MERGE PROCLAMATION. Members of the City Board of Canvassers Anna Janette Lamban and Perico Hernaez (7th and 11th from left) with the winning candidates of Bacolod City Wilson Gamboa Jr., Elmer Sy, Ana Marie Palermo, Bart Orola, Dindo Ramos, Israel Salanga, El Cid Familiaran, Evelio Leonardia, Greg Gasataya, Archie Baribar, Al Victor Espino, Simple Distrito, Renecito Novero and Cindy Rojas (l-r).*

It’s a 14-1 GP victory
Gamboa lone opposition survivor

It was a 14-1 victory for Grupo Progreso candidates led by re-electionists Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran.

Incumbent Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., a candidate of the Asenso for a Better Bacolod-MKK, was the lone survivor of the opposition group after he dislodged broadcaster Marlon Solidum of Grupo Progreso with a difference of about 674 votes.

The winning candidates were proclaimed by the City Board of canvassers at the canvassing area at the Sanggunian session hall at the Bacolod City Government Center, yesterday. moremoremore

Lim-ao, Kiko proclaimed;
prov’l canvassing finished

The Commission on Elections proclaimed the winning representatives and board members of three more districts of Negros Occidental at the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday.

Their proclamations had been delayed by defective secure digital (SD) cards that had stalled the completion of the canvassing of votes.

The canvassing of votes from all 31 towns and cities of Negros Occidental was finally completed last night. moremoremore


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Generosity and prodigality


9,036 farmers, raisers get
P46.8M in indemnity claims

Some 9,036 farmers and raisers in Negros Occidental received P46,880,224 in indemnity claims from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp., in partnership with the Negros First Universal Crop Insurance Program, recently.

Elizabeth Magno, NFUCIP coordinator, said the claims covered 8,699 rice farmers at P45.32 million, 304 corn farmers at P1.28 million, and 36 livestock raisers at P285,930.

Affected were 8,834 hectares of rice farmlands, and 282 hectares of corn farmlands.