Statistical quiz conducted at BCGC

Posted by watchmen
October 10, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Bacolod City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) and the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) held a statistical quiz at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC), yesterday. The event was part of the ongoing 28th National Statistics Month observance, which was launched by statistical specialist Luis Gonzales at the BCGC, last week. The winners advance to …

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Memorandum signed for new Victorias City hospital

Posted by watchmen
October 10, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

Victorias City entered a memorandum of agreement with humanitarian agency Memphis Mission of Mercy yesterday, in order to establish a new hospital in the city. According to the deal, the city will provide a two hectare lot for the establishment of the hospital; while the hospital will be equipped with state of the art technology …

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Iloilo City receives DILG recognition

Posted by watchmen
October 10, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Iloilo City government recently received the 2017 Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). “This is one [criterion] for the [Seal of Good Local Governance] award,” said DILG city director, Atty. Ferdinand Panes. “If a local government could not pass this indicator, it will be automatically …

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Iloilo City, a BPO expansion hub –Canadian real estate firm

Posted by watchmen
October 10, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

According to Canadian real estate firm Colliers International, Iloilo City is a prime location for business process outsourcing (BPO) firms, or call centers, to expand to. “While the demand in Metro Manila has slowed, Iloilo remains an expansion hub for BPO investors,” the firm said in its second quarterly report. “The number of educational institutions …

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Grenade throwing at the LTO

Posted by watchmen
October 10, 2017
Posted in OPINION

The recent incident surrounding a grenade that was thrown at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Iloilo City is a signal that too many (or maybe a few) are disgruntled with the good deeds made by the regional director. With President Rodrigo Duterte implementing order on the roads, motorists are feeling the pain. There are …

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House Speaker campaigns for civil unions, divorce in Negros Occidental

Posted by watchmen
October 9, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga While recently addressing new members of the ruling PDP-Laban in Negros Occidental, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez campaigned for civil unions and legalizing divorce. Alvarez, who was in the province for last week’s mass oath-taking for the party, said the civil unions bill aims to grant rights for same-sex and live-in …

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Dengue fatalities in Negros Occidental hits 25

Posted by watchmen
October 9, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   According to the Provincial Health Office (PHO), Negros Occidental has seen a total 25 dengue-related deaths between January 2017 and the first week of October. Based on Negros Occidental Health Surveillance System (NOHSS) records, the most recent death occurred in Hinigaran. The town, along with San Carlos City, have …

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MassKara Festival: Regional Police to deploy 300 additional police officers

Posted by watchmen
October 9, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) recently announced at least 300 additional police officers will be deployed for the ongoing MassKara Festival and the upcoming visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Bacolod City, scheduled for October 20. According to PRO-6 director, Police Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, the officers will augment existing …

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PRO-6 Director: There is no relief order for the BCPO chief

Posted by watchmen
October 9, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

Officials transferred amid PRO-18 dissolution By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, denied the existence of a relief order for Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky. “There is none,” he stated. “Otherwise, I [would] inform him.” Earlier, Bacolod City Mayor …

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Seven injured following NPA attack in Janiuay, Iloilo

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October 9, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

A Friday night attack by the New People’s Army (NPA) left seven injured, including six soldiers and one civilian, in Janiuay, Iloilo. According to Philippine Army 61st Infantry Battalion (61 IB) commander, Lieutenant Colonel Sisenando Magbalot, Jr., the NPA set off an improvised explosive device (IED) as an army truck passed the town’s Barangay Pangilihan. The injured …

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