Leonardia: Too early to focus on politics

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January 30, 2018
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By Neska Centina In response to rumors of a possible alliance between former Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, Abang Lingkod Party-list Rep. Stephen Paduano, and Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan in the upcoming 2019 elections, incumbent Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said it is “too early” to discuss politics. “As of the moment, I have …

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HIV/AIDS, STI prevention council formed in Bacolod City

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January 30, 2018
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By Neska Centina Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently signed an executive order creating a local council focused on preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) amid recent data suggesting sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the city. Based on data …

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P18M worth of shabu headed for Bacolod City seized at the Dumangas Port

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January 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A joint effort by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station in Dumangas, Iloilo, the Provincial Police Office (IPPO) and Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) managed to arrest two individuals after intercepting a shipment of suspected shabu, valued around P18 million, headed for Bacolod City at the Dumangas Port, last Sunday. Police …

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Former Silay City Mayor ordered to answer corruption allegations

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January 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas recently ordered former Silay City Mayor Jose Montelibano, along with City Councilors Jose Lopez, Jr. and Ireneo Celes, Jr., to respond to allegations of corruption hurled by former Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Dante Victor Escorpion, who held a press conference at the Negros Press …

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Participatory governance dialogue begins at SMX today

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January 30, 2018
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The Bacolod City leg of the Open Government and Participatory Governance Regional Dialogue, which gathers representatives from national and local government agencies, civil society, academe, public sector unions, business groups, media, among other partners, opens today, January 30, at the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod. The dialogue seeks to formulate the content for a …

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CHO Official: We should treat mental health equal to physical health

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January 30, 2018
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Bacolod City Health Office Mental Health Care Center psychologist Joeanne Marie Jomalesa recently emphasized the importance of mental health. “We should treat mental health equal to physical health,” she said. “We can’t fully say we are healthy if we are not mentally healthy.” “Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being; that affects how we …

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Small town lottery firm hosts ‘Hampangan’ for Silay City kids

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January 30, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

Small town lottery firm Super Lucky Beagler, Inc. (SLBI) recently hosted their Traveling Hampangan, an event featuring a playground and snacks for local children, in Barangay Patag in Silay City. “[‘Hampangan’] allows kids to imagine, create social connections, be physically active,” said SLBI Director Dino Jalandoni. “We also created the Traveling Hampangan to benefit more …

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2018 AFC Champions League

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January 30, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Ceres FC meets Tianjin Quanjian today By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Ceres-Negros FC is scheduled to play their 2018 AFC Champions League play-off round match against Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian FC today, January 30, at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium; kickoff time is at 3:30 p.m. The trip to China has not been an …

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