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The Negros Island Region (NIR) will equally distribute progress and development among the three Visayan regions, said Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.

Folkdancers of the Municipality of Murcia with their winning piece “Pasikat na Baso” during the Philippine Folkdance Competition, recently.* (M. Meniao, Capitol photo)

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (2nd from left) welcomes Tsuneishi Group of Companies chairman Makoto Kambara (center) and party at the Panaad Park and Stadium, yesterday. With them is Dr. Renante Decena.* (Capitol photo)

Marañon’s statements is in reaction to comments made by National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) regional director Ro-ann Bacal.

Bacal said that removal of Negros Occidental from Western Visayas would diminish the economic lead of the region.

Bacolod, Taguig as Twin Cities in First ProbinSyudad FESTIVALExpo on April 24-26

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The first ProbinSyudad FESTIVALExpo for the Twinning of Cities will be held in Bacolod City on April 24-26, 2015 as part of the Twinning Project between Bacolod and Taguig.

Piaya Network President Leah Aguirre, ProbinSyudad: The First FESTIVALExpo for the Twinning of Cities Project Head Charlotte Tinaza, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, Councilor Sonya Verdeflor and Resident Project Manager Jen Cabahug during the unveiling of the project yesterday at the Bacolod People’s House.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Councilor Sonya Verdeflor (2nd L) being interviewed on ProbinSyudad celebration.* (WHOS photo)

The initiative is a nationwide project that highlights a city-to-city development cooperation to aid effectiveness for mutual learning and friendship between people, as well as in promoting each city’s progress, proud heritage and culture and arts.

“This is another good project that will make the city smile,” said Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella during its unveiling yesterday at the Ceremonial Hall of the Bacolod People’s House. Further, the Mayor also sees the influx of more guests to come to Bacolod.

Bacolod and Taguig give a lot of love and respect to each other, he added.

ProbinSyudad Project Head Charlotte Tinaza said that the upcoming celebration is in line with the 2012 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing and Resolution No. 620 which was passed in 1996 that saw the two metropolis as sister cities. She also opined that her visits to Bacolod have always been “very warm” and hopes that the event will be included in the city’s major occasions.

Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, who was also present during the announcement, said that the relationship between Bacolod City and Taguig “doesn’t start and end with the MOA signing” and is a start for both Local Government Units (LGU) to share their best practices with each other.

Event highlights include a FUNdRIVE campaign by the Volkswagen Club of Negros Island, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Career Hub in partnership with the IT-Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), as well as the “One Million Voices” campaign in celebration of the industry reaching its 1 million mark and as Bacolod being considered as the country’s second wave in the IT-BPO field.

A Rights of the Child nationwide campaign will also be observed alongside the League of Tourism and Hospitality Students Summit and a classical Concert-Dinner of a Cause for the benefit of St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged.

Piaya Network, ProbinSyudad’s official media partner, will also be re-launched in celebration of its 2nd year of operation.



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