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Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Friday, February 25, 2011
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Yellow ribbons hang from a steel railing near a mall as Bacolod City commemorates 25th year of the historic EDSA People Power revolution.*

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Negrenses to mark
25th EDSA uprising

Negrenses will mark the 25th EDSA People Power anniversary today in Bacolod City, with various programs and activities.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. will lead the People Power commemoration rites 7:45 a.m. today at the Provincial Capitol Park, which will be attended by Capitol officials and employees, as well as multi-sectoral groups.

Supporters of then President Corazon Aquino and her son, President Benigno Aquino III, will also attend a mass at the Carmelite Monastery and join a motorcade to the Ninoy Aquino monument at Araneta Street, in front of the old Bacolod Airport.moremoremore

31 Negros PNP chiefs to
vacate posts March 1


All the 31 city and municipal police chiefs, and not only 24, will vacate their positions effective March 1, Senior Supt. Allan Guisihan, Negros Occidental police director, announced yesterday.

Guisihan said they will be temporarily replaced by their deputy police chiefs.

All the 31 police chiefs will report to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office headquarters at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. for a one-week evaluation of their performances that will start March 1, he added.moremoremore

Provincial gov’t puts up help desk for
families of overseas workers


Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday sought the help of the Philippine Long Distance Company in providing free communication assistance to families of overseas workers, whose members are working in New Zealand, Libya, and other conflict-stricken countries.

In his letter to PLDT Bacolod manager Renato Santillan, Marañon said he plans to put up public assistance desks, to be manned by Capitol employees, representatives of both Department of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Worker’s Welfare Administration, to facilitate the communication between overseas workers and their families in Negros Occidental.

The assistance desk will be set up at the Public Affairs Division Office of the Governor, at the Capitol in Bacolod City.moremoremore

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