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Cadiz creates livelihood through painting contest

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Covid-19 pandemic failed to stop the city government of Cadiz from helping local artists, with Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. saying that “in times of health emergencies, better persons evolve.” Escalante led the launching on June

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Sagay launches Covid ‘stories of hope’

Sagay City in Negros Occidental is honoring the frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019, through short films produced by Sagaynon filmmakers. The city government launched the “Sagay Covid Stories of Hope and Courage–Flash Shorts Contest” in

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A delightful garden tea party

Hosted by porcelain beauty Nathalie Lacson, we travelled to a time and space unblemished by the current plague that all started in China. As Lewis Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass” wrote, “If I had a world of my

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Murcia inaugurates new MDRRMO building

The Murcia Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office formally inaugurated its newly-constructed two-storey building with high-tech conference hall in the second floor, and floor-to-ceiling CCTV monitors at the ground floor. Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas spearheaded the simple blessing

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Rotaractors honored

The Rotaract Club of Marapara was honored recently at the Rotaract-Intereact District Conference for a year of outstanding service and community projects, its press release said. The club received 18 major awards for service and “Distinguished Flagship Projects” from Rotary

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Happy together at last

Silay City Mayor Mark Golez wed Anne Azcona last week at the Virgen Sang Barangay Chapel of Sta. Clara Subdivision in Bacolod City. Due to the pandemic, only immediate family and the wedding entourage attended. Mayor Mark is the son

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‘Fleeting Moments’ opens in Bacolod

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The first solo exhibit of Julia “Amai” Lopue, titled “Fleeting Moments”, is ongoing at the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros Gallery+Cafe at the Art District in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City until June 13. The show opened on

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My island life

Yesterday, I finally took my second jab of the Sinovac “vaccine” thanks to the prodding of our Bacolod City’s Emergency Operations Center executive director and City Administrator Em Ang. If not for her, I would have waited it out for

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‘Las Piedras Vivas’ in Bacolod

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A photo exhibit, titled “Las Piedras Vivas (The Living Stones)” opened Tuesday at the Bacolod San Sebastian Cathedral in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines. The year-long celebration was

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Early curfew, no drinking in public: EO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Curfew in Bacolod City is now between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. while public consumption of liquor is banned. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, in Executive Order 31 he issued June 6, said exempted from the

Market, plaza in Manapla to be closed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The public market and plaza, and business establishments in Manapla, Negros Occidental will be temporarily closed on June 18 and 25, to contain the spread and surge of Covid-19 infections, Mayor Manuel Escalante III said. Escalante,

More Capitol employees test positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More employees of the Negros Occidental provincial government tested positive for Covid-19, majority of them assigned at the Provincial Environment and Management Office, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Diaz said 50 virus-infected Capitol employees and

‘Meteorite’ discovered at NOHS

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A 3-inch rock, believed to be a meteorite, reportedly fell near the guards’ barracks at the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City recently, school principal Mario Amaca said yesterday. Amaca said that Janet Sarsillo,

Palace hails Yuka Saso for winning US Women’s Open

Malacañang congratulated Filipino teenager Yuka Saso for her historic win in the 76th US Women’s Open golf championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. “Today is a great day in Philippine sports. The Palace greets Yuka Saso for

Sagay launches Covid ‘stories of hope’

Sagay City in Negros Occidental is honoring the frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019, through short films produced by Sagaynon filmmakers. The city government launched the “Sagay Covid Stories of Hope and Courage–Flash Shorts Contest” in