Couples from the cities of Cadiz, Bago and Silay were hailed as champions of the Panaad sa Negros Latin DanceSport Competition held yesterday, at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center, Bacolod City.
AMATEUR CHAMPIONS Couple Elamar Dizon and Diamond Sultan of Cadiz City in their Rumba dance performance at the Panaad Latin Dance Sport Competition held at NOMPAC.* (Capitol photo)
Winners of the Senior Division were Kenneth Lacson and Lielani Azuro of Silay City; Gene Manuel Torres and Cheve Grace Gaudite of Bago City in the Juvenile Division; and Elamar Dizon and Diamond Sultan of Cadiz City grabbed the trophy in the Amateur Division.
Following Silay City in the Senior Division were Emil June Bantolo and Josephine Fuentes of Bacolod City and pairs Kenwee Alipato and Segundina Gertrude Marin of Bago City.
President’s sister Pinky Aquino Abellada, chairman of the Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag angat at Pag asa (AGAPP) Foundation and Secretary of Education Armin Luistro cut the ceremonial ribbon and turned over the symbolic key of four (4) kindergarten classrooms otherwise known as "Silid Pangarap Building" to school officials at Manuel G. Escalante Elementary School in Brgy. Tinampaan, Cadiz City last March 13, 2014.
Ms. Pinky Aquino Abellada distributes gifts to kinder students during the blessing.*
Also gracing the occasion were City Mayor Patrick Escalante, Dr. Roel Bermejo Cadiz City Schools Division Superintendent, Councilor Wilfredo Cervantes, Schools Division Superintendents Dr. Juliet Jeruta and Dr. Evelyn De Juan, Lea Gutierrez of Asian Development Bank, Mely Kilayko of Negrense Volunteer for Change (NVC), Ferdinand Santillana, group sales manager of Coca Cola and Swetal Sindhvad.
The intelligence units of some police offices in Region 6 were given due recognition for the arrest of wanted persons.
Awarded were the Intelligence Branch of the Negros Occidental Pro-vincial Police office (NOPPO), and the Cadiz City Police Station in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, also the Iloilo City Anti-Illegal Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG).
The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)-Cadiz, backed by the Sagay and Cadiz Philippine National Police (PNP), seized thousands of pesos worth of charcoal, lumber and fuelwood in Northern Negros Occidental.
CENRO-Cadiz officer Edgardo M. Rostata said the apprehended forest products allegedly came from titled properties and were felled trees damaged or devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
"The seizure is a result of the efforts of the Forest Protection and Law Enforcement Unit of CENRO-Cadiz in the conduct of massive information and education campaign on forestry laws, rules and regulations, and in the implementation of anti-illegal logging campaign," Rostata said in a report, copy of which was obtained by NDB yesterday.
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Newly-assigned CENR Officer Edgardo M. Rostata of the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) in Cadiz City revealed that his new assignment as CENR Officer of Cadiz starting February 4, 2014 added more challenges for him due to complexity of functions in his new assignment compared to other CENROs where he was previously assigned.
The fuelwoods loaded in trucks apprehended by DENR-CENRO and PNP Sagay operatives in Sagay City.*
CENRO Cadiz City covers an area of some 221,000 hectares within five cities and three municipalities under his jurisdiction.
More than 600 patients availed of "Libreng Pagamutan" with free medicines conducted by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) recently. The free clinic was in partnership with the Northern Negros Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (NNFCCCII), Negros Occidental Fil-Chinese Amity Club Inc., Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade in cooperation with the City Government of Cadiz City and the Barangay Council of Barangay Caduhaan.
The SNFCCCII, NNFCCCII, NOFCACI, AVFB Officials and Board of Directors headed by President & Chairman John Yap, Cadiz City Health doctors, volunteers, nurses, BHWs, Day Care workers, BNS and barangay officials of Caduha-an, Cadiz City after the medical mission.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
Ayala Foundation team with Mayor Patrick Escalante of Cadiz City and the fishermen and their new boats.*
On January 28, Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) officially turned over fishing boats and seeds to fishermen and farmers in Negros Occidental as part of its long-term rehabilitation efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
Ceremonial seeds turnover to Mayor Patrick Escalante and the farmers of Cadiz City.*
In Sagay City, AFI partnered with the Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation’s (NVC) Peter Project and funded the building and reconstruction of 47 fishing boats in Suyac Island. During a ceremony, AFI turned over all fishing boats to the fishermen and their families.
Fifteen boats from Masbate City were painted by 27 staff and student assistants of Center for External Relations (CER) and Institute for Negros Development (IND) including USLS Stinger’s Men’s Basketball Team and two members of Kasadya Bacolod Foundation who are also Lasallian alumni at Brgy. Tiglawigan, Cadiz City on January 25, in time with the city’s Dinagsa Festival.
Gawad Kalinga (GK), who is working towards building communities to end poverty, found its match with the National Housing Authority (NHA), one of the government’s shelter agencies, to provide not just houses but homes and communities to Yolanda victims.
Gawad Kalinga Executive Director Jose Luis Oquiñena and the rest of the Gawad Kalinga coordinators including now Philippine Information Agency’s Director General Jose Mari Oquiñena, plan out their partnership with the National Housing Authority in the reconstruction efforts and rebuilding the communities of those affected by typhoon Yolanda.*(EAD-PIA6 photo)
Thousands of displaced families, particularly those previously residing in areas categorized by the NHA as "No Build Zones" can now see hope in this partnership.
Dinagsa Festival, known for its "Lamhitanay" will commence on Jan. 23-26, 2014 with 9 tribes participating in the street dance parade.
The celebration kicked off yesterday, January 23 with Lasaltech sponsoring the Battle of the Brains at 1:30 pm and Cadiz City Got Talent Season 3 at 7:00pm at the city’s Public Plaza.
Activities slated are: Alumni Homecoming for Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School and Holy Infant Academy, Fun Ride, Paralympiada, Frisbee Invitational Tournament at PNU, Football at DR. VFGMNHS, Basketball at DBBCC, Smart sponsored program, Visita Zona and Street Party at 9:00pm featuring three live bands Musikbox, Aire and Undertow, all scheduled on January 24.