FIRE Gov. Alfredo Marañon presents a barong cloth produced by sericulture farmers of OISCA Philippines in Tabunan, Bago City as a souvenir to French Ambassador Thierry Mathou, Saturday as Fr. Jaques Lerlec, benefactor of Virlanie Foundation, and Silay Councilor Solomon Locsin look on.*


Presidentiables face off
Negros supporters defend their bets
BY CARLA GOMEZ

If online surveys of the first leg of the presidential debates held at the Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City are to be believed, Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte were the top winners and vice president Jejomar Binay was in last place.

But for the presidential candidates' supporters in Negros Occidental, each of their bets performed the best, depending on which camp they belong to.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., a staunch supporter of Roxas, said it was clear that all three rounds of the PiliPinas Debates 2016 went to his bet. moremoremore

France, Monaco
give P13.7M aid

BY KEITH BRANDON CARI-AN

Livelihood and multi-educational facilities worth P13.7 million were donated by Virlanie Foundation and Association Mondiale des Amis De l'Enfence (AMADE) to the Tiglawigan Elementary School in Barangay Tiglawigan, Cadiz City, Saturday.

Virlanie and AMADE-Mondiale, foundations from France and Monaco, donated seven school buildings containing 14 classrooms complete with facilities, a canteen, restroom, and a stage. After typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck the Philippines, Barangay Tiglawigan was the most devastated in Cadiz City.

A ribbon-cutting for the facilities was followed by the hoisting of the Philippines, French and Monacan flags and speeches from the guests. .moremoremore

 

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IN DUMAGUETE
FU holds annual exposition
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Foundation University in Dumaguete City is fully ready for the implementation of the K-12 program with some solutions to the senior high school program featured at its annual exposition, recently.

The university held its annual exposition for three days at the Robinsons Place mall in Dumaguete, as a “promotional tool” and to share with the community its accomplishments over the past years, FU president Victor Vicente Sinco said.

Featured in the exposition are academic, vocational and sports tracks, among others, that are made available as the university starts shifting towards the K-12 program as required by the Commission on Higher Education, Sinco said in an interview. .moremoremore