Bacolod-hailed Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (32, 18KOs-1-4), reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world light flyweight champion and Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo (23, 12KOs-0-1), defending WBO minimumweight titlist, once again proved that Bacolod is indeed the "City of Champions".
This was stressed by Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. yesterday, saying "what a way to open Christmas as they usher the spirit of hope and cheers to the Filipino people."
On his part, Bacolod City Councilor El Cid Familiaran said that Nietes and Sabillo’s victory is the pride and honor of the city and the province.
"Let it be known to the whole world that there exist a City of Bacolod and province of Negros Occidental for purposes of tourism attraction. And for both of them, is to work hard to follow the footsteps of boxing icon Manny Paquiao to gain fame, money and bring honor to the country. My congratulations!" Familiaran stressed.
Bacolod jins won two of the three gold medals, and a silver in the just-concluded 5th Milo Little Olympics National Finals held in Cebu City.
According to Vic Feria, Hanah Taekwondo gym head coach, that the 3 gold medals which the Visayan teams won is among the 8 gold at stake in the junior boys division – with Luzon winning the 5 others.
Bacoleño gold medalists are Deb Matthew Daclan (59-63 kgs) of Living Stone International School and Jason Lennard Locsin (45-48kgs) West Negros University, while the other Visayan medalist is Kristian Tagarao of Cebu.
The young lady booters of Minuluan-Talisay City Football Club finally got the nod to proceed for the 18th Alaska Football Cup on Friday, December 6 following its postponement last November 8 to Manila due to super typhoon Yolanda.
The Talisaynon’s girl’s U17 squad, bankrolled by Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan, MTFC president Rafael "Juny" Lizares Jr., Mencho Lacson, and the parents, is set to compete for the U17 and Open Ladies divisions, which is scheduled December 7 and 8, respectively.
The two-day tour in Bacolod City was not enough. Time is so short, but it was a fulfilling trip.
Thus said candidates of Miss Earth 2013. Their first stop was at the VMA Global College Training Center where they witnessed the safety techniques in saving life at the sea. Miss Austria and Miss Poland said this is the first of its kind activity that they ever visited.
Next stop was at the organic farm of Ramon Uy at Brgy. Pahanocoy, where they were in awe looking at varied projects using organic materials.
The vermin culture and crushed garbage turned into fertilizers in the farm, organic piggery that does not emit foul smell, the ram pump that brings water to the garden without using electricity but pressure of water pumped by the ram pump; foundry shop where metals and hard materials are crushed and farm machines are produced. The foods served for lunch were all products of organic farming.
MISS EARTH 2013 HOPEFULS. After posing for souvenir shot (right photo) with Cong. Evelio Leonardia (3rd from left), host Cano Tan (center), WV Tourism Council chair Atty. John Orola Jr., coordinator of Miss Earth candidates Bacolod tour and Nonong Verdeflor representing Gov. Alfredo Marañon, the international beauties did tree planting at Campuestohan Highland Resort which the owner Cano Tan named as the Miss Earth Orchard (left photo).*
In this second of three articles about Subic Bay Freeport, there's one spot that really is a "must see" attraction for all visitors.
Set in 25 hectares of the lush Ilanin Forest, the Zoobic Safari is a wonderful nature theme park offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience exotic animals roaming in their natural habitat.
It even features a Tiger Safari - the only one of its kind in the Philippines - where tigers freely roam an enclosed area. Visitors can get close to these remarkable beasts from the security of fully protected Jeepneys.
ICCO and ACT Alliance work with local partners, including Task Force Mapalad, Inc. (TFM) towards relief and rehabilitation of the affected areas and victims of the super typhoon Yolanda in northern Negros Occidental, Philippines on November 8, 2013.
ICCO, ACT Alliance and TFM will be distributing urgently needed relief goods and shelter construction materials to victims of the super typhoon Yolanda by providing rice, canned sardines and instant noodles, as well as with corrugated sheet metal and nails for house construction to 92 families in Sagay City, 74 in Cadiz City and 60 in Manapla town.
Moreover, the distribution will cover a total of 226 households in the region.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed the study tour group composed of 24 students from OISCA Senior High School in Hamamatsu City, Japan as they paid a courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday.
The tour aims to allow students to learn and increase their awareness about environmental conservation and international cooperation activities being implemented overseas, as well as to deepen their understanding of the Philippines through exposure to local people.
The group is set to visit public high schools in Negros Occidental and participate in a homestay program in Sagay City where they will also have a tree planting activity and visit to the popular Carbin Reef in the city.
The Lusog Isip ng Kabataan (LINK) Club, a school-based mental health club, organized by the Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA) recently gathered to get to know each other and to elect the Federation of LINK Clubs officers. Eight schools attended the meeting. LINK Club aims to train Filipino youth towards responsible leadership with a strong commitment to promote the cause of mental health in their own families and respective communities. The election of officers was facilitated by Renato D. Lacanilao, PMHA Chairperson; Rose Jessica F. Octaviano, the chapter executive manager of PMHA Bacolod; and the LINK Club Advisers.
Federation of LINK Clubs with Renato Lacanilao, PMHA Chairperson and LINK Club Advisers.*
No prisoners from Leytre nor pirates that landed in northern Negros Occidental.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday dismissed rumors on a "pirate attack" in northern Negros Occidental over the weekend, and advised Negrenses to check the reports with the police first instead of panicking.
"There are no pirates," he stressed, when asked of the veracity of the rumors. "My advice to the people is to verify the reports first with the police," he added.
About 200 residents of Punta Roma in Brgy. Old Sagay in Sagay City fled their homes Friday night following reports that "pirates" have "invaded" their village and were killing people.