Inauguration Dr. Ramon Gustilo, right, with Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante, Celia and Victor “Cocoy” Laurel, Archbishop Jose Advincula, Gloria Gustilo, Dr. Ramon Aguirre , Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva (l-r) at the inauguration of the Gustilo Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Manapla Saturday.* ( Richard Malihan photo)

UNA unfazed by threat
of Love Negros top bets

The United Negros Alliance is strong and is unfazed by the possible fielding of candidates for the top posts of Negros Occidental by Love Negros, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Saturday.

It does not matter to UNA if Love Negros fields candidates against him and his runningmate Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer (Neg. Occ., 4h District), Marañon said.

“That is part of the democratic system,” he added.moremoremore

VG hopes for free hand
in NPC members choice

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said Saturday that he hopes the Nationalist People's Coalition leadership will allow its members to support the presidential candidate of their choice.

NPC members from the Visayas and Mindanao are set to join a consultative meeting at their party's clubhouse at Balete Drive in Quezon City tomorrow where the choice of a potential presidential candidate for 2016 is expected to be discussed.

Lacson and NPC Negros chairman Isidro Zayco have declared their support for Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas.moremoremore


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Silliman marks
114th Founders Day

The 114 th Founders Day celebration of Silliman University in Dumaguete City opened with a Sunday service at the SU Church yesterday, with Dr. Everett Mendoza, former vice president for Academic Affairs of SU, and now professor at the Divinity School, as guest speaker.

This year's theme, “Via, Veritas, Vita: Now and Always”, is inspired by a Biblical passage taken from John 14:6: “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'”, a press release from Silliman said.

Founders Day in Silliman is a tourist attraction in itself. It gathers alumni, friends and tourists from around the country and abroad to a celebration of friendship.moremoremore