Coscolluela: Philippine sugar is expensive

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March 31, 2017
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By Tara Yap While in Iloilo City, former Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Rafael Coscolluela recently called the rising conflict between the sugar industry, the government, and beverage manufacturers unhealthy for the economy, saying the issue goes beyond individual companies. “We need to accept the reality that Philippine sugar is expensive,” he said. “It will …

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Senator urges Agriculture Secretary to attend high fructose corn syrup hearings Piñol calls Zubiri ‘misinformed’

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March 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga With senate hearings on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) set to commence on April 10, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri urged Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol to attend. “I expect the secretary to be there during the hearing so he can inform the five to six senators who will be …

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Sen. Aquino lauds passing of Higher Education Act

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March 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Prior to attending the commencement rites at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) in Talisay City, Senator Paolo ‘Bam’ Aquino held a press conference where he lauded the passing of Senate Bill No. 1304, or the Affordable Higher Education Act of 2017. “Once passed, it will be a landmark law …

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Hinigaran festival to ban Coca-Cola products

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March 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Hinigaran Mayor Nadie Arceo announced, yesterday, Coca-Cola products will be banned from this year’s Hinugyaw Festival, which will take place from April 20 to 30. Arceo was a part of the recent demonstration held outside the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, protesting both high fructose corn syrup …

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PNP Director General officially relieves Señoron from PRO-18

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March 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa formally relieved Police Senior Superintendent William Señoron as member of Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18), yesterday morning. In a document released by PRO-18 to members of the media, Dela Rosa ordered Señoron to report to the Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit …

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Iloilo provincial government cuts telephone costs through PBX

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March 31, 2017
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By Jezza A. Nepomoceno The Iloilo provincial government recently implemented the Information Communication Technology Management Office (ICTMO) as a means of cutting telephone costs. ICTMO Chief Salvacion Sibonga said the adoption of the telephone system, known as private branch exchange (PBX), is a cost-cutting measure that maximizes the use of fiber optic structured cabling systems. …

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Genital injury confirmed on student involved in suspected molestation DepEd-NIR probes case

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March 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The result of a medical examination on the 16-year-old student involved in an alleged molestation case committed by her teacher confirmed the presence of a laceration to her genitals. The student’s mother revealed the student suffered from a 7 o’clock hymenal laceration, or a tear to the membrane covering the …

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Alleged robber nabbed in Bacolod City

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March 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A suspected robber was arrested by police after he victimized a woman at the corner of Rosario-Araneta Streets, part of Barangay 36, Bacolod City, late Wednesday evening. Police identified the victim as 40-year-old Gina Rallos, a resident of Purok Everlasting, Barangay 34 of the said city. Members of Police Station …

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