Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. welcomed 10 delegates from the Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan who started a familiarization tour in Negros Occidental last week as part of the proposed charter flights from Ibaraki to the Bacolod-Silay Airport.
The familiarization tour led Dr. Hideya Terunuma was agreed on after a meeting with Ibaraki Prefecture Governor Masaru Hashimoto earlier this year.
Marañon encouraged the group to explore the province and identify possible collaborations in the areas of trade, medical tourism, education, and training focused on English as Second Language (ESL) Program.
Residents of Sipaway island in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, are now enjoying 24-hour electricity.
This was after the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative recently completed the P44 million energization project, that was started in November last year, John Deles, NONECO Institutional Services Department manager, said.
Deles, who represented NONECO general manager Dan Pondevilla, and San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo Valmayor led the switch-on ceremony.
Prov'l vet holds
The Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office served more than 4,400 farm animals during its medical missions in the municipalities of Toboso, Isabela and Pulupandan last week.
Ryan Janoya, Veterinary 3 of the PVO Animal Health Division, said the medical missions included vaccination, deworming, vitamin and mineral supplementation, consultation and treatment, and an information-education campaign in preparation for diseases expected during the rainy season.
Served were 31 carabaos, 87 cattle, 46 goat, 51 swine, 694 poultry and 25 dogs in Sitio Vergara, Toboso. Meanwhile, Brgy. Poblacion 1 in Isabela received veterinary services for 66 carabaos, 52 cattle, 56 goat, 347 swine and 1,333 poultry.