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Bacolod City

Thousands to Avail Free Health Services During ‘The Charity Event of the Year’ at the Bacolod People’s House

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Not only free health, medical and other services.

Freebies, vitamin supplements, entertainment shows and singing and beauty contest will also benefit the expected thousands of Bacolodnons and Negrosanons during the December 20, 2014 whole-day holding of the first-ever "The Charity of the Year" project.

THE PHILIPPINES’ PRIDE Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (left) knocks down undefeated Chris Algieri 6 times yesterday to prove his comeback. At right, the huge crowd watches the live telecast of the boxing match at the BAYS Center in Bacolod through the courtesy of the City Mayor’s Office.* ( photos)

 NEGROS PRESS CLUB, Smart Communications and the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade and PruLife U.K. partnered, for the 3rd year, in a Tree Planting Activity Saturday, November 22, during which some 1,500 seedlings were planted at the Negros 1st Ranch in Barangay Sta. Rosa in Murcia, Negros Occidental. The partnership vows to do more for the preservation and protection of the environment.*

The venue will be the Bacolod City People’s House.

Literally to become the "charity event of the year", the undertaking is presented by ON AIR MEDIA in partnership with the Bacolod City Government under Mayor Monico Puentevella, and "hope-fully with the Provincial Government under Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Mosser Foundation, NEHA Foundation, Dr. Selibert S. Cartel Scholarship Grant, Inc., Toastmasters International Division D, Rotary Club of Bacolod, Philippine Red Cross, Kapisanan Ng Mga Brodkaster Sa Pilipinas (KBP), Philippine Air Force Reserve Unit, Philippine Army’s 303rd Brigade, CHATS or Council of Hospitality and Tourism Students by Councilor Jocelle Batapa Seque, Counclilor Alex Paglumotan, Councilor Kalaw Puentevella, Councilor Ann Marie Palermo, Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya, Bacolod City Police Office, Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital, Protasio – Paz Optical Clinic and Mendez Dental Group.

MR. JOEMARIE "JOERAY" LLANERA, the project over-all chairman, said this whole-day project will present different kinds of featured segments every hour to keep the people from all walks of life coming and staying in the event area as they enjoy the Christmas atmosphere while enjoying all the services provided in the venue absolutely free.


Japanese Dignitaries Grace the 9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival

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Japanese dignitaries headed by Yoshiko Nakano, OISCA International president, came to the Province of Negros Occidental to witness the 9th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, yesterday.

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) welcomes OISCA International president, Yoshiko Nakano together with Narumi Nakano, OISCA International secretary and Tadashi Watanabe, in-charge of overseas operation of the organization during a courtesy visit at the Governor’s Office, yesterday. Also in photo is Shigemi Watanabe of OISCA-Bago City.*(Capitol photo)


President Nakano was accompanied by OISCA International secretary, Narumi Nakano and Tadashi Watanabe, in charge of overseas operation of the organization.

The group expressed their gratitude to Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. for his support to the Japanese community, and according to them, "Philippines means Negros Occidental".

‘Construct Flyover Now at Magsaysay-Araneta’

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Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella is asking the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to start constructing the proposed flyover project at Magsaysay-Araneta intersection, saying that its feasibility study was already approved back in 2010.

BACOLOD Mayor Monico Puentevella airing out his sentiments during yesterday’s public consultation conducted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on the proposed flyover projects at Circumferential Road-Burgos intersection and Araneta Avenue-Magsaysay intersection.* (CMO-PIO photo)

The project was initiated under Puentevella’s congressional term and approved by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo under the President’s Bridge Program (PBP).

"The feasibility study regarding this project was already approved by the DPWH and President Arroyo way back in 2010," Puentevella said.

‘No Budget Yet for Banago Port’

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

There is still no budget yet for the development of the Banago port in Bacolod City, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

BACOLOD CITY Mayor Monico Puentevella receiving a token and a certificate of recognition courtesy of Antique Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Mr. Lazaro G. Petinglay.*

TODAY’s birthday celebrant EUGENE ADIONG, left, of Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB), Philippine News Agency (PNA) & DZEC Radyo Agila-Manila, with NDB editor & NDB News-Info Alert incharge Arman Toga in a recent coverage at the view deck in Salvador Benedicto town.*

Enrique Fuentebaja, PPA manager in an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod yesterday however expressed optimism that it will be approved by their PPA central office in Manila.

"As of the moment there is no budget," Fuentebaja said.

He pointed out that there should be a feasibility study first as well as program of work and other requirements which has been processed by his office.

Fuentebaja believes that the the project is viable and will be allotted funding by the PPA considering the magnitude of projects that PPA has undertaken as far as port development is concerned.

Fuentebaja recently presented the port zone delineation and development plans of the Banago port before the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) amid opposition from several sectors here, Banago Barangay Captain Benjamin Baldo, Abang Lingkod Partylist Stephen Paduano and the management of BREDCO port.

Bacoleño Conquers IRONMAN Race

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By Fran Marie Montinola-Garcia

John Ordonez, a 50 years old Bacoleño who resides in Huntington Beach ,California , earned his very first medal in one of the toughest triathlon race in United States- the IRONMAN held in Tempe, Arizona last November 15, 2015.

Participants of Ironman completing the first phase of the race, swimming in open water in Tempe Town Lake, Arizona.


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