Forum held supporting press freedom, combating ‘fake news’

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March 5, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Local anti-graft and corruption group watchdog Task Force Kasanag (TFK) held a forum last month in Manila dedicated to upholding press freedom and supporting campaigns against “fake news.” TFK national commander John Chiong delivered a pledge of support for media outlets in the country. “TFK and I personally have …

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Negros Occidental chosen as ‘bigas ng masa’ pilot area

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March 5, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Department of Agriculture recently selected Negros Occidental as the pilot area for rural “bigas ng masa” program, following a proposed tripartite agreement between the said government agency, the provincial government, and a local farmer’s cooperative. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, who recently visited the Bago City Rice Processing Complex …

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NBTC 2018

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March 5, 2018
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BTTHS wins regional title By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) defeated Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School of Silay City, 109-47, yesterday to capture the 2018 National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) regional title in San Carlos City. Mart James Barrera led the victory with 26 points, followed by Harold …

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PAL Interclub Golf Tournament

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March 5, 2018
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Canlubang wins By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Canlubang won the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Interclub Golf Senior Tournament yesterday at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club, defeating the Luisita Golf Club, 573-565, and capturing their tenth title. “This is for Mike,” said Canlubang captain Luigi Yulo, referring to Miguel Preysler, a former national player …

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2018 WVRAA

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March 5, 2018
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Negros Occidental to appeal forfeit ruling in football competition By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   According to Negros Occidental secondary boys’ football team coach Ian Combate, they will be appealing the decision that forced the team to forfeit their final match of the 2018 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet, which ended last month …

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Kinaray-a language marker unveiled in Antique

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March 5, 2018
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The first language marker in the country or bantayog-wika was unveiled last week at the EBJ Freedom Park in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique commemorating the local language of Kinaray-a. Leading the ceremony were Senator Loren Legarda, Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao, Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) chairperson Virgilio S. Almario, Presidential Communications Operations Office …

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World Wildlife Day

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March 5, 2018
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Negros Occidental PENRO releases rescued animals back into the wild By Paulo Loreto Lim   The Negros Occidental Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO) released several rescued animals back into the wild over the weekend as part of World Wildlife Day, which was observed on Saturday, March 3. “We …

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TRAIN Law is not responsible for higher oil prices –Angara

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March 3, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga With oil prices continuing to rise, Senator Juan Edgardo ‘Sonny’ Angara, who was in Bacolod City yesterday, affirmed the Tax Reformation for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law is not the reason prices for petroleum products have been going up. “World [crude] prices went up three times already,” he explained. The …

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