 400 thermal mats, it said. The Negros Youth for Leni, the biggest youth volunteer network of Leni Robredo in Negros, also crowdfunded P237,741.45 in cash...
P5.2M financial aid released to Binalbagan rice farmers

P5.2M financial aid released to Binalbagan rice farmers

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Capitol photo Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Executive Director, Remelyn Recoter, led the distribution of P5.2 million in financial assistance to 1,041 farmers in Binalbagan town Thursday, January 13. The aid is from the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF – RFFA) of DA, which provides financial assistance to rice farmers as compensation to the projected reduction of farm income arising from the tariffication on rice, a press release from the Capitol said. Each farmer-beneficiary received P5,000 during the distribution at the Payao Covered Court in Brgy. Payao, Binalbagan, attended by Board Members Rita Gatuslao and Tinto Bascon, Binalbagan Vice Mayor Samuel Gavaran, Office of the ...
500 typhoon-hit families receive rice assistance

500 typhoon-hit families receive rice assistance

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A total of 500 typhoon-affected households were given 25-kilo sacks of rice in selected barangays in Ilog town and Sipalay City donated by the Grand Family Association of the Philippines in a relief operation conducted by the Rotary Club of Sagay-Sinigayan last week. The donation from Grand Family Association was from the Lau Family, through Rotary Sagay Past President Alex Yupangco. The distribution of rice was conducted through a two-day mission of the organization from January 8 to 9, visiting barangays Andalauan and Bocana in Ilog, and barangays Canturay, Cartagena, and along the national highway of Sipalay City. Rotary Sagay President Jezreel Alingco expressed his profound thanks to the generosity of the members of Grand Family Association of the Philippines for their Re...
SMC’s ‘Odette’ aid continues, Petron stations back online

SMC’s ‘Odette’ aid continues, Petron stations back online

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San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) response efforts for provinces hit by typhoon Odette continue, with food and water donations totaling over P35 million to date. This, as fuel subsidiary Petron Corporation managed to restore full operations to most of its damaged service stations throughout the affected provinces, a press release from SMC said. SMC president and chief executive officer Ramon S. Ang said on top of donations estimated at P30 million in the week following the typhoon in December, the company has continued to send food aid to affected provinces, with P5 million worth of additional food donations given out through partner organizations and its own businesses. SMC’s food donations, coursed through local government units, the military, and non-profit organizations, hav...
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