MERGE Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Mayor Neil Lizares (1st and 2nd from right) lower the time capsule during the groundbreaking of the NOLITC Global Campus in Talisay City, Negros Occidental yesterday, in the presence of Janet Montinola, Mike Suarez, Dr. Tina Basa, and Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa (l-r)* (GPB photo)


P135M global campus
to rise at new Talisay site
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

After more than a year of waiting, the P135 million Negros Occidental Language Information Technology Center (NOLITC) Global Campus will soon be a reality.

It will rise on a 2.5-hectare property donated by the family of Antonio Montinola in Hacienda Mana-ul, Brgy. Matab-ang, Talisay City, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who led the groundbreaking rites, said yesterday.

NOLITC is a technical-vocational institution registered and accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA) that offers competency-based training programs and services. moremoremore


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Buzon slams killings, too
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon yesterday condemned the killing of human rights activist Zara Alvarez in Bacolod City Monday night and of all others before her, as acts of violence and brutal disregard for the sanctity of human life.

The lone gunman and a driver of a motorcycle are the suspects in the killing of Alvarez, 39, who was shot six times, while on her way home, P/Maj. Richard Fajarito, Station 3 chief, said Tuesday.

“These killings violate the fundamental conviction that we are a society of laws and due process," Buzon said. moremoremore

 

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PVO earns P.5M from 2 prov’l farms
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Provincial Veterinary Office said it earned P518,877 from the products and services of the two provincial farms in July.

Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that farm income is performing well despite the coronavirus disease pandemic.

The bulk of the earnings came from the Negros First Ranch in Murcia town for its sale of live animals, such as cattle, goat, and sheep, amounting to P241,250, he said.