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Miss Earth

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Miss Earth 2009 candidates Richa Thapa Magar of Nepal, Larissa Ramos of Brazil, France's Magalie Thierry , Tahiti's Niuriki Teremente, and Jia Pei of Macau (l-r) showed Negrenses a creative way of caring for the environment.*

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Bro. Eddie to field VP,
senate slate for 2010
THERE'S NO TURNING BACK, HE SAYS
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Bro. Eddie Villanueva yesterday said he is determined to run for president in 2010, and “there is no turning back because the nation is deteriorating fast.”

Villanueva also said his Bangon Pilipinas party will field a vice presidential candidate and full senate slate, which will be revealed at the right time.

Villanueva and former Securities and Exchange Commission chief Perfecto Yasay, Bangon Pilipinas spokesman, were in Bacolod to meet with various youth groups, which they are tapping to boost their campaign. moremoremore

5 Miss Earth bets
top talent tilt

BY PATRICK PANGILINAN & ADRIAN NEMES III

Negrenses were treated to an international showcase of mainly dance numbers at the preliminary talent competition of the Miss Earth 2009 at the La Proa Ballroom of L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City Monday night, as 15 candidates took to the stage and filled the hall with a mix of native sways and modern struts.

Five ladies stood out from the rest of the “women of the earth” and earned the approval of the eight-member board of judges.

Larissa Ramos of Brazil paid homage to her county's famed annual Carnaval in her green Mardi gras costume complemented by her flowing hair and perked up the audience with her hip sways. moremoremore

Guv orders probe of
8 fund releases

BY CARLA GOMEZ

Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco yesterday said he has ordered a further investigation into eight questionable releases of funds to alleged indigents under the Capitol's Emergency Assistance Program.

The discovery of the eight cases came after an employee of the Capitol Multipurpose Cooperative learned that a check had been issued in her name supposedly as assistance. The employee, however, allegedly had not sought the assistance nor received the check.

Zayco has directed Jonathan Lobaton, his Executive Assistant IV, to look into the matter. moremoremore

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