MERGE Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. raises the hands of vice gubernatorial candidate Jeffrey Ferrer, Rep. Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod) and gubernatorial bet Eugenio Jose Lacson after they filed their certificates of candidacy yesterday* (Andy Alvarez photo)

It’s a 3-way battle
for Bacolod mayor

A broadcaster and a former councilor are running against Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia in the 2019 midterm elections.

They are Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, who filed her certificate of candidacy yesterday as an independent candidate under Asenso Para sa Bwas Damlag sg Bacolodnon-MKK, and Ray Carmona, who also filed his CoC as an independent candidate for mayor.

The candidates of ABB-MKK led by congressional candidate Monico Puentevella filed their CoCs yesterday morning after a mass and a press conference. moremoremore

A show of unity in Negros

It was a show of unity yesterday among the political leaders of Negros Occidental.

Top leaders of the United Negros Alliance and Love Negros yesterday took turns in endorsing their candidates for various elective positions, from board member, vice governor, governor to congressman, under a unified ticket, during the filing of certificates of candidacy at the Comelec provincial office in Bacolod City.

“If we are united, there is unity and progress. It is a dream come true for Negrenses,” said Governor Alfredo Marañon, who witnessed the CoC filing of Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson for governor and former Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer for vice governor under the unified ticket of UNegA and Love Negros. moremoremore


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PVO boosts chicken production

The Provincial Veterinary Office is continuing its efforts to infuse hen and rooster bloodlines originating from Peru and Australia breeding bases to the ongoing production of “Negros Chicken” at the Provincial Livestock Breeding Center and Dairy Farm in Brgy. La Granja, La Carlota City, a press release from the PVO said yesterday.

The program aims to produce more chicken in support to the animal livelihood program of the provincial government, the press release said.

Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said the infusion of bloodlines hopes to produce a strain of chicken that can adapt to Negros condition, fast growing, good feed converter that will ultimately provide raisers with the optimum return.