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By Eugene Y. Adiong
January 23, 2016
Negros Daily Bulletin
Aksyon Radyo- Bacolod newscaster and commentator Renato ‘Boy’ Duran, was elected president of the Negros Press Club, Saturday, during its general assembly held at the NPC bldg.
Comelec head Modi Saonoy proclaims winning President Boy Duran (R) and VP Babes Gantalao. *(AAlipalo)
Duran got 72 votes of the total membership of 106.
His rival Jerome Galunan sports writer of Watchmen Daily got 27 votes.
Duran bannering the Team unaNPC led his teammates to a landslide win in one of the most attended electoral exercises of the club with an attendance of 106 members.
Newly-elected officers of the Negros Press Club for 2017-18 headed by incoming President Renato “Boy” Duran are being proclaimed by members of the NPC Committee on Elections after the annual election last Saturday.*(Archie Alipalo photo)
Duran’s running mate Babes Gantalao also beat Henceboy Cestina tandem of Galunan under 1npc party for vice president.
Erwin Nicavera of Sunstar-Bacolod was unopposed for secretary while Shiela Gelera of Daily Star won as treasurer.
Eugene Adiong of Negros Daily Bulletin edged out sports writer Henry Doble, 45-40 to win as auditor.
All but one candidate of Team unaNPC won as member of the nine-seat board of directors.
The NPC Comelec members chaired by Modesto P. Saonoy conducts the 2017-18 annual elections last Saturday. Shown (L-R): NDB’s Pert Toga, Edmund Aspero, Modi Saonoy, Eddie dela Fuente and Jun Julita. NPC Adm. Secretary Mae E. Marañon briefs the Comelec members.*(Archie Alipalo photo)
They are Chrysee Samillano, Glazyl Masculino, Jemlo Victosa, James Toga, Martian Muyco, Boy Ciocon, Elsie Jolingan and Dolly Yasa.
Broadcaster Edgar Lucasan of 1npc took the last seat in the board.
Duran said that his presidency will be “a caring presidency” by launching a mutual fund to answer the needs of the NPC members.
“We will also reach out to our colleagues in Negros Oriental now that we have the Negros Island Region,” he said.
Trainings to update members of the latest trends in the media practice will also be initiated, Duran said.*(Eugene Y. Adiong)