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Bacolod City

PAMET Negros Holds Scientific Seminar, Election

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The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) Negros Occidental Chapter had its 1st Quarter Scientific Seminar on the topic: “Identification of Intestinal Parasites” with Lerma Paris as its guest speaker at Benjamin Hall in Bacolod City yesterday. An election for the new set of officers for 2015-2017 was held after the seminar which was attended by Medical Technologists from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental. The following new elected officers are: Mary Ann Fandida, Liza Santillan, Andrew Altarejos, Ma. Lovella Benedicto, Maruja Japzon, April Joy de la Rama, Gemma de los Reyes, Susita Ladines, Genevieve Nolido, Ma. Sylvia Azurin, Florence Bravo, Ma. Therese Garsuta, Lucille Meneses, Allan Benjamin and Ma. Christina Velez. The 15 elected officers will elect its next chapter president on its chapter officers meeting scheduled on a later date.*


PAMET-Negros Occidental Chapter Officers with scientific seminar speaker Lerma Paris (center seated).*

25 Vie for Lin-ay Sang Negros 2015 Title

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Out of 32 aspirants, 25 have initially qualified the validation of candidates for the 21st Lin-ay sang Negros 2015 held at the social hall of the Provincial Capitol on Friday afternoon, hosted by pageant chair Ian de Ramos, Capitol’s head of special project office, Rene Hinojales, and Tetchie Viñas as head of secretariat.

Ramos said, Miss Calatrava was disqualified because she had participated in the beauty pageant outside her municipality; Miss Silay City stands 5’1 1/2 only instead of the required 5’2" height; while the other two candidates were not able to attend the validation because they have classes at USLS.

The concerned LGU of disqualified candidates were requested by the Lin-ay Secretariat to send replacements within one week.

Multi Sectors Join BACIWA Celebrate World Water Day

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With its theme, Water and sustainable Development, the annual World Water day celebration anchored by the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) through Chairman Atty. Ma. Aida Torre, Friday, March 21 was successful due to the active participation of various groups, government, non-government organizations, academe, people and civic organizations, including police and the army.


Judges at the photo exhibit during the world water day celebration, Friday, March 20, hosted by BACIWA: Rosendo Roy Aguilar left, Randy Tolentino, right, all faculty LCC-B ARFIEN, with NDB’s Edith Colmo, center.* (Roy Aguilar photo)

Sandiganbayan Decision on Monico Computer Case ‘Not Yet Final’

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By Eugene y. Adiong

“The Sandiganbayan decision is not yet final.”

This is the position of one of the counsels of Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella with regards to the recent decision of the Sandigan-bayan Fourth Division denying the motion to quash by Puentevella in the complaint filed against him and two others for the procurement and distribution of IT packages for public elementary and secondary schools in Bacolod City for the years 2001 up to 2006, using his PDAF, that some of the supposed school beneficiaries have not received.

Church Lauds Media for Sustaining Truth

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Fr. Felix Pasquin, Rector of San Sebastian Cathedral lauded members of the Negros Press Club (NPC) and Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) for their vigilance in sustaining the truth, exposing to the people the real score of what is happening in our society.


The Very Rev. Fr. Felix Pasquin (left) Rector of the San Sebastian Cathedral and Chairman, Diocesan Commission on Social Communications, delivers a thorough discussion on the main focus of the Lenten Media Recollection last Saturday at the St. John Mary Vianney Hall, Bishop’s House - the Year of the Poor. Seated in front with media practitioners and other religious groups is NDB’s Pert Toga. Heading the Negros Press Club members and NPC Council of Past Presidents are Dolores Epacta, NPC president and Modesto Saonoy, NPC-CPP chairman respectively. KBP members representing broadcast and electronic media are also present.* (Photo courtesy of NPC VP Chrysee Samillano)

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