Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, (3rd and 4th from left) with Outstanding Negrenses Ramon Peñalosa, Ma. Cecilia Locsin-Nava, Erik Charles Matti, Aurora Barredo for Federico Barredo, and Mhel Sillador for Anna Balcells (l-r),*
( Andy Alvarez photo )
‘ Pacman magic' reigns
BY NIDA BUENAFE
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision victory against Mexican-American Jessie Vargas yesterday to win the WBO welterweight title for the third time and make his mark as the only elected senator in the world to become a world boxing champion.
At 37, Pacquiao showed hisspeed, footwork, and combination of punches were still there as he flooredthe 27-year-old Vargasin the second of their 12-round fight in front of a crowdof more than 16,000 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The crime clock yesterday again stopped ticking in Negros Occidental, as Negrenseswere glued to their television sets watching Philippine boxing icon-turned Senator Manny Pacquiao reclaim the World Boxing Organization welterweight title from Mexican Jessie Vargas, whom he defeated in a 12-round boxing bout in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said yesterday that they had not recorded any crime incident in the provinceduring thePacquiao fight.
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good governance award
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
The Department of Interior and Local Government in Dumaguete clarified that the city government was among the recipients of the 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance award because it had passed in the evaluation and assessment conducted by national evaluators for its remarkable performance and commitment to the quest for honest and competent local government.
City local government operations officer Farah Diba Gentuya issued the clarification, in response to an invitation by the Sangguniang Panlungsod for her to appear in the next regular session to shed light on the information of Councilor Lilani Ramon that the present administration did a trouble shooting to get the award..