Title reform among changes proposed at DENR EMB to revise emission standards

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April 28, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez yesterday proposed numerous reforms for the agency, including measures surrounding land titles. One of the reforms includes allowing barangay offices to accept public land titling applications, along with supplying them with cadastral maps, which show the value and ownership of properties …

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Local DPWH considering bike lanes for Bacolod City

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April 28, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following a meeting earlier this week at the Bacolod City District Engineering Office between Bacolod Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya; Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head, Police Superintendent Luisito Acebuche; and representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of Bacolod and several local biker clubs, a team …

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32 Bacolod City public schools will receive new classrooms

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April 28, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to Bacolod Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will conduct a bidding later this year for the construction of 311 classrooms, along with information technology and science laboratories, and workshops. “The budget will come from the budget of the Department of Education,” …

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Road pursuit ends in arrest of drug personality in Bais City

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April 28, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A suspected drug personality was arrested after allegedly trying to evade arrest, following law enforcement officers serving him an arrest warrant in Barangay Calasga-an, Bais City, Negros Oriental, Wednesday afternoon. Police identified the suspect as 34-year-old Ramil Banogon, a resident of Barangay Santa Cruz Viejo, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. A …

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Two dead, four injured after bus slams into tricycle in San Enrique

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April 28, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two people are confirmed dead, while four others were seriously injured, after a bus slammed into a tricycle in Barangay Tabao Rizal, San Enrique, Negros Occidental, Wednesday afternoon. Police identified the fatalities as 60-year-old Nelsie Elita and Valeria Rose Labrador, 31; while the injured were Larrence Labrador, 5; Larry Labrador, …

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Cauayan resident gunned down by unidentified men

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April 28, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 32-year-old man was shot dead while walking at Sitio Patol, Barangay Caliling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Wednesday. Police identified the fatality as Pablito Ravina, a resident of the said barangay. Cauayan Municipal Police Station chief, Police Chief Inspector Ruben Pajarito, said Ravina was reportedly only strolling through the area during …

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Pontevedra declares Coca-Cola ban

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April 28, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The upcoming Handurayo Festival of Pontevedra, scheduled from May 4 to 9, will be banning Coca-Cola products, following an executive order by Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito Alonso. In the order, he claimed high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has created an “adverse effect to their local economy.” Alonso blamed HFCS for …

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2017 Panaad sa Negros Festival Victorias City, Binalbagan win folkdance competition

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April 28, 2017
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With their performance of “Regatones,” Victorias City was named the winner of the rural category in the Panaad sa Negros Philippine Folkdance Competition, which took place yesterday. Meanwhile, Binalbagan took the Maria Clara category with their piece “Bayluhan.” Both Victorias City and Binalbagan swept the special awards in their category, taking home P35,000 and P45,000 …

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