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Archive for the ‘Press Release’ Category:
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led in the 115th Philippine Independence Day celebration held at the Capitol yesterday together with the members of the Philippine Army, Negros Occ. Police Provincial Office, Capitol employees, national government agencies and non-government organizations, among others.
This year’s celebration is themed, “Kalayaan 2013: Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran”.
The activity started with a flag raising ceremony and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem led by the Negros Occ. High School Brass Band, Provincial Capitol Choir, 303rd Brigade Philippine Army and NOPPO followed by the Panunumpa sa Watawat ng Pilipinas led by the Philippine Coast Guard, Girl Scouts of the Philippines and Philippine National Red Cross.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. said that the clean, orderly and peaceful election held last month has strengthened the Philippine democracy citing the effort of the members of the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and Commission on Elections.
He stressed that because of the unprecedented mandate given by Negrenses, he is expected to perform better; he urged the Capitol employees to do a much better job for Negros Occidental in the next three years.
Gov. Marañon also led in the turn over of insurance claims to beneficiaries of insured barangay officials and tanods from the six districts of the province worth a total of P933,632.
Certificates of college scholarships were also given to the dependents of the victims of armed conflict in the Municipality of La Castellana, while farm mechanizations projects were also turned over to the farmers that include units of combine harvester, transplanter, mini four-wheel drive tractor, and reaper harvester.
The Rotary Club of Bacolod International District 3850 also led in the turn over of ten bicycles to former rebels dubbed as “Bikes for Peace”, while the Phil. Army led in the turn over of financial assistance to former rebels for the firearms that they have surrendered, under the “AFP Guns for Peace” Program.
Also present in the activity were Board Members Melvin Ibañez, Mae Javellana, Salvador Escalante, Jr., and Miller Serondo, 303rd IB Commander Col. Jon Aying, NOPPO Director SSupt. Milko Lirazan, Provincial Schools Division Supt. Juliet Jeruta, and Negros Occ. Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan, among others. /Capitol News