Kepco-SPC adjustment charges to be included on Ceneco bills

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April 26, 2018
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Consumers subject to different residential rates   The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) recently announced increases in April 2018 residential rates, which they credited to the implementation of the Korean Electric Power Corporation-Salcon Power Corporation (Kepco-SPC) adjustment, which, as previously projected, added an additional 8¢ per kilowatt hour (kWh) to consumer bills. The additional …

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Minor killed by speeding motorcycle in Manapla

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April 26, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A female minor was killed after she was struck by a speeding motorcycle late Tuesday afternoon along the national road at Hacienda Ibus in Barangay Tortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as 11-year-old Paulin Joy Eswagan, a resident of Hacienda Napungolan in the said barangay. Manapla municipal …

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Negros Oriental considered ‘priority province’ due to NPA presence

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April 26, 2018
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Negros Oriental was recently declared a “priority province” by the Philippine National Police for the upcoming May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, due to the reported presence of the New People’s Army (NPA) throughout the province. Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOrPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Edwin Portento, said their province is being prioritized …

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Mother admits to role in Silay City double murder

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April 26, 2018
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Primary murder suspect arrested   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Following interrogations conducted yesterday by Silay City police, a mother admitted to having a role in the double murder of her live-in partner and their child in the city’s Barangay Kapitan Ramon last Tuesday. Silay City police chief, Police Superintendent Noel Polines, said the …

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Geotagging ongoing throughout Aklan

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April 26, 2018
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The Aklan Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently conducting geotagging, where geographical information of certain structures are provided for digitized maps, across the province. The agency hopes to have 84,000 buildings geotagged by August 30, 2018. Provincial Statistics Officer Antonet Catubuan said the process will allow the provincial PSA to provide accurate and up-to-date digitized …

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Church-led forum advocating peace talks closes today in Talisay City

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April 26, 2018
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The three-day forum calling for the resumption of peace talks between the national government and the National Democratic Front (NDF), the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines, conducted by the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, comes to a close today, April 26, at the CICM (Congregatio …

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Provincial Legal Office to probe animal hub construction

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April 26, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Provincial Legal Officer, Atty. Mary Ann Lamis, earlier revealed a panel will be formed to investigate the construction of the P4-million Negros First Animal Hub, located within the Panaad Park and Stadium, amid allegations the project commenced without a bidding process or purchase request. Lamis was assigned to the …

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Water Advisory

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April 26, 2018
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Water interruption in the service area   The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) regrets to inform the consuming public turbid water and a lack of water supply will be experienced in some portions of the service area.   Schedule: Today (April 26), from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Activity: Replacement of defective 200 mm Ø …

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Public reminded about month-long Buwan ng Kaluton Pilipino

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April 26, 2018
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The Philippine Information Agency recently reminded the public of the ongoing Buwan ng Kaluton Pilipino, or Filipino Food Month, which was made an annual observance by President Rodrigo Duterte, through Presidential Proclamation No. 469, signed earlier this month. According to the proclamation, “Our vast culinary traditions and treasures should be appreciated, preserved, and promoted to …

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