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Gov. Alfredo Maraňon, Jr.,  Board Members Mae Javellana, Raul Rivera, Nehemias De la Cruz, Salvador Escalante, Miller Serondo and Jose Benito Alonso open the Organic na Negros Agri-Fest as part of the weeklong celebration of the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2012.*

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Security up at sea ports,
 terminals after holidays

Security is up in different sea ports and bus terminals in Bacolod City in preparation for the arrival of those returning from vacation today.

PCG-Bacolod chief, Lt. Cmdr. Domenador Senador said the situation at the BREDCO port yesterday is still manageable but they expect an influx of travelers today since the Banago wharf has been temporarily shut for renovation.

Senador said PCG personnel are checking strictly the luggage of travelers and, so far, no contrabands have been seized. He said they are also ensuring that the sea vessels are not overloaded before they are allowed to sail.moremoremore

Panaad Fest as global affair
eyed as 19th edition kicks off


Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. yesterday led the opening of the 19th Panaad Festival with a triple celebration commemorating the National Heroes Day and the Golden Anniversary of Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra as priest at the Panaad Park and Stadium, Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

Exhibits of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Provincial Veterinary Office, Provincial Tourism, Provincial Environment and Management Office, and the Eco-Garden were opened with a ribbon- cutting led by Marañon.

This year’s theme is “19 Years of Panaad sa Negros: More Food, Fun, and Festival.”moremoremore

Bacolod honors
WW II veterans

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia led local officials in honoring the heroes of the Second World War on the 70th anniversary celebration of the Fall of Bataan, or Araw Ng Kagitingan, at the monument of the Unknown Soldier at the Bacolod Public Plaza yesterday

Joining the mayor at the celebration were 303rd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Oscar Lactao, Veterans District Commander Pio Rodrigo, 3rd Post commander Ret. Col. Edwin Recabe, and Councilor Al Victor Espino, Bacolod Social Services and Development head Sally Abelarde, and some 40 members of the Veterans Federation of the Philippines-Bacolod City, Veterans District and about 50 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Leonardia said “It is a day for giving great thanks to the war veterans who fought for our country to achieve the freedom which we now enjoy, and this is the least that we can do is to honor them.”moremoremore

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