painting tilt held
Nine paintings from La Carlota, Kabankalan and Himamaylan cities will be exhibited at SM City Bacolod soon to determine the overall winners of the painting competitions conducted by the Negros Occidental Junior Green Artists for the Earth Day observance, a press release from organizers said.
The entries were done by the top three winners in the inter-city competitions, on the theme “Climate Change in the Eyes of a Child”, the press release said.
In La Carlota, the winners were Claudette Marie Leonidas of the La Carlota North Elementary School, first place; John Paul Plohinog of Ferlou ES, second; and Ma. Angela De la Cruz of Pax Catholic Academy, third.
The activity was held in coordination with superintendents Portia Mallorca and Elisa Bronola of the La Carlota and Kabankalan Schools Divisions, respectively; Salvador Ochavo Jr. and Blas Tabayag Jr. of the DepEd Kabankalan; Armela Waldato and Ronald Trinio of the Himamaylan CENRO; and the Kabankalan City Lions Club, the press release added.*
Bascon challenged to debate
Himamaylan mayoralty bet Antonio Gatuslao of the Liberal Party yesterday challenged incumbent mayor Tinto Bascon to a debate on what he called “ghost projects, the deteriorating fiscal position of the city, and the state of the local infrastructure”, a press release from his camp said.
Gatuslao said in the press release that he is challenging Tinto Bascon to a debate anytime and anywhere to discuss these issues in an open forum under the scrutiny of the electorate, and the media.
Only through a public debate can Bascon, who is his nephew, prove how much, or how little, he has learned or accomplished in his almost three years as mayor Himamaylan, Gatuslao said.
The mayor’s refusal to debate and address problems hounding his administration shows a deep disrespect for an electorate seeking answers to their questions, Gatuslao also said in his press release.*