The Negros Island Region Athletes Association (NIRAA) Regional Athletic Meet 2016 opens with a big bang and a grand welcome receptions and showdowns of well-known festival celebrity dancers of towns and cities that entertained all the respective delegates and Department of Education (DepEd) officials of two provinces-Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental at the jampacked crowd at the Panaad Stadium on Monday.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito, DepEd Undersecretary of Finance Reynaldo Antonio Laguda, and NIR Consultant and former governor Rafael Lito Coscolluela delivered their respective messages during the opening ceremonies.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
The Liberal Party (LP) may find itself in an “awkward situation” when it campaigns here on February 16, according to former Negros Occidental Governor Rafael Coscolluela.
The situation in Negros is the same in many areas in the country where contending parties in the local scene are supporting the tandem of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo, Coscolluela said.
One of the highlights of Chinese New year celebration was the Monkey King Lantern Contest which was part of the Bacolaodiat Festival conducted by the Negros Tsinoys, patterned from the Chinese belief for this year’s celebration as year of the monkey.
Best Monkey King in the Monkey King Showdown - Entry #1, Double J Full Force
Registered by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office personnel, some 266 couples here who have been living in together and have bore children have enjoyed the benefit of free marriage services during the mass wedding ceremony yesterday, Monday, February 8, 2016, officiated by Bacolod City OIC Mayor Greg Gasataya held at the BAYS Center.
Rodrigo Suarez, Sr, 72, and Lerma Bacas, 59, residents of Brgy Bata, Bacolod City, are the oldest couple at the mass wedding yesterday.* (EBColmo)
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