Capiz province acceded to host the 2013 Western Visayas Regional Athletic (WVRAA) and prevented the Department of Education to resort to a plan of holding the events in "Home-and-Away" format.
This was disclosed recently by Western Visayas Department of Education Regional Director Mildred Garay to officials while Negros Occidental is holding the Provincial Meet or Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sport Stadium here since Sunday until Friday.
A lay leader in Roxas City revealed that one of the four Filipino bishops who received a pallium from Pope Benedict XVI on June 29, was Archbishop Jose Advincula of Capiz. The pallium was given during the concelebrated mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in celebration of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Five patients in Capiz died of liptospirosis per report of the Capiz Epidemiological Surveillance and Response Unit (CESRU). For the period January to June this year, the Unit reported 24 cases of liptospirosis in the whole province, which is a 100% increase compared to last year of the same period.
According to Jeffrey Espiritu, spokesman of the Provincial Health Office, Roxas City tops the record with 6 cases. Dumarao has 5; Dao, Sapian and Panay have 2 cases each; and Dumalag, Maayon, Panitan, Pilar, Pontevedra and Sigma - 1 each.Out of the 24 patients, five died - two from Roxas City, both males aged 26 and 48, a 38-year-old male from Pilar, a 40-year-old female from Pontevedra, and a 36-year-old male from Balasan, Iloilo, who was treated at a hospital in Roxas City.
Some 15,743 senior citizens in Western Visayas were able to avail of P26.6 milllion for their social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6, wherein the highest beneficiaries are from Iloilo followed by Negros Occidental.
Mambusao, CAPIZ - There is no concrete reason or cause yet why Vice Mayor Abel Martinez, 79, of Mambusao, Capiz was shot dead at close range outside his residence on Rizal Street, Mambusao, Capiz, at about 6:00 a.m. yesterday, causing his instantaneous death. PRO 6 Regional Director C/Supt Cipriano Querol, Jr. directed all police units in Panay Island to set up checkpoints and checkpoint operations to intercept the assailant. Mambusao Police Station Chief Pol Insp. Samuel Vipinosa said there is no report of any threat to his life prior to the incident. As of press time, the police has not established yet motive of the killing VM Martinez.
Negros Occidental won the title in secondary boys’ and elementary girls’ chess, while Capiz and Aklan took the secondary girls’ and elementary boys’ titles respectively in the just-ended Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet at the Panaad VIP Lounge.
The Hanah Taekwondo squad had another win topping the recent Dinagyang National Taekwondo tournament held at Ateneo de Iloilo in Iloilo City recently.
The victorious Hanah Taekwondo team from Bacolod City in the Dinagyang National Taekwondo tournament held at Ateneo de Iloilo last Saturday. With them are Iloilo Vice mayor Jose Espinosa and PBA Partylist Representative. Hanah Taekwondo team is coach by Vic Feria.*
Six provinces, including host Negros Occidental will be billeted at six public schools in the duration of five-day 2012 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet this coming March 12 to 16, 2012 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The 2012 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) hosted by the province of Negros Occidental on March 12 to 16 will have the most significant opening ceremony on March 12; with either one of the two famous athletes the country had will be the guest on opening day at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
This year’s Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet will be held on March 12-16, 2012 to be hosted by the Province of Negros Occidental.
It was finalized during the Technical Management Conference held at the Governor’s Hall, Provincial Capitol, yesterday, attended by sports heads, coordinators, and Department of Education personnel representing the six provinces of Western Visayas.
It was presided by DepEd Regional Office VI Director, Mildred L. Garay.