MERGE ALL SET. A vendor displays colorful MassKara masks in downtown Bacolod as the world-renowned festivity kicked off Monday and will last until October 28* (Andy Alvarez photo)


Bacolod improves rank
in Top 100 super cities
BY MARK L. GARCIA

Bacolod City improved its ranking eight notches higher in the Top 100 super cities in the world, from 97 in 2017 to 89 this year, by a global advisory firm, Tholons.

Based on the Tholons Services Globalization Index published early this week, Bacolod managed to raise its ranking to number 89, along with other six cities in the Philippines that leaped big in their respective rankings.

All of the Philippine cities in the top 100 list managed to move up their rankings, with Manila from no. 3 to 2 this year, Cebu from 12 to 11, Davao from 85 to 75, Sta. Rosa in Laguna from 100 to 87, and Iloilo that did not placed in 2017 to 92 this year. moremoremore


VP to speak at fishers’ congress
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Vice President Leni Robredo will be in Bacolod City today.

Robredo will speak at the 5th provincial congress of the Negros Occidental Small Fishers Alliance, at Business Inn at 11:20 a.m. today.

The program will start with a message from Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, and Robredo will be introduced by Judy Gepulle, chairperson of the Municipal Federation of Small Fisherfolk. moremoremore

 

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31 Negrenses finish Australian
vocational education, training
BY MARK L. GARCIA

More opportunities are coming to Negros Occidental from Australia.

Thirty-one Negrenses graduated from the Australian Vocational Education and Training Program yesterday, and 19 of them will fly to Australia for an internship and some can now teach in Australian Qualification in their respective schools.

The Australian Vocational Education and Training Program is a partnership program of the provincial government of Negros Occidental, through the Negros Occidental Language and IT Center, Australian Skills Institute, Angels Care Pty. Ltd., and Fox Education and Consultancy.