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Victorias Barangays 13 and 7 Bets Win in the Brainsbee Contest

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Kenneth Berja, 12-year old Grade 6 pupil of Victorias Elementary School representing Barangay 13 was named top winner in the Brainsbee ni Albee sa District 3 spelling contest Victorias City finals held September 28 at the Don Alejandro Acuña Yap Quiña Sports and Cultural Center in the heart of Victorias.

For the math and science quiz, the contestant of Barangay 7, 15-year-old Lindsay Joseph Martinez, 4th year high school student of the Negros Occidental National Science High School (NONSHS) was named first place winner.

Brainsbee ni Albee sa District 3 Winners in Victorias City: Champion Elementary Level Kenneth B. Berja of Barangay 13 and Victorias Elementary School; First-Runner-Up Juan Emilio Cuesta of Barangay 1 and Victorias Elementary School, and 2nd Runner-up Kate L. Constantino of Barangay 19-A and Victorias Elementary School (left) and Champion High School Level Lindsay Joseph B. Martinez of Barangay 7 and Negros Occidental National Science High School; First Runner-Up Kerr John C. Porras of Barangay 6-A and NONSHS and 2nd Runner-Up Shane P. Padonio of Barangay 18-A and Victorias National High School received their Certificate of Recogntion and Cash Prizes from Mary Ann Duran-Dino, Executive Director of Betty, Bantug Benitez Foundation Inc., in behalf of Congressman Alfredo Albee Benitez of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental (center).* (Jun De Los Reyes/NDB Photo)

Kali Master Garrucho on World Tour

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Prominent Kali Master from Bacolod City whose expertise is in Close Quarter Combat, Baldwin Nonoy Garrucho will be on world tour for a series of seminars promoting the Filipino Indigenous Cultural Fighting Art of Kali (Arnis/Escrima).

La Carlota City HS Batch ’72 Feeds Brgy. Balabag Pupils

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In their continuing advocacy on Health and Nutrition, close to 300 students of Barangay Balabag Elementary School availed of free hot arroz caldo with eggs and bread facilitated by the La Carlota City High School Batch ’72. The activity was headed by Rosa Abaygar, Erlina Villarias, Juvy Aries Abaño, Theresa Yanson Chen and Tom Formby with the assistance of Romeo Noble and Arlene Luces, parents and teachers.

La Carlota City High School Batch ’72 headed by Rosa Abaygar with husband Tom Formby, classmates Erlina Villarias, Juvy Aries Abaño, Theresa Yanson Chen turned over the 20 plastic chairs as donation to the Caiñaman Elementary School, Barangay Balabag, La Carlota City to Principal Carol C. Abalajon represented by Teachers Younie Quengco, Rus Espleco for use of students and teachers.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

La Carlota City is 8th in Efficiency

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Mayor Juliet Ferrer

La Carlota City was among component cities of Negros Occidental that were adjudged in the over-all ranking, getting a Top Rank of 8th in Government Efficiency, by the Cities Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI) of the National Competitive Council of the Philippines.

Of the Top 50 of the 136 cities and 399 municipa-lities in the Philippines in terms of Government Efficiency, the city ranked 8th with the score of 19.619123, followed by Economic Dynamism of 6.905608 and Infrastructure with 6.464347 or a total score of 32.989078

The CMCI 2014 mea-sures competitiveness at the Local Government level using 25 indicators grouped into three equally weight pillars, which are: 1. Economic Dynamism- as measured by business registrations capital; capacity to generate employment; cost of living; cost of doing business; financial deepening; productivity ; and presence of business and professional organizations. 2. Government Efficiency –scores were based on data on transparency scores; economic governance scores, local taxes and revenues; local competition related awards; business registration efficiency; investment promotion, compliance to national directives; security, health and education. 3. Infrastructure- scores were based on date on existing road network, distance from city//municipality center to major ports, Department of Tourism-accredited accommodations, health infrastructure, education infrastructure, basic utilities infrastructure investments, ICT connection, ATMS and public transportation.

San Mateo Catholic Academy Holds Nutrition Month Culmination

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The San Mateo Catholic Academy held their Nutrition Month Culmination Activity last Friday at the San Mateo Village Gymnasium with the theme: "Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan."

NEWLY-ELECTED Officers of the Bacolod City Wide, Federation of PTA Bacolod. President, Ernesto G. De Asis Jr. - FF Gonzaga Elementary School; Vice-President, Carlos Romeo G. Villanueva - Handumanan National H/S; Secretary, Jennifer S. Tumbagahan - Paglaum E/S; Treasurer, Johanna R. Jarder - Generoso Villanueva National H/S ; Auditor, Ma. Theresa D. Garcia - Mansilingan Agro-Industrial High School ; Bus. Manager, Kenneth D. Perez - A.G. Garcia Elementary School ; P.I.O., Jose "Jun" De Los Reyes Marañon - Andres Bonifacio Elementary School II. Board of Directors - Hans B. Arendon, Lopez Jaena E/S; Pastor Arsenio Maglasang, J.R. Torres E/S & Brgy. Singcang-Airport National H/S; Allan C. Plazuela, Andres Bonifacio Elementary School I; Isagani G. Salveron, Emiliano Lizares National H/S; Ernesto Pineda, Estefania Elementary School; Ma. Nilda L. Casas, Bata National H/S; Ramon L. Lladoc Jr., Paglaum National H/S; Leorie Grace A. Pendeguero, Vista Alegre E/S. Outgoing President is Samson Soriano of Sum-ag Elementary School.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)