All Soul’s/All Saints’ Day: Flower prices double

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The price of flowers being sold in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral has doubled ahead of this year’s All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day observances, which runs from November 1 to 2. According to flower vendor Marilou Palonia, each flower can cost between P20 and P25, however, the price …

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Government plans nationwide ‘Oplan: Rody’ implementation

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The national government is planning a nationwide implementation of “Oplan: Rody,” which cracks down on street drunks and minors who loiter in the streets late at night. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, who was in Bacolod City last Friday for the orientation on …

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PEZA declares property beside the Bacolod-Silay Airport an economic zone

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Over 38 hectares of land adjacent to the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City was recently declared a special economic zone by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). A registration agreement was signed between Golden Dragon Agri-Aqua Corporation President Eric Hernaez and PEZA Director-General Charito Plaza in Bacolod City, identifying the …

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SP seeks ERC hearing into the P232M Ceneco plans to pass on to consumers

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October 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) recently passed a resolution calling for the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to conduct hearings into a motion for reconsideration filed following the agency’s decision to allow the Korean Electric Power Corporation-Salcon Power Corporation (Kepco-SPC) and the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) to collect P232 …

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Tricycle driver shot dead at Estefania dance

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A tricycle driver was shot dead during a dance at Purok Villa Villeta, Barangay Estefania in Bacolod City, yesterday morning. Police identified the fatality as 25-year-old Ryan Tajanlangit, a resident of Purok Malvar-Cubay, Barangay Villamonte in the said city. Police Station 4 (PS4) lead investigator, Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) …

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Kilusang Pagbabago: Unfinished Yolanda relocation site caused flooding in Antique town

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October 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim According to a study conducted by the group Kilusang Pagbabago (Movement for Change), five barangays in Bugasong, Antique recently suffered from devastating floods as a result of an unfinished Yolanda relocation site. The group recently conducted a dialogue with local residents, led by Region VI lead convenor, Fr. Jose Elmer Cajilig, …

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Mabilog expected to file restraining order against dismissal

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October 30, 2017
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The legal team for dismissed Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said they plan on filing a temporary restraining order against the recent dismissal order handed down by the Office of the Ombudsman. The mayor, who was dismissed on grounds of “serious dishonesty” and “unlawful acquisition of wealth,” has been out of the country since …

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Gasataya proposes House Resolution to probe death of Tangub teen

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya recently announced plans to file a resolution before the House of Representatives to investigate the death of 17-year-old Archie Filonco Odsigue, who was shot by police during an operation. According to police records, Odsigue was caught stealing several items from a scrap shop and …

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