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114th Independence Day
activities slated in mall

Activities to mark the 114th anniversary of Philippine Independence will be held at SM City Bacolod June 9 to 12, a press release from the mall said.

On June 9 and 11, Foodcourt diners will enjoy their afternoon snack or early dinner with live acoustic OPM tracks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; a “Tatak Pinoy” exhibit will be mounted from June 9 to 12 at the northwing area; and a three-day freedom sale, where tenants will offer products at discounted prices, the press release also said.

A flag-raising ceremony on June 12 at 9 a.m., meanwhile, will be participated in by tenants and mall employees, city officials and sectoral representatives.

The Bacolod City College Cultural Club will also perform Filipino folk dances during the program, the press release added.*

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Capitol distributes
tanod insurance

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday distributed P996,453.85 in checks, representing the insurance benefits for the natural and accidental deaths of barangay tanods and officials from the six districts of the province, a press release from the Capitol said.

Since the Capitol started the insurance system in 2002, more than P25 million has been paid to beneficiaries, he said.

The distribution of checks was held at the Governor’s Office with the barangay captains and Board Member George Gitano, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committees on Human Rights and Barangay Affairs, present, the press release said.

For the accidental death of a barangay tanod or official, the beneficiaries received P100,000; P50,000 for a natural death; and medical reimbursement of up to P5,000 for each tanod or official, the press release also said.

In the first district, the beneficiaries were Merchie Empinado of Brgy. Mechaca and Endrequita Cabalquinto of Brgy. Pantao, Calatrava; and Imelda Ape of Brgy. Bug-ang and Paterno Ogabang of Brgy. Magticol, both in Toboso.

In the second district, the beneficiaries were the children of Sabina Putong of Brgy. Cadiz Viejo, Cadiz City, and Remedios Solano of Brgy. Maquiling, Sagay City.

Theresa Cabrera and Maribel Cabrera, of Brgy. Zone XV; and the family of Efren Tina-an of Brgy. Bubog, both in Talisay City, received the checks in the third district, the press release also said.

In the fourth district, the beneficiaries were Joeme Demisana of Brgy. Zone 6, Pulupandan; Florita Estrabon, of Brgy. Pacol, Valladolid; the family of late Kgd. Pepe Tañongon of Brgy. San Miguel, La Carlota City; and Nenita Salimbot of Brgy. Taloc, Bago City.

Anamie Lindayao of Brgy. 9, Isabela; Lolita Villafranca, of Pilar, Hinigaran; and the family of Armando Pajaro Sr. of Brgy. Camlobalo, Hinigaran, were the beneficiaries from the fifth district; while the family of Franco Montaño of Brgy. Agboy, Candoni; Herminio Ceballos of Brgy. 1, Sipalay City; Vicenta Estampador of Brgy. 9, and Mary Ann Sibug of Magballo, both in Kabankalan City, are the beneficiaries from the sixth district, the press release also said.*

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Paravet training June 13-14

The Provincial Veterinary Office of Negros Occidental will train junior paraveterinarians aged 18 to 30 years old at the Negros First Paravet Academy at La Granja, La Carlota City, on June 13 and 14, to include the youth in the development of livestock and poultry industry of the province.

Catheryn Narez, provincial livestock coordinator, said yesterday that 47 slots are available for the junior paravet training and it will be on a first- come-first-serve basis.

She said they want the out-of-school youths to be part of the development program of the province and will provide them with the skills needed.

The junior paravets will receive P500 monthly stipend when they are deployed to different areas to render animal health extension services, Narez said.

Junior paravets will be trained on animal clinical diagnosis, veterinary extension services, swine management and nutrition, procedures on emergency cases and swine disease medication, she also said.

PVO now employs 939 paravets assigned to 31 LGUs in Negros Occidental conducting basic functions like animal health monitoring, surveillance, deworming, castration, artificial insemination, and vaccination, she added.*LTG

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Don’t let kids
ride in motorcycles

The Land Transportation Office of Bacolod City is calling all parents not to let their children, aged 7 and below, ride on a motorcycle when taking them to school, LTO-Bacolod head Norman Saril, said Monday.

Saril said as classes start this week, parents may attempt to take their children to school by motorcycle to save expenses, but this poses danger to them.

“Our primordial concern is road safety,” Saril said.

He also said motorcycle drivers and riders caught not wearing helmets will be fined P1,577.63 each.

Saril also explained the photo of an LTO arresting officer on board a motorcycle without helmet that went viral on FaceBook social networking site.

Saril said the officer, was arresting a driver who violated some traffic and LTO rules, who left his motorcycle in the area and fled.

The officer had to bring the impounded motorcycle to the LTO office but they were short of helmets at the time as they had apprehended three persons whose units had to be taken to their office, he said.

Saril also said that such incidents seldom happen and if any LTO personnel violate traffic and LTO rules, he will personally arrest them.*LTG

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