MERGE Kagawad Juan Enrique Sayson of Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, son of former Bacolod vice mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, at the mass oath-taking of barangay officials of Bacolod City yesterday*

Governor not at Paduano
brgy officials’ oathtaking

Barangay Captain Karen Pineda of Brgy. 33, Bacolod City administered the oath of barangay captains and kagawads of Bacolod City, who are allied with Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod), during a mass oath-taking facilitated by the solon yesterday at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. who, Paduano said, would lead the oathtaking was not present.

The governor was not able to make it last night since he had to attend to something important, Paduano said. moremoremore

Digong adviser to lead
June 16 rites: Leonardia

A top adviser of President Rodrigo Duterte will be the inducting officer and guest speaker at the mass oath-taking ceremonies of the newly elected barangay captains and kagawads of Bacolod City at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City, 2 p.m. on June 16.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino has confirmed his attendance as inducting officer and guest speaker in the said affair.

Leonardia, Rep. Greg Gasataya and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran will deliver their respective messages, along with Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag, Bacolod director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). moremoremore


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NegOcc AEWs trained
for hybrid rice farming

Negros Occidental now has about 26 inbred and hybrid rice model farms as the government continues its aggressive campaign for hybrid rice production in the province to attain 100 percent rice sufficiency this year.

Mark Lester Gamboa, Regional Local Farmer Technician (LFT) coordinator of the Department of Agriculture-Western Visayas, said this yesterday during the Training of Trainers on Hybrid Rice Technology and Financial Literacy held at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City.

Gamboa said there are 10 model farms for the inbred rice variety and 16 for hybrid rice around the province since the program started in 2017.