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Batang Pinoy 2014 Kicks Off Today

Batang Pinoy 2014 Kicks Off Today

Batang Pinoy 2014 Kicks Off Today

The 2014 Batang Pinoy National Finals will kick-off today at the Paglaum Sports Complex around 3:30 p.m and is expected to be participated in by more than 3,000 athletes.

Participants are expected to converge at the Bacolod Public Plaza at 2:30 p.m. and the parade will start at 3:00 p.m. going to the Paglaum Sports Complex.

Negros Occ. Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella will deliver their respective messages.

Chairman Ricardo Garcia of the Philippine Sports Commission is tasked to declare the formal opening of the 2014 Batang Pinoy National Games, after the ceremonial lighting of the torch.

There will also be a gymnast exhibition, Masskara dance, and fireworks display, as part of the opening ceremonies. /Capitol News

Taiwanese Ambassador Visits Negros Occidental

Taiwanese Ambassador Visits Negros Occidental

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (right) receives a token from H. E. Gary Song-Huann Lin of Taiwan, who visited Negros Occidental, yesterday. /Capitol photo

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. welcomed His Excellency Gary Song-Huann Lin, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) representative in the Philippines in a simple ceremony at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, yesterday.

Gov. Marañon said that Negros Occidental is, indeed, very fortunate to have the Taiwanese ambassador visit the province.

The ambassador also attended the 10th year celebration of missionary service of Lux Mundi Monastery, Congregation of St. John the Baptist, in the Municipality of Murcia.

Gov. Marañon said that the presence of Lux Mundi is very vital to the province, citing its contribution to agriculture.

He added that, it is his dream to make the province a mini-Taiwan in terms of agriculture.

Food Security and Agricultural Productivity is a big part of Priority Development Agenda of his administration.
Ambassador Lin also thanked Gov. Marañon for the warm welcome extended to him and his people. /Capitol News

Gov. Marañon Attends Murcia Church’s 154th Founding Anniversary

Gov. Marañon Attends Murcia Church's 154th Founding Anniversary

(l-r) Rev. Fr. Greg Patinio, Dr. Marilyn Marañon, Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Mayor Andrew Montelibano, and Vice Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, yesterday. /Capitol photo

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. yesterday attended the 154th Founding Anniversary and Feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish Church in the Municipality of Murcia with Monsignor Victorino Rivas as the main celebrant.

Gov. Marañon, in his speech, invited all Negrenses to take time to thank God for the answered prayer and for sparing Negros Occidental from the wrath of Typhoon Ruby.

The governor reiterated the Christmas message of President Benigno S. Aquino, that is to share whatever we have – spiritual, material or knowledge to our less privileged brothers and sisters this Christmas.

Negros Occ. First Lady Dr. Marilyn Marañon who also celebrated her birthday yesterday crowned the Blessed Virgin Mary as part of the thanksgiving celebration.

Murcia Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Greg Patinio thanked the parishioners and the local officials for gracing the occasion.

Also present in the activity were Mayor Andrew Montelibano, Vice Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas and other city officials, among others. /Capitol News