MERGE MASKS OF THE WORLD. Bacolod’s MassKara Festival represented by the Kagayon, led by Rudy Reveche, is part of the ongoing Thailand International Mask Dance Festival along with other mask festivals from five countries, at the ASEAN Cultural Center in Bangkok.*


Unions back Leo Rey;
Takeover legal: lawyer
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Leaders of the Visayas and Mindanao labor unions of the Yanson- owned bus firms yesterday aired their support for ousted president Leo Rey Yanson and family matriarch Olivia Yanson.

But the assumption of Roy Yanson as the new president and head of operations of his family’s multi-billion peso transportation empire that operates nationwide, was legal, his brother Leo Rey was replaced for loss of trust and confidence, lawyer Sheila Sison said at a press conference at Seda Capitol Central in Bacolod City, yesterday.

There will be no interruption in the bus firms’ services to the public, and there will be no layoffs of employees, Sison, of the Fortun, Narvasa, Salazar law office, also assured. moremoremore


PNP sets security for Lacson
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson may have to live with security personnel, trailing him, as chief executive of the province.

Col. Romeo Baleros, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said yesterday that Gov. Lacson is a simple person, who is not used to being escorted, especially by men with guns.

But Baleros stressed that it is the mandate of the PNP to ensure the safety of the newly-elected governor, as they will be held liable if something happens to him. moremoremore

 

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DICT recognizes NOLITC anew
as outstanding Tech4Ed center
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) was again recognized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology as an outstanding Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurial, and Economic Development (Tech4Ed) center in the Visayas.

At the Tech4Ed center conference held in Iloilo City recently, the DICT named NOLITC a top performer in terms of platform-based users as of April 2019, and number one in total trainings conducted from November 2018 to April 2019.

Ma. Cristina Orbecido, NOLITC vocational school administrator, said the award was a surprise, considering that the provincial government-run IT hub had been recognized as an outstanding center in the country in the last three years.