MERGE UNSHOD NO MORE. Pupils at the Aglabasyang Satellite School in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, excitedly look for the right fit as the first recipients of the Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation's new LoveFits project that adds slippers to the LoveBag backpacks they distribute to mountain children in the Visayas and Mindanao.* (Aeson Baldevia photo)

Grupo Progreso’s allies
in LnB race unopposed

Candidates for the Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) election in Bacolod City Monday, who are allied with Grupo Progreso, are all running unopposed.

Barangay Captain Lady Gles Gonzales of Brgy. Taculing together with Barangay Captain Andre Franklin Familiaran of Brgy. 13 and Brgy. Captain Jose Maria Leandro Norberto de Leon of Vista Alegre filed their certificates of candidacy for LnB president, vice president and auditor, respectively, yesterday.

Those running for LnB directors are Barangay Captains Rosinie Distrito of Brgy. Singcang, Anthony Jose Loth Alfredo Ayco – Brgy. 15, John Mark Petierre – Brgy.30, Rodney Carmona – Brgy. Sum-ag, Ricky Mijares – Brgy.Banago, Rodolfo Pico – Brgy. Mansilingan, Degie Tanista – Alangilan and Romel Flores – Brgy. Villamonte, who are also unopposed. moremoremore

LN vs. UNegA bets’ battle on

Two bets filed their certificates of candidacy for president of the Negros Occidental Liga ng mga Barangay before the deadline ended yesterday, officially kicking off the race between allies of the United Negros Alliance and Love Negros.

Juvy Pepello of Victorias City, who is aligned with Love Negros, is challenging incumbent provincial LnB president Annabelle Bermudo of La Carlota City and an ally of the United Negros Alliance.

The winner in the LnB election at the Seda Capitol Central in Bacolod City Monday morning will represent the league in the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan. moremoremore


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P3.6-M in crop, livestock
damage noted in NegOcc

Crop and livestock damage caused by heavy monsoon rains last week rose to close to P3.6 million in Negros Occidental, records of the Office of Provincial Agriculturist and Provincial Veterinary Office showed yesterday.

Copies furnished to the DAILY STAR showed that the PVO and OPA reported damage of P3,592,929.3 caused by heavy rains brought on by the southwest monsoon, enhanced by typhoon Henry, from July 15-23.

The reports included an estimated P3,294,921.02in rice and corn damage from eight local government units while livestock damage was estimated at P298,008.28 was reported by five LGUs.