10 Negrense students leave for Japan on government scholarship

Posted by watchmen
April 6, 2018
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Governor: The scholars will spread Christianity in Japan   A total of 10 senior high school students from across Negros Occidental left earlier this week for Japan, where they will be studying general health and automotive studies at Miyakonojo Higashi High School on a three-year scholarship from the Negros Occidental provincial government. Prior to their …

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Mayor welcomes delegates to waste management workshop

Posted by watchmen
April 6, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia welcomed delegates to the First Regional Training-Workshop on Measuring and Mitigating Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) from the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Sector workshop at the O Hotel last Monday. “I have seen over the years that climate change is something we had to face,” he said. “This is a very …

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NPA denies role in Guihulngan City councilor killing

Posted by watchmen
April 5, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The New People’s Army (NPA) Leonardo Panaligan Command denied being behind the killing of Guihulngan City Councilor Paulo Edison Dela Rita, which occurred earlier this week. In a statement sent late Tuesday night, spokesperson Ka JB Regalado claimed police and military forces suspected Dela Rita was conniving with rebel …

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‘Inasal Festival’ ordinance passes on third reading

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April 5, 2018
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A resolution establishing the Manokan Country Inasal Festival passed the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) yesterday on its third reading. The legislation, authored by City Councilor Em Ang, referred to the local delicacy as “intangible cultural heritage” and said the festival would help promote the local chicken inasal industry. The planned site for the festival …

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City Veterinary Office running out of anti-rabies vaccines

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April 5, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Veterinary Office (CVO) yesterday stopped distributing anti-rabies vaccines after it was revealed the office was down to its final 300 vaccinations. In a radio report yesterday, Rabies Control Officer Gloria Parreño said they were forced to stop due to the shortage, pointing out, deliveries were delayed …

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DOH ordered to take action on local cataract scam

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April 5, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Office of the President recently ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to take action on reported fraudulent activities by the Cataract Foundation, which includes the alleged widespread recruitment of cataract patients. According to a letter sent by anti-corruption and criminality group Task Force Kasanag (TFK), Assistant Secretary Jaime …

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Two claim to be PCSO Iloilo branch manager

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April 5, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Iloilo Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) currently has two employees claiming to be branch manager, with Janette T. Lloyd reportedly occupying PCSO-Iloilo Branch Manager Marie Abigal Reformina’s table, last Tuesday. According to Lloyd, who previously served as  PCSO-Capiz officer-in-charge, she was deployed to the Iloilo branch by PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan back in …

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Third most wanted La Carlota City drug personality druggie arrested

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April 5, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   La Carlota City’s third most wanted street-level target was arrested in a Tuesday afternoon buy-bust operation at Sitio Carolina in the city’s Barangay 2. Police identified the suspect as 39-year-old Emelio Jamandre, a resident of the said barangay. La Carlota City police chief, Police Superintendent Cresenciano Cordero, Jr., said …

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