Iloilo City recognizes honest cabbies

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April 12, 2018
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The Iloilo City government recently awarded certificates of recognition and cash incentives for four taxi drivers who returned items left behind in their vehicles by passengers. Wilfredo Tabangcura, Joven Emas, Gerald Inventor, and Larry Cabigas were each awarded P2,000 by Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III. “May these drivers inspire others to be honest,” the …

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Silay City Mayor endorses Benitez for governor

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April 12, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Silay City Mayor Mark Golez yesterday reiterated his support for Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez to seek the governorship in 2019. Golez, who was in Bacolod City to attend Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) turnover ceremonies, said he is still waiting for the congressman’s final decision. “I …

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NOPPO condemns suspected NPA-SPARU attack in Isabela

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April 12, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) yesterday condemned the recent deadly shooting allegedly perpetrated by members of the New People’s Army-Special Partisan Unit (NPA-SPARU) in Isabela, Negros Occidental, which resulted in three deaths. In a statement released by NOPPO spokesperson, Police Inspector Charmae De Paz, they denounced the …

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P23.5M worth of farm machinery turned over to ARB organizations

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April 12, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   At least P23.5 million worth of farm machinery was turned over yesterday morning to various agrarian reform beneficiary (ARB) organizations in northern Negros Occidental. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Teresita Mabunay said the turnover was implemented under the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Sugarcane Block Farm (SBF) and Climate …

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DOT-6 looking to attract more tourists from China

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April 12, 2018
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The Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) recently unveiled an intensified campaign to attract more tourists from China this year. The DOT set a goal of 1.5 million Chinese tourists this year, a jump from last year’s total of 986,447, which accounts for an over 43 percent increase from the previous year. DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo …

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Brgy. 33 raid yields P3.75M worth of shabu

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April 12, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A late Tuesday evening City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) buy-bust at Purok Rosas in Barangay 33, Bacolod City yielded around P3.75 million worth of shabu. Arrested in the operation was 35-year-old Jeffrey Virgel, a resident of Purok Chereza 2 in the city’s Barangay 27. He was also tagged by …

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NAST encourages high school students to pursue science and technology

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April 12, 2018
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During the recent National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Symposium for the Youth in Bacolod City, NAST Director Luningning Samarita-Domingo encouraged those in attendance, mainly Grade 10 through 12 students, to pursue careers in science and technology. She noted, a career in the field would benefit the country, along with the Department of Science …

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Power interruption Friday

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April 12, 2018
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The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) will be conducting maintenance activity Friday, April 13, in order to ensure stability of distribution lines to avoid further serious damages that may result in major interruptions.   Schedule: Friday (April 13), from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Reasons: Re-routing of three phase primary line between San Juan …

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Anti-riot equipment alarms Boracay tourists, workers

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April 12, 2018
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Tourists and workers in Boracay recently expressed apprehensions over the presence of anti-riot equipment at the resort destination, ahead of the planned deployment of anti-riot police. “Do you really think this is how violent we are?” Denz Dioscori asked on Facebook yesterday. At least 300 shields arrived on the island yesterday, with 610 police officers …

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Estefania chess tournament names winner

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April 12, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Leo Romitman was recently named the winner of the Barangay Estefania Chess Festival Open, which took place at the local barangay hall. Stellar Mar Abanco took second place, followed by Adolfo Tan, Jr. Nearly 100 competitors took part in the competition, which was part of the neighborhood’s charter anniversary …

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