Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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Executive Director  Edmund Tayao, Councilor Em Ang, DILG USEC Austere Panadero, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Councilor Caesar Distrito and DELGOSEA National Coordinator Antonio Avila (l-r) at the opening of the final conference in Bangkok, Thailand.*
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Guv sees friendly fight
with Alvarez in 2013

”I will not only run, I will break the record for the 100-meter dash”.

That was the reaction of  Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.  yesterday when asked if he will pursue his re-election bid  in 2013 following  the announcement  by Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez  that he is the gubernatorial bet of the Nationalist People’s Coalition

Alvarez, who was Marañon’s  runningmate in 2010 under the United Negros Alliance ticket, said Monday that, while he is set  to run for governor in 2013, anything can happen between now and October, when Certificates of Candidacies are to be filed.moremoremore

250,000 flee as floods
paralyze Manila


Half of Manila was under water and 250,000 people fled their homes yesterday as torrential rain paralyzed the city, sweeping away houses, stranding residents on rooftops, and triggering a landslide.

At least 15 people were confirmed dead as the sprawling metropolis and nearby provinces suffered the most extensive floods since a typhoon that killed hundreds three years ago.

The Government Service Insurance System yesterday said that GSIS pensions for the month of August cannot be withdrawn  today because e-crediting was not processed yesterday due to suspension of bank operations in Metro Manila because of the citywide flooding.moremoremore

lauds city officials


The Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia (DELGOSEA) lauded Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, citing his “strong commitment and brilliant leadership” in making Bacolod a better nurturer for the youth through the construction of the Bacolod Youth Home.

DELGOSEA project manager Susan Stephan said she thinks Bacolod is on the right track for investing in the youth sector, while not discounting support and commitment from the people, the public and the private sectors.

DELGOSEA has supported 16 cities from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines. moremoremore