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Cong. Ferrer Inaugurates Pontevedra Municipal Gym

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The P39-million worth Pontevedra gymnasium was inaugurated on Monday, May 4, 2015 during the opening ceremonies of the Handurayo Festival 2015 in Pontevedra, Negros Occ. Theme of the Festival is “Balik Marayo: Pasikat Handurayo.”

Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer, 4th District of Negros Occidental, Provincial Board Member Joeben Alonso, Mayor Jomar Alonso of Pontevedra, Mayor Mario Magno-San Enrique, Vice-Mayor Larry Parroco, SBMs, DAR-Ronald Gareza spearhead the ceremonial cutting of ribbon at the inauguration of P39 million worth of newly constructed Pontevedra Gymnasium and Opening Ceremonies of Handurayo Festival 2015.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer, Mayor Jomar Alonso-Pontevedra, Provincial Board Member Joeben Alonso, Mayor Mario Magno-San Enrique, Vice-Mayor Larry Parroco, Ronald Gareza-DAR and SBMs spearhead the ceremonial cutting of ribbon at the Opening of Agro-Trade Fair of Pontevedra.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)


The ceremonial cutting of ribbon was spearheaded by Fourth District Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer. He was joined by Provincial Board Member Joeben Alonso, Mayor Jomar Alonso, Mayor Mario “Mayok” Magno-San Enrique, Ronald Gareza-DAR,

Marañon’s, Escalante’s Action Awaited on Road Closure At Cadiz-Sagay Boundary

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Hundreds of residents representing some 500 families in Barangay Magsaysay, Cadiz City and Barangay Tadlong, Sagay City are still waiting for the intervention of the governor and a mayor regarding the closure of a road connecting the two boundary barangays.

ROAD CLOSED. Brgy. Magsaysay, Cadiz City residents say the closure of this road (left photo) in the barangay not only made their daily routine more difficult and expensive. It also rendered this box culvert project (right photo) and a nearby overflow project useless.*

The Ecclesiastical District of Negros Occidental (right photo) bested eight other chorale groups in Western Visayas during the recent Regional Chorale Competition of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) dubbed as Songs of Salvation at the SMX Convention Center, SM City-Bacolod last May 2. The group will represent the region in the national competition at the Philippine Arena in July.* (ACTIV-Negros Occidental photos)

They said the road closure not only made it difficult for them, but also made two government projects useless.

Residents of Puroks Camponegro and Zone 6 in Brgy. Magsaysay, Cadiz, said they are still waiting for a reply to their letter dated August 26, 2014 addressed to Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr.

‘It’s Not True’ Capitol Says of Gov’s Inaccessibility

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“It is not true.”

This was the reaction of provincial administrator Enrique Pinongan to claims that Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., is “inaccessible” to barangay leaders who want to see him.

Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson on Monday said that some barangay leaders who go to the Capitol are unable to meet with the Governor.

“The procedure of the Governor’s Office is by appointment because of his hectic daily schedule,” Pinongan said.

Write Again, Joval Advises Magsaysay Residents

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Provincial legal officer Jose Maria Valencia yesterday advised residents of Puroks Camponegro and Zone 6 in Brgy. Magsaysay, Cadiz to write another letter to Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., so that appropriate action can be taken on their concern.

The residents of the two villages earlier claimed that they already wrote to the Governor on August 26 last year and another letter dated September 3, 2014 was also sent to Cadiz Mayor Patrick Escalante.

“Letters complaining of road closures are acted upon immediately by the provincial government, “ Valencia said.

Brgy. Tangub PWD Officers Inducted

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The officers of Brgy. Tangub Association of Persons with Disability (PWD) were inducted recently during their first general assembly held at Brgy. Tangub Gymnasium.

Newly-inducted officers, PDAO Staff and guests pose with Bacolod City Councilor Noli Villarosa (7th from right).*