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Gov. Marañon Gives Incentives to WVRAA Athlete-Medalists

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. gave incentives worth a total of P733,000.00 to more than 400 athlete-medalists who won in the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet held in Roxas City, Capiz on February 18-22, 2013 at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity, yesterday.

Negros Occidental grabbed the over-all championship honor over close rival Iloilo Province after winning 357 gold, 281 silver and 133 bronze medals.

Provincial Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Juliet Jeruta congratulated the Negros Occidental athletes both from private and public schools for joining forces so that Negros Occidental’s banner will once again fly higher. She thanked Gov. Marañon for his untiring support to the athletes and officials.

Gov. Marañon, in his speech, lauded the proud parents of the athletes for nurturing champions. “The provincial government and the people of Negros Occidental are very proud of you athletes, keep up the good work. Next week, you will start training for the Palarong Pambansa and hopefully, this year, Region 6 will beat the National Capital Region”, the governor added.

He also made special mention of the Special Children for winning in the Special Games.

A total of 477 athletes represented Negros Occidental in the WVRAA and won 771 medals. Gold medalist received P1,200, silver medalist received P800 and bronze medalist got P600.* /Capitol News

Gov. Marañon Receives P10 Million from DILG

Gov. Marañon Receives P10 Million from DILG

DILG Provincial Director Ma.Joy Maredith Madayag (right) presents the check representing the award for Seal of Good Housekeeping to Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (left) at the Governor’s Office yesterday. */CAPITOLPhoto

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. yesterday received checks worth a total of P10 million from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VI, through DILG Provincial Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag, representing the awards of the provincial government for the Seal of Good Housekeeping amounting to P7 million and the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi worth P3 million, in a simple turnover ceremony at the Governor’s Office, Capitol building.

DILG Provincial Dir. Madayag stressed that the Seal of Good Housekeeping was given to the Province of Negros Occidental as it complied with the issuances of full disclosure policy as well as obtained Commission on Audit’s (COA) opinion confirming the practice of transparency and accountability which indicated that there’s no disclaimer or adverse COA opinion.


The Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award is for the province’s excellence in areas of governance such as administrative, social and economic services, and environmental management, among others. The provincial government was awarded as the regional winner and automatically elevated as the nominee to the National Gawad Pamana ng Lahi for Excellence in Local Governance.

The cash prize will be utilized by the provincial government for the construction of the Rice Processing Plant in Bago City in line with the governor’s Negros First Development Agenda. */CAPITOLNEWS

Families of La Castellana Massacre Undergo Stress Debriefing

Families of La Castellana Massacre Undergo Stress Debriefing

Participants of the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing listen intently to the resource person during the activity. /PsPN photo

Eighty two individuals underwent a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) last February 13 in Barangay Puso, Municipality of La Castellana.

It was simultaneously conducted in Barangay Puso and Barangay Cabacungan where most of the witnesses, families, and relatives of the victims reside.

The CISD Activity is a joint undertaking of the Municipality of La Castellana and Paghiliusa sa Paghidaet-Negros (PsPN) in collaboration with the Diocese of Kabankalan and Fifth District Representative Alejandro Mirasol.

The activity also forms part of the tasks initiated by the Provincial Peace, Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) composed of the Governor’s Office and the Provincial Peace and Order Council.

Professional volunteers in the field of clinical and community psychology, counseling and social work were also tapped by PsPN to meet the technical requirements of the activity.

The sessions were done in small groups composed of 5-10 individuals categorized into adults and minors who belong to the list of survivors, family members, indirect victims, and significant others.

The group will continue to extend psycho-social assistance and other psychiatric interventions to individual cases. /Capitol News