MERGE CLEAN-UP. Children join a coastal clean-up at the Tuburan Wharf in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, to help in the war against plastics polluting the seas.* (Max Macahilo photo)

‘Negros voters to hit 1.8M’
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Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez expects Negros Occidental to have more than 1.8 million voters when the registration period ends today.

Negros Occidental had 1.75 million voters during the barangay elections in May this year, he said.

The Comelec yesterday announced that there will be no extension of the voter registration period, which will start at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. today. moremoremore

University bashed for ML videos

The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in Bacolod City was bashed online and scored by the National Union of Journalists-Bacolod chapter yesterday for showing videos at the UNO-R lobby on the Marcos dictatorship, that had not been vetted for accuracy and credibility.

Albert Pagunsan, on his Facebook page, said UNO-R a reputable university, is airing videos claiming “Justice for Marcos” and depicting him as anti-corrupt and a hero.

Shame on you for airing a video spreading lies about a dictator who impoverished Negrosanon peasants and workers during Martial Law, he added. moremoremore


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LGUs drafting tourism masterplan

Eight local government units in Negros Occidental are now drafting their local masterplans after their officers were trained by the Department of Tourism-Western Visayas on tourism planning, Provincial Senior Tourism Operations Officer Jennylind Cordero said yesterday.

Representatives from the cities of Victorias, Talisay, and Kabankalan, and the towns of Hinoba-an, San Enrique, Calatrava, Manapla, and La Castellana participated in the Local Tourism Development Planning Coaching/Mentoring Workshop held at the Metro Inn, Bacolod City from September 26-27.

After the workshop, these LGUs are expected to come up with the drafts of their tourism master plan as they were taught the technical requirements for creating it.