WINNERS. The 2017 Lin-Ay sang Talisay, Judy Ann Tordillas, flanked by 2nd runner up Miles Liza Mondigo and 1st runner up Aubrey Ann Estilo who won in the pageant staged at the Talisay City Public Plaza last night.* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )
The Negros Occidental provincial government has hired 192 contractual employees, most of them from provincial government-run hospitals, on a permanent basis.
The newly hired permanent employees, most of them doctors, nurses and utility workers, from seven hospitals,took their oaths of office along with newly promoted provincial government employees at the Social Hall of the Capitol in Bacolod City, yesterday.
backs HFCS probe
Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya yesterday said members of the Visayan Bloc in the House of Representatives are pushing for an investigation in aid of legislation on the reported unabated or unregulated importation of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
Gasataya said, in a press release from his office, that a manifesto seeking the investigation to be undertaken by the House Committee on Visayas Development chaired by Rep. Alejandro Mirasol(Neg. Occ., 5 th District) is being drafted by the group.
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Three new priests,
four deacons to be ordained
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Diocese of Dumaguete will soon have three new priests and four new deacons this month, which Bishop Julito Cortes has described as a huge grace from God for the diocese.
Cortes will be the ordaining prelate for both the candidates to the priesthood and the deaconate in a mass at 9 a.m. on February 14 at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Dumaguete.