MERGE The Negros Occidental provincial government officials by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (3rd from left) honored the 2019 Outstanding Negrosanons: Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., represented by his brother Enrique, Charlie Co, Rodolfo Reveche, Jesus Antonio Orbida and Fernando Aracama, represented by brother Frederick (4th to 8th from left) last night at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, with Board Members Ryan Gamboa, Manuel Ko, Valentin Alonso, and Sixto Guanzon.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Bing: SGLG validates
all other city awards

The 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Award that Bacolod City received from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as a national awardee is a validation of all the awards that the city has received from various institutions.

This is what Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who received the award together with Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran and City Hall heads at rites at The Manila Hotel yesterday said of the award he described as the “highlight of all our highlights in 2019,” a press release from the city said.

“This validates and legitimizes all our other awards and recognitions coming from other institutions,” he said. moremoremore

Guv lauds 5
Negrosanons for excellence

This year’s outstanding Negrosanons said they are hoping that the highest recognition from the province of Negros Occidental will further their advocacies in their respective fields.

The awardees were led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. as an Outstanding Negrosanon in public service, Rodolfo Reveche in culture and arts promotion for community development, Jesus Antonio Orbida in organic farming, Charlie Co in visual arts, and chef Fernando Aracama in culinary tourism.

The rites led by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson was held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City last night. The program was part of the commemoration of the Cinco de Noviembre, the day when the Negrenses bluffed the Spaniards to attain freedom in 1898. moremoremore


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WV inflation dips to 1.1% in October

The inflation headline of Western Visayas maintained its downtrend and dipped further to 1.1 percent in October from 1.4 percent in the previous month, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday.

The inflation rate in the region was higher than the national average, which is slightly lower from the previous month, or from 0.9 percent to 0.8 percent in October, the PSA said.

The country’s inflation eased at more than a three-year low in October mainly due to lower food prices, including the declining prices of rice, the Philippine News Agency reported.