Edith Colmo

Pangilinan Lauds Negros Organic Festival

The weeklong Negros Island Organic Agriculture Festival being held at the Negros Occ. Provincial Capitol grounds that opened Nov. 25 is being lauded by Sen. Francis Pangilinan and other dignitaries who attended the opening ceremony.

(Left to Right) Negros Oriental Vice Gov. Mark Edward Macias, Rep. George Arnaiz (2nd District, Negros Oriental), Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., former senator Francis Kiko Pangilinan, Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the Dept. of Agriculture, and Andre Leu, president of IFOAM Organics International at the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the opening ceremony of the 10th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival.* (Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

Trekkers Save Lives from Volcano’s Explosion

Local and foreign trekkers were able to save their lives when Kanlaon Volcano in Murcia, Negros Occidental spewed steam past at 9p.m. Monday, November 24.

Earlier in the day, there were trekker-environmentalists who are students from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) and a foreign tourist Anna Hodson, a Polish economist. But they were advised by their guide upon seeing the sign of rumbling volcano while they were at the crater. So they left the area early afternoon of Monday.

SP Urges Everyone: ‘End Violence Against Women’

Giving impetus to the nationwide commemoration of the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) come Nov. 25 to December 12 themed, “END VAW, it’s our Duty: Gains and Ways Forward,” the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City has approved in Wednesday’s session the resolution authored by Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, chair, committee on Gender and Development. The said resolution urges everyone to get involved and cooperate in the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women from November 25–December 12, 2015.

Despite Target Hit DOH Urges More Donors

Negros Occidental has reached the annual target of blood collection of 1% of the total population, but there is a need for more blood donors to ensure adequate supply.

Records of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 shows that for year 2014, the province through the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) and the Negros First Blood Center have reached its targets set by the World Health Organization (WHO). For this year, from January to October Negros Occidental is already beyond the target of 1.06%


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