MillieNVC president Millie Kilayko (right) receives the Outstanding Negrense Award for her group from Gov. Alfredo and Marilyn MaraƱon at rites held at the Capitol yesterday.*
(Andy Alvarez photo)

Guv upbeat for Negros,
sees 70,000 new jobs

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday that he expects Negros Occidental to progress by leaps and bounds in the next 10 years with the influx of investors, citing 70,000 new jobs that will come from two industries alone.

Marañon, who delivered upbeat speeches at the 116th Cinco de Noviembre rites at the Capitol Lagoon Park in the morning and at the Outstanding Negrense Award rites at the Capitol in the afternoon, said “The future is very bright for our province.”

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Outstanding Negrense awardee
delivers P106M in Yolanda aid

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday bestowed the Outstanding Negrense Award to a foundation that has raised P106 million in aid for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Negros Occidental and other devastated areas of the country.

The nation marks Saturday the first anniversary of the devastating typhoon that left more than 6,000 Filipinos dead.

Marañon, breaking with the tradition of giving the award to individual achievers, gave it this year to the Negrense Volunteers for Change led by Millie Kilayko at rites held at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday afternoon to mark the 116th Cinco de Noviembre anniversary.moremoremore


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Comelec: SK polls
depend on Congress

The Sangguniang Kabataan elections will push through unless amended by Congress, Dumaguete City elections officer Gildu Agoncillo said, adding that a calendar of activities has been issued on the polls set for February 2015.

He said yesterday was the last day of posting the SK computerized voters’ list, with the last day for filing petitions for inclusion of voters on Friday, and for exclusion of voters on November 12.

In Dumaguete, he said the number of SK registered voters has considerably decreased, from 2,359 in July 2013 to 1,881 as of yesterday. After the postponement of the SK elections last year, the cleansing of the voters’ list was implemented, and 1,321 were found to be already 18 years old and above.moremoremore