MERGE Bacoleña Henni Espinosa, executive producer/writer/talent (2nd from left), with Jon Santos – editor, Patrick Luna - cameraman/drone and Jeremiah Ysip – director of photography (l-r) receiving their Emmy Awards for “Box City” in San Francisco Saturday night*

Full cop deployment
as classes open today

There will be maximum police deployment in public schools throughout Negros Occidental and Bacolod City as more than half a million students troop back to school today.

Police mobile forces will be deployed today to augment town and city policemen during the opening of classes, Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, Negros Occidental police director, said yesterday.

They will be on alert for petty crimes, such as theft, he said. moremoremore

Bacoleña wins two Emmys

Henni Espinosa, a multi-awarded United States-based broadcast journalist from Bacolod City, won two more Emmy Awards Saturday night for her documentary, “Box City”, a story of homeless Filipinos in San Francisco.

Espinosa won the awards for “ Outstanding On-Camera Talent - Program Host/Moderator/Reporter” and “Outstanding Public/Current/Community Affairs Program/Special” for “Box City” at the 47th Annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards presented at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

In 2013 she also took home an Emmy as the executive producer and writer of “The Filipino Champions of SOMA”, also under the public/current/community affairs special program/special category. It was about ordinary Filipinos doing extraordinary things in the community. moremoremore


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IP group finds new way
to earn with eco-tourism

With the opening of classes today, the children of an Indigenous Peoples (IP) group in Brgy. Kumaliskis in Salvador Benedicto town, Negros Occidental, may have less problems in meeting their school needs, as their parents have found a new way to earn more income through eco-tourism and value-adding of crops.

The Malatan-og Tour Guide Farmers Association, a group of tour guides who belong to the Bukidnon group in this upland town of Negros have started to assist visitors going to Malatan-og Falls in Kumaliskis since March this year, its president, Mario Tolentino, said Saturday.

Apart from tour guiding, the Bukidnon mothers who were taught by the Technology and Livelihood Development Center of Neg. Occ. and the Department of Trade and Industry about-value adding, have also sold their products like banana and taro chips to the visiting tourists.