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Classes, Government Work Suspended Today Phl-wide

Whether there is a transport strike or none in Bacolod and Negros today, which is definitely none in the city and Negros Occidental, the order of President Rodrigo R. Duterte suspending all classes in all levels, both in public and private schools, and government work nationwide, still holds.

The suspension of work, however does not include the private sector, as Duterte is giving private employers the discretion whether to suspend work.

Seminar on Sales & Marketing Set Today

A “Sales & Marketing Seminar” will be held today, July 13 under the auspices of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) as part of the July 11 to 17 Bacolod-Negros Business Week.

While the products and services exhibits and expositions are being held at Robinsons Place Bacolod Fountain Area, the sales and marketing seminar will be held 9AM to 5PM today at the Ricardo Hall of L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod.

Juanito “Jun” Malunes Tupas, Jr., will be the resource person.

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NEGROS PRESS CLUB 2016-17 Officers being sworn into office last night at NPC Building by Bacolod Councilor, Atty. Archie Baribar. From left, Baribar, Teresa Ellera (President), Babes Gantalao (VP), Erwin Nicavera (Secretary), Glazyl Masculino (Treasurer), Shiela Mae Gelera (Auditor), and Board of Directors Mark Salanga, Serge Santillan, Merlinda Pedrosa, Hernand Garciniego, Dolly Yasa, Edgar Lucasan, Eugene Adiong, and ex-oficio Dolores Epacta. Induction ceremony will be on March 5, 2016 at 6PM at SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City.* (Archie Alipalo photo)

Negros Basketball Group (NBG) Games Raging

The Negros Basketball Group (NBG) intercolor tournament opened Sunday, with the first game between Globe Team (Ysatam) scoring 68 points against PLDT (Luciano) Team with 60.

It was topscored by Globe’s Nonoy Rosquin with 18 points, Valencia with 15, Delos Santos w/11, Pedreso 13, Ysatam 4.

Topscoring for PLDT: San Miguel 25, Garcia 12, Tio 6, Binguan 6, Montejo 2.

The second game was between Nepan Team (Sandoval) with 126 vs. IMC Team (Operiano) with 119 points in double overtime, topscored by Bert Celis with 27 pts.

Finally

I sit in the Bacolod City Solid Waste Management Board in behalf of the Bacolod Anti-Baha Alliance, an NGO, and representing the private sector. I am relieved to share here that our SWM board finally submitted to the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources our 10-year solid waste management plan. This is our city's first such plan, 13 years after the national garbage law, R.A. 9003, was passed. For this landmark achievement, I congratulate our hard-working board, headed by Mayor Monico Puentevella and City Administrator Rolando Villamor. I especially applaud our Technical Working Group, headed by Executive Assistant Ma. Fe Trespuentes, for painstakingly putting the plan together. The TWG is made up of members of our SWM board who are working at city hall, such as department heads, to ensure accountability. And that is a good thing.