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Mayor Lizares Plans to Extend Benefits to the City’s PWDs Amounting to P1.6-M

Mayor Neil E. Lizares III led the celebration of the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week at the Talisay Public Plaza with the theme “Karapatan at Prebelihiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban!”


Talisay City Mayor Neil E. Lizares together with the PWDs of Talisay City. Beside him (left side) is EA for Multisectoral Concerns Ms. Farah Jayme, CSWD Officer Ms. Elizabeth Mosquera (standing third from left), PWD President - Talisay City, Levy Eulalio (standing right) and CSWDO staff.*

Army to Reach Out to Muslims

Major General Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division said the Philippine Army (PA) in the Negros Island Region (NIR) is planning to tap assistance from Islamic leaders or “Ulamas” to help in counter-radicalization among Muslim youths in the Visayas.


Negros Occ. Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and Sen. Cynthia Villar, together with Dr. Joyce Wendam, OIC Regional Executive Director of the Dept. of Agriculture – NIR and Sonia Salguero, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management, with the participants of the three-day Capacity Enhancement on the Operations of Composting Facilities for Biodegradable Wastes (CFBW), that will end today, Thursday, in Bacolod City.*(Richard Malihan / Capitol photo)

ANGAT Pilipinas Eyes Launching in Bacolod

ANGAT Pilipinas, a non-government organization, is planning to have its national launching in Bacolod City on October, this year in time for the Masskara Festival, its founding president said.

Marlon C Maranon, its founder and president, said ANGAT stands for Alliance for National Growth and Transformation.

“It is not just a private group. ANGAT Pilipinas aims to create a funding and business mechanism for its members and also for other Filipinos across the country, to become self-sustainable.”

Gamboa Receives Golden Globe Award

Golden Globe Medal of Distinction, Trophy and Awards Certificate were awarded to Bacolod City Councilor Wilson C. Gamboa, Jr. in the recently concluded 2017 Golden Globe Annual Award (GGAA) for Business Excellence and Outstanding Filipino Achiever held at Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom, One Rizal Park Manila last Friday, March 31, 2017.


BACOLOD COUNCILOR Wilson Gamboa, Jr. and wife Irene Chua-Gamboa accepting the Golden Globe Award for Business Excellence and Outstanding Filipino Achiever from Research Committee Chair Ramon Juanito Balunes last March 31, 2017 at the Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom.*

PH-Hosted ASEAN Meetings Run Like ‘Clockwork; Noel Puyat Says

(The Philippines is honored to be the Chair of ASEAN, during a very important milestone, the celebration of its 50th anniversary. I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the Philippines’ ASEAN National Organizing Council. Their competence and diligence have made Philippine-hosted ASEAN meetings and gatherings this year run like clockwork.)


(L-R) Lao PDR - Thonglor Duangsavanh, Director General of Lao Press in Foreign Languages, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism; Malaysia - Joanne Yoke Ann Koo, Assistant Secretary, International Division, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia; Myanmar - Win Kyi, Deputy Director General, Myanmar Radio and Television; Thailand - Charoon Chaison, Deputy Director-General, The Government Public Relations Department; Viet Nam - Nguyen Thi Hang, Official, Department of International Cooperation; Philippines - Noel George Puyat, SOMRI Chair, Undersecretary, Presidential Communications Operations Office; Singapore -Tan Li San, Deputy Secretary (Industry & Info), Ministry of Communications and Information; Brunei Darussalam - Haji Mohammad Mawardi, Deputy Director of Information, Department of Information; Cambodia - Has Sam Ath, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Information; Indonesia - Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, Director General of Information and Public Communications, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia; ASEAN Secretariat - Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.*