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Bacolod City

Fire Victims’ Burial Set April 22

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Rommel Pido, anchorman of DYAF-Radyo Veritas revealed yesterday that his mother and four siblings who died in a fire that razed Purok Bulgan, Barangay 1, Bacolod are set to be buried on April 22 at the Handumanan Public Cemetery.

Norma Pido, 68 and her grandchildren Angel Katrina Pido, 13 Emmanuel Rashed Gally, 11; Juliana Channel Gally, 8 and Joemarie Hemsly Gally, 7 were trapped in a fire that also gutted their house on April 7, 2015.

A mass at the San Sebastián Cathedral is set at 2:00 P.M. before the burial in Handumanan, Pido said.

Panaad Sales up by 30%

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Sales from the 22nd Panaad sa Negros Festival rose to P7,246,003 or 30 percent this year.

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the gross sales as of yesterday showed that the total sales from the pavilions of the local government units is P3,836,148, garden show - P1,500,000, organic village - P865,680 and livestock and dairy - P1,044,205.

Among the LGUs, the top grossers were San Carlos City - P1,312,050, Cadiz City - P718,579 and Calatrava - P614,727, records show.

WV: Retirement Tourist Attraction

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Western Visayas is one of the most potential retirement tourism desti-nations in the Phillippines, according to Atty. Helen Katalbas, regional di-rector, Department of Tourism Region 6. This is a tourism product that attracts retirable tourists from other countries. This is due to our natural attrac-tion, low cost of foods, beaches and mountain re-sorts, and peaceful at-mosphere.

Western Visayas is number one in the whole country in terms of tourist arrivals, Katalbas said, Boracay and Negros Occi-dental are top places of tourist destinations in Western Visayas.

Lions Donate Books To SDC, Orphanage

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The Bacolod City Host Lions Club donated several boxes of assorted children’s books and reading materials to the Holy Infant Nursery in Barangay Sum-ag and the Social Development Center (SDC), a center for children-in-conflict-with-the-law and children-at-risk. Several other boxes were also donated by the club to the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY), a residential facility for children in conflict with the law in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras. The books were collected and shipped by the Leo Club in New Jersey, USA thru the initiative of project chairperson Leah Garbanzos. Club president Councilor Caesar Distrito, IPCC Councilor Em Ang and other members of the club turned over the donation to SDC center head Gina Castro.

Bacolod City Lions Club president Councilor Caesar Distrito (6th from left) turns-over the books donated to the SDC to minor residents and center head Gina Castro (8th from left) in the presence of other members, L-R: Leah Garbanzos, Betty Tenaja, Alfred Bruckner, Alan Ang, Councilor Em Ang, Merla Raz, Mario Garbanzos, Sony Manojo, Jade Distrito and Glesilda Diaz.*

DOH Warns: Avoid Storing Foods in Hot Areas

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Dr. Renilyn Reyes, Medical Specialist, Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 warns the public to avoid storing foods in hot areas. Also, avoid storing foods that are exposed to heat because it will easily get spoiled due to rapid infestation of bacteria when the atmosphere is hot.