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Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. administered the oath of office of the newly-installed commanders and officers of the Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) – Negros Occ. Chapter districts/posts during the VFP Oath-Taking Ceremony and Action Planning Activity held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, yesterday.
The activity themed, “Beterano, Taas Noo!” was participated in by VFP provincial council officers, district post commanders, as well as officers from the Women’s Auxiliary Service and Sons and Daughters of Veterans Association.
Gov. Marañon congratulated the veterans and gave them tribute for their heroism and sacrifices to protect the country’s peace and democracy.
Negros Occ. Provincial VFP Council Chairman, Levy Juele, led the group in thanking Gov. Marañon for supporting the VFP in the past years and in providing financial assistance amounting to P350,000 every year for the health care of all the VFP members and beneficiaries. They have given the governor a Plaque of Recognition.
Juele also cited an amended provision of the existing RA 2640 that defines the word “veteran” as any person who rendered military service in the land, sea or air forces of the Philippines during the revolution against Spain, Philippine-American War, World War I and II, the Korean and Vietnam campaigns, among others or a person who rendered military service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Gov. Marañon led in the giving of wheelchairs to the members of the VFP and in presenting a Plaque of Recognition to outgoing District Commander of the 3rd District, Negros Occidental, Marcelo “Pope” Jalando-on.
At present, VFP – Negros Occ. has seven districts with 45 posts and thousands of members established widely within the province.
Also present in the activity were Col. Nathaniel Villasor of the 303rd IB Philippine Army, Col. Allan Guisihan, Provincial Director of the Negros Occ. Police Provincial Police Office, and Thaddeu Balayo of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) Field Service Extension Office, among others. /Capitol News
Forty public elementary school teachers from Sagay City completed their two weeks English Language Proficiency Training sponsored by the provincial government at the Negros Occ. Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) in Bacolod City, recently.
The group, who called on Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. at the governor’s office, yesterday, was accompanied by NOLITC Officer-in-Charge Cristina Orbecido and Sagay City Schools Division Superintendent John Arnold Siena.
Gov. Marañon, Jr. said that the provincial government is intensifying efforts to upgrade teachers’ capacities to ensure that they are able to provide quality education to their students.
The group thanked Gov. Marañon for sponsoring their training and for the support extended to them during their training. /Capitol News