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Bago wins 10 awards in 20th
Negros Environment Week

Ten plaques and P96,000 prize money were received by Bago City in the recently-concluded 20th Provincial Environment Week 2012 celebration in Negros Occidental, a press release from the city said.

Bago Mayor Ramon Torres, who attended the awarding rites at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building in Bacolod City, said the city won first place for Best City Solid Waste Management Board and received a plaque and a check for P75,000; and the Best Grown Indigenous Tree Specie first place plaque and P10,000.

The local government was also a finalist as Best Community-based Enforcement Group and won P4,000; Best Performing Environment and Natural Resources Office, P3,000; Best Forest Tree Plantation in Public Lots, P2,000; and Best Mangrove Reforestation, P2,000, the press release also said.

Bago was also awarded as champion in the search for Most Outstanding LGUs in Environmental Management component city category by the Department of Interior and Local Government, and first place in sustainability component, in functional special projects, and in solid waste management.

Torres said these awards are affirmation of the continuing effort of Bagonhons in conserving, protecting and rehabilitating the environment.

He acknowledged the hard work of stakeholders, and said that Bago will continuously commit its resources and take the lead in promoting sustainable environmental governance, with the support of city and barangay officials, government functionaries and non-government organizations and groups, the press release added.*

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Exhibit on Bacolod
dev’t opens

The Bacolod City government will hold an exhibit on the progress and development it has achieved, at the Robinsons Place fountain area in Mandalagan today, its press release said.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor Jude Sayson will open the exhibit at 4 p.m. to be attended by members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, city department and office heads, executive assistants, and key leaders of business and civic clubs.

Pictures, posters and banners depicting milestones and the progression of the city’s physical development will be displayed on panel boards, and audio-video presentations will also be made available, the press release said.

Leonardia said the exhibit offers a new way of giving information to Bacoleños, and will reinforce the information given by the tri-media on a regular basis.

Sayson said he believes that a well-informed citizenry will be able to make their own plans to bolster the development of the city and also find ways to extend their support and cooperation to the government, the press release also said.

The exhibit, that will run for a week or two, will feature frontline offices of the city government interacting with the viewers through information dissemination and services, the press release added.*

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Bacolod Host Lions
Club donates books

The Bacolod City Host Lions Club donated books and curtains for a classroom at the Education and Training Center School recently as part of the club’s reading action program, it press release said.

Teacher Rosario Escosio and homeroom PTA president Ermalyn Juson received the donations from Lions club president Nana Jalbuena and members Leah Garbanzos and Therese Jalbuena.

The program is a call to action for every Lions club around the world to organize service projects and activities that emphasize the importance of reading, and address needs related to illiteracy in their own community, the press release added.*

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New GMA TV series
premieres on July 9

GMA Network offers another heartwarming family drama series in “Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa” that will premiere on July 9 on its afternoon prime, a press release from the