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Help Sought for Cloudseeding

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The provincial government of Negros Occidental is seeking the help of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala for cloudseeding operations in the province.


BACOLOD CITY Councilor Claudio Jesus “Kalaw” Puentevella (center) receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Medical Director and Doping Control Head Prof. Alejandro Pineda, Jr., City Health Medical Officer V Dr. Ma. Luz Maapni, City Health Office Vice Chief Dr. Jovy Vergara and PSC Orthopedic Consultant Dr. Randolph Molo during conference in the Awareness and Community Campaign on Anti-Doping in Philippine Sports yesterday.* (CMO-PIO photo)


HINOBA-AN. Municipal Mayor Ernesto Estrao inducts the new officers and members of the Municipal Advisory Council of Hinoba-an on March 11, 2015 at the Mayor’s Office. Ptr. Daniel Salcedo delivered the invocation, while SPO2 Dionisio G. Villanueva gave the welcome address. Roberto V. Indiape, Jr. introduced the inducting officer. The Council is composed of Eduardo G. Lutao, chairman MLGOO, SB Francisco G. Ramos, Vice Chairman for Peace and Order; Brgy. Chairman Letecia S. Estrao, Women and Brgy. Affairs; Mrs. Lydabel Cabarles - Education Sector; Pastor Daniel Salcedo - Religious Broadcast Media; Hernani D. Narciso HMC and Business sectors; Ildefonso B. Caballero of NDB/NPC – Print media; Ptr. Atadero – Religious sector; Al Michael M. Delfin, Student and Youth Affairs; Rene T. Pat – Fisherfolks and Jonathan Tumilba – Transport.*

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said the DA “has lot of money and they know about the technical matters.”

“We are willing to give share if needed as we have budget for contingency but it may be enough compared to what is needed,” Marañon said.

‘SM-Prov’l Gov’t/Ayala Case Mediation Unconfirmed’

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Is a mediation in the offing between SM Prime Holdings Inc. and the respondents in the case it filed - the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental and Ayala Land Inc.?


‘WATERING THE DRYING.’ As more areas dry up, private as well as public entities in Negros Occidental are trying to caution the impact by watering plants using their firefighting trucks. PAGASA weather bureau says it is not yet officially the dry season but many creeks and rivers are already water-less, with agricultural lands now needing water. The DA and the Air Force must approve cloud seeding proposals now.* (Arman Toga photo)

Kisi-Kisi Festival of Ilog

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More than a hundred meters long table of oysters were laid to locals and tourists alike for free during the Talaba Festival on March 21, 2015, Saturday, to mark the first day of the Kisi-Kisi Festival in Ilog.


THE LONG TABLE OF OYSTERS enjoyed by domestic and foreign tourists during Ilog town’s Talaba Festival that opened the town’s Kisi-Kisi Fiesta last Saturday.*

Tourists marvelled at the succulent oysters served by the municipality of Ilog headed by Mayor Genaro Rafael Alvarez, III.

COMELEC: ‘Election Period Starts April 10 for the April 25 SK Polls’

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has again adjusted the start of the election period for the April 25, 2015 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

In Resolution No. 9934, promulgated March 24, 2015, the COMELEC set the new Election Period from April 10, 2015 (Friday) to May 10, 2015 (Sunday).

Negros SP Upholds Talisay Oversight Committee Ordinance

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The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Negros Occidental yesterday upheld its earlier decision approving the creation of an Oversight Committee by the Sanggunian Panlungsod of Talisay City and denied the motion for reconsideration filed by Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan.

Provincial Board Member Alain Gatuslao (5th district), chairman of the SP Committee on Laws and Good Government submitted the committee’s report and recommendation yesterday afternoon, March 25, 2015 session of the SP.

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