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Chauncey Produces FBS NC2 Holders

A total of 23 trainees from Isabela town in Negros Occidental passed the National Certificate 2 for Food and Beverage Services recently. The trainees, belonging to first batch of graduates, were scholars of the local government unit of Isabela whose financial assistance was sourced from the Bottom-up-Budget of the municipality in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. March 26 is the tentative schedule of graduation.


FBS NC2 HOLDERS. (L-r) sitting: Joemarie Jeneza, Joey Suelo, John Freedrick Caluban, John Ken Medalla, Mark Stephen Ereneo, (L-r) standing: Georgina Jovero, Resame Jimenez, Lorene Maguad, Riza Mae Oteño, Fe Gayomale, Liezel Becino, Lysa Hervilla, Johnriel Jordan, Johna Panagsagan, Faith Sumagaysay, Virgie Magallon, Ana Mae Alagos, Cindy Mae Enoria, Aiza Mae Mondia, Jake Albor, Miss Annielou V. Mana-ay, Jonel Vallega, and Edgardo Ballenas.*

Lewaijiao Partners with Bago City College

Lewaijiao (LWJ), an online and offline tutorial services entity with more than 10,000 students in different cities in China arrived in the country to lock a partnership with Bago City College, a government-run educational institution in Bago City, Negros Occidental. LWJ is a Business Unit of TAL Education Group which is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer comprehensive tutoring services to more than 300,000 students from pre-school to the twelfth grade in China. TAL is a company listed in the New York Stock Exchange.


(From Left to Right) Dr. George T. Parroco, Bago City College Administrator-President; Mr. Golden Zheng, CEO, Lewaijiao; Bago City Mayor Ramon Torres; Ms. Calyn Shi, Director of Lewaijiao; Manuel T. Parroco, Owner- Virtual Desk; April Jewel Jarina, Operations Manager of Virtual Desk.*

Peace Covenant Signing in La Carlota City

“Let us honor this Peace Covenant. Let us pray for honest, free, peaceful and orderly local elections.”


Ms. Celia V. Ramos, La Carlota City Comelec Officer administers Oath of Peace Covenant of the candidates for May 9, 2016 local elections in La Carlota City. They are Mayor Luis De Jesus Jalandoni III, NUP/UNEGA, Vice-Mayor Rex Rojas Jalando-on-LP/UNEGA, SPMs Amalia D. Aguirre, Karen L. Aguirre, David T. Baga Jr., Richard Sebastian S. Benedicto, Julian M. Chiang, Jose Luis D. Jalandoni, Jacob E. Liansing - UNEGA, Jaime Manuel H. Mariño - LP/UNEGA, Arnaldo S. Miravalles, Zaldy C. Pernito - UNEGA; Independent Christine T. Masa, Manuel R. Badillo and John R. Badillo - NPC at the Our Lady of Peace Parish Church. * (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

‘I Don’t Know Him’, Isabela SBM on ‘Golden’

Isabela Councilor Raffy Uy yesterday vehemently denied that he knows Jacklyn “Golden” Villaquer, one of the suspects in the murder of Board Member Renato Malabor and his bodyguard last year.

“I only know him by his name and notoriety but not as a personal acquaintance,” Uy said.

He also brushed aside the claim of Villaquer in an affidavit that he (Villaquer) overheard him and Montilla talking about “taking care of Malabor”.

“He never alighted from the back of my pick up he was hitching on at the time,” Uy said.

3 Killed in Separate Road Mishaps

Three persons, including a minor were killed, and two others in critical condition in separate motorcycle accidents in Toboso, La Carlota City and Bacolod City, Saturday.

Police identified the victims as Diofista Claro, 68 years old and resident of Barangay Tabun-ac in Toboso, Negros Occidental; Vicente Panado, Jr., 43 of Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City; and minor Edmar Segovia, 7 years old of Narra Extension in Barangay Villamonte.