Opinion: Candelaria Derby Winner
Nene Abello, one of the best known fighting cock breeders of Negros Occidental reportedly ended up recently as one of the winners in the CandelariaDerby in Jaro, Iloilo City.
Abello received a major mention with his picture in the Panay News latest issue. That simply affirms his reputation as among the best cockers of the region.
But Abello is not just a cocker. He, although I must admit that he owns one of the biggest group of rare fighting cocks in the province.
Abello, a graduate of the UP Los Baños, is also one of the most known farmers of the province. He also has the best herd of goat and sheep which he normally exports to Metro Manila.
To him our congratulations. And our kudos for his dedicated devotion to farming and animal husbandry.
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Fred Barcelona, president of the Fundacion de la Famila Barcelona de Escalante is not an ordinary philanthropist. He visits each village where the Fundacion aims to construct a kindergarten school in line with the K+12 program of the government.
In short, Barcelona said the fundacion intends to construct a schoolhouse in every barangay of Negros Oriental and Occidental.
"An order but we are determined to go through with our dream," was how he put it.
But the local fundacion is not alone. It has also found a welcome ally in Angelicum Fundacion of Spain. This is the one that has been providing them with assistance for their projects.
And locally, they also can count on the Negros Volunteers for their administrative chores.
Despite the economic downturn in Spain, Barcelona said the Angelicum has continued to provide the Fundacion the assistance badly needed for the realization of their dream of a schoolhouse for the children in every village of the two province of Negros Occidental and Oriental.
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It is not enough for the NPA to apologize and acknowledge their mistake in the massacre of 13 people, nine of them civilians last January 26 in Barangay Puso, La Castellana town.
While they offered to provide financial assistance to two of the slain civilians, they failed to mention the other victims of the massacre.
To a certain extent, Senior Inspector Celestino Guara is correct. They should not just apologize to their victims, they must also show proof of how they discipline the erring members of the command who staged that massacre.
We expect that they will do it post-haste and they had acknowledged recently their mistake of the agreement not to touch civilians and to provide them security.
We, as with others in the province, are waiting for the results of that reprimand to their erring members.*