Laborer gunned down by unidentified suspects in Talisay City

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December 29, 2017
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By Neska Centina   A sugarcane laborer was killed after being shot by three unidentified suspects at Hacienda Granada in Barangay Matab-ang, Talisay City, Negros Occidental on Wednesday. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Bernie Cris Elarde, a resident of Cadiz City. Investigations revealed the victim was shot working in a sugarcane field. Elarde died on …

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BIR files complaint against Negros Occidental, Bacolod City Register of Deeds officials

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December 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bureau of Internal Revenue-Region XII (BIR-12) recently filed five separate complaints with the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas against Negros Occidental Registers of Deeds (RD) head Romulo Gonzaga and Bacolod City RD head Bonifacio Kho in connection with their participation in five separate realty transfers conducted without a BIR …

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Do not sell firecrackers in non-designated areas –Iloilo City public safety official

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December 29, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   The Iloilo City Public Safety and Management Office (PSTMO) recently reminded the public that firecrackers and other pyrotechnics can only be sold in designated areas, after reports surfaced of vendors selling in the City Proper district. “I am reminding the public to not even attempt to sell firecrackers and other …

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Over 3,000 establishments inspected for labor law compliance –DOLE-6

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December 29, 2017
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According to the Department of Labor and Employment-Region VI (DOLE-6), a total of 3,378 establishments were monitored and inspected for labor law compliance this year. “We hope employers will work on their compliance on general labor, occupational safety, and health standards so that all workers will receive mandatory benefits,” said DOLE-6 Director Johnson Cañete. The …

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Urban planner sees ‘very high development potential’ in Bacolod City

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December 29, 2017
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Palafox: The city can compete with the rest of the world By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Urban planner, Arch. Felino Palafox, Jr., who was in Bacolod City recently, said he sees “very high urban development potential” in the city, speculating the locality may undergo a “renaissance” through “re-thinking, re-imagining, re-planning, re-architecture,” along with “remove, …

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Iloilo City CCC: Action taken on 90% of complaints

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December 29, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   The Iloilo City Customer Care Center (CCC), which records complaints through a hotline and routes the concern to the appropriate government office, recently revealed 90 percent of complaints have already been reviewed. “All [complaints] were properly endorsed,” said CCC Executive Director Eireen A. Manikan. “90 percent have been acted upon.” …

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Partylist Representative defends passage of TRAIN Law

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December 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) partylist Rep. Mark Sambar, who was in Bacolod City this week, defended the recent passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which drew criticism on claims it would raise the price of basic commodities. According to the congressman, critics are …

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Japan-bound high school students showcase skills during recent fellowship lunch

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December 29, 2017
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The 10 Negrense high school students set to study at Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Japan on a three-year scholarship showcased their skills in Japanese language and Japanese dance during a recent fellowship lunch. Thelma Watanabe, wife of Organization for Industrial, Spiritual, and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) Training Center of Bago City Director Shigemi Watanabe, expressed …

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Binalbagan organization recognized by NDRRMC

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December 29, 2017
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The Kami ang Mabulig sa Inyo-Saligan Utod Naton sa Oras sang Ital-ital (KAMI-SUNOI) organization, based in Binalbagan, was recently named 2nd Best People’s Organization at the 19th National Gawad Kalasag, an event organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). “We are proud of them,” said Information Officer Kathleen Aguirre. The group …

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Dinagyang Festival 2018: Tickets available next week

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December 29, 2017
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Tickets for Dinagyang Festival 2018, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, go on sale next week, starting on January 3. One ticket offers access to the two-day highlights, which include the Kasadyahan Festival and Ati Tribes competition. “We do hope that our guests will get to enjoy the upcoming competitions,” said Iloilo City Mayor …

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