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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, July 14, 2016
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San Carlos 4th ‘most lovable city'

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature named San Carlos City in Negros Occidental as the 4th “Most Lovable City in the World” in its online We Love Cities campaign, a government press release said.

The online initiative aims to raise awareness of the entries as well as give the public a chance to celebrate, vote for, and suggest improvements for their home cities, and it was held May 13 to June 26 this year.

San Carlos City grabbed the 4th spot from among the 47 competing cities in 20 countries all over the world, the San Carlos City Information Office said.

Loreto Sanchez, supervising environmental specialist and head of the City Environment Management Office, said it was a big honor for San Carlos City to be included in the top 5, considering that it was a global competition, the press release said.

San Carlos City must continue and sustain its good environmental practices so the next time it is invited to join, it will have a better chance at winning since the campaign is already a yearly competition, Sanchez added.

CEMO environmental management specialist II Arthur Batomalaque said the city is a first-timer in the contest, while Indonesia which bagged the first three major places was already an old contender.

The WWF-Philippines said the country's representatives put up a good fight, and Santa Rosa in Laguna landed in the 5th place and Makati City in the 19th spot.

Major winners include Bogor City of Indonesia which won by a landslide, followed by its two other representatives, Balikpapan City and Jakarta City in third place, the press release said.

Meanwhile, San Carlos City was also among the three finalists in the 2015-2016 Earth Hour City Challenge where Santa Rosa, Laguna won the National Earth Hour Capital title while Paris got the global title.

San Carlos City is known for its strong support to the global call in taking care and conserving the environment through sustainable environmental projects that aid in mitigating the effects of climate change, including effective solid waste management, promoting renewable energy industry and massive information campaign allowing its community to participate in strategic planning and project implementation.

Five years ago, San Carlos City was also hailed the second most livable city in the world at Songpa, South Korea, during the 2011 International Awards for Livable Communities, the press release added.*

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25 LCC-B graduates
pass architect board exam

Twenty-five graduates of Bachelor of Science in Architecture program of La Consolacion College Bacolod passed the architect licensure examination held June 24 and 26, as announced by the Professional Regulations Commission, a press release from the school said.

The passers are Emmie Lucille Tan Albino, Patricia Marie Dominguez Alegada, Ela Joy Tenero Amechachurra, Shannon Mojal Batiduan, Zander John Selga Coronado, Anthony Frederick Montelibano Corral, Bryan Jay Padel Diaz, Roselyn Santa Ana Distrito, Dorothy Anne Godilano Ferrer, Maricon Saturnino Fuentebella;

Adrian Clouie Castillones Gapulan, Justine Games Villegas Garinganao, Louie Jay Celo Gonzales, Ryan de la Torre Hisugan, Francis Joebeth Naranjo Ledesma, Leonileda Lao Leong, Girard Kenneth Barroquillo Mangente, Ericson Deseo Matulac, Glen Tanguan Moraca, Ketopher Orocio Panaligan, Rayzel Marie Yogore Ramos, Ericka Lopez Suguitan, Darlene Joy Hurna Ticar, John Dancy Mirasol Trio, and Francis Cainglet Valdeviezo, the press release added.

Thirteen graduates from LCC Bacolod were also successful in a similar board examination in January.

All new architects from the LCC School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Interior Design will be invited to the 2017 commencement exercises on March 25 at the SMX Convention Center to receive a plaque of recognition, the press release added.*


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PCL Negros to
hold election August 24

The Philippine Councilor's League-Negros Occidental will hold the election of its new officers at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel in Bacolod City on August 24, Victorias City Councilor Vincent Marie Roa said yesterday.

Roa has temporarily assumed the PCL–Negros Occidental presidency after the league's president, Raul Rivera, won as vice mayor of Kabankalan City.

Roa, who sat as PCL representative on the provincial board yesterday, said he will run for the league's presidency.

He is expected to be challenged by former board member and now Sagay councilor Miller Serondo.

Serondo is a member of the United Negros Alliance of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., while Roa is associated with the Love Negros camp of Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District).*CPG

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