OPENING OPENING. The Bacolaodiat Festival Fu Dogs and Chinese Lanterns installation art contest entries are now on display at The District – North Point in Talisay City.*
( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Villar: No election
‘wishful thinking'

Senator Cynthia Villar yesterday dismissed as “wishful thinking” the reports that there will no elections in May this year and in 2019. The two elections will push through, Villar said.

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez had earlier raised the possibility that no midterm elections could take place in 2019 if Congress succeeds in changing the charter to allow a shift to a federal form of government.

The synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections have been scheduled for May this year, and election for local and national officials in May 2019. . moremoremore

Charter day bill
up for 3rd reading

House Bill 5875 declaring June 18 of every year aspecial non-working public holiday in Bacolod City to be known as “Bacolod City Charter Day,” was approved by the House of Representatives on second reading Tuesday, Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said yesterday.

Gasataya said the bill is scheduled for third reading this week.

The bill seeks to commemorate the charter of Bacolod on its true day of creation, address the problems presented by R.A. 7724, and honor those who took the necessary steps to lead Bacolod into its cityhood status on June 18, 1938, he said in his explanatory note. . .moremoremore


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Negros Tourism Office
pledges continued support to MSMEs

The Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Office pledged continued support to local micro, small, and medium enterprises under the food sector to help boost the food tourism programs in the province.

Cristine Mansinares, supervising tourism operations officer, said that through the help of the Department of Tourism, they will continue to support the MSMEs in the food sector to upgrade the level of services they are offering.

She said this after the president of World Food Expo, Joel Pascual, urged that the province should create more food tourism events to boost Bacolod City and Negros Occidental as food destinations in the country. ..