MERGE MassKara Queen 2019 Trecia Tuquero (center) with second runner-up Vina Marie Peña and first runner-up Chaira Victoria Juarez (right)* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


DFA, Comelec warn
vs. fake documents
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Department of Foreign Affairs in Bacolod is warning against the use of fake documents in the application for passports, following the recent discovery of numerous fake voters’ certifications.

DFA Bacolod head Florentino Granada said yesterday that they have discovered the use of numerous fake voters certifications and even drivers licenses by passport applicants to establish their identities.

A voter's certification is a temporary voter's ID card. moremoremore


MassKara Queen a
magna cum laude grad
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

After joining seven beauty pageants, Trecia Tuquero, a magna cum laude graduate, finally got her moment to be crowned as she bested nine other candidates at last night’s Ruby MassKara Queen 2019 pageant at Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City.

Joining Tuquero in the top three were Vina Marie Peña and Chaira Victoria Juarez.

Aside from the Ruby MassKara Queen crown, Tuquero, who also won the best in festival attire, received a P50,000 cash prize. moremoremore

 

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PVO: Some pork products
from Luzon positive for ASF
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that some pork products from Luzon have tested positive for African swine fever (ASF) virus.

A clinical laboratory report from the Bureau of Animal Industry, dated October 15, showed that tested samples from confiscated hotdog, longganisa, and tocino were found positive for the dreaded virus, he said.

He said this further supports their stand to prohibit the entry of pork products, not only pork, to the province as the transmission of the virus in processed meat is faster.