Kabankalan Mayor Isidro Zayco, Local Government Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo, Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District), Tourism Undersecretary Silvino Tejada, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Rep. Stephen Paduano (AbangLingkod), l-r, at the opening of the 24 th Panaad sa Nagros Festival* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )
Cabinet officials Saturday vowed to push for the retention of the Negros Island Region and promote Negros Occidental's tourism industry.
Local Government Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo and Tourism UndersecretarySilvinoTejada committed to help the province in their speeches at the opening of the 24th Panaadsa Negros Festival at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.
Murcia now hall of fame winner
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The spectacularTinabu-ay Festival of Murcia town was declared champion for the third straight year in the Festival Dances Competition of the 24th Panaad sa Negros Festival held at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City Saturday.
This makes Murcia a Hall of Fame winner,Ma. Lina Sanogal, Panaad executive director and action officer, said yesterday
|God save the Queen!|
Campaign boosted to declare
4 provinces insurgency-free
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The Army's 3rd Infantry Division has two options for the New People's Army in the four provinces of Negros and Panay that are yet to be declared insurgency-free.
To destroy them, or bring them back to the folds of the law will be our focus, Maj. Gen. Jon Aying, 3ID commander, said Saturday. He, however, did not elaborate about their plans.