Congressman not taking sides in Bacolod City race

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September 25, 2018
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Benitez: The race for mayor is ‘unclear’   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez refused to endorse a side in next year’s elections in Bacolod City. During a recent press conference, the congressman said he received word former Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella planned to challenge incumbent Bacolod …

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Ceneco rates up slightly

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September 25, 2018
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The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) revealed residential rates for September 2018 came to P11.8574 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), a slight increase from the August 2018 rate of P11.7019/kWh. In line with total expenses last month, around 75 percent of revenue is allocated towards generation and transmission companies, which include system loss charges and adjustments …

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Leonardia on Baciwa privatization: Not bad

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September 25, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   With regard to plans to privatize the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa), Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the plan is “not bad.” During a press conference yesterday, he said, while he is not outrightly endorsing the proposal, there are many cases where privatization became successful. In a radio …

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Woman struck and killed by motorcycle in Sum-ag

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September 25, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A 71-year-old woman was killed after she was struck by a speeding motorcycle yesterday morning in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as Trinidad Nullas, a resident of San Juan Street in the said barangay. Police Station 9 (PS9) traffic investigators said Nullas was crossing the road …

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Estefania shooting victims are suspected ‘akyat bahay’ members

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September 25, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The group of minors who were recently fired upon by unidentified gunmen at the Celine Homes Subdivision in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City are now considered suspected members of the notorious ‘akyat bahay’ gang. In a radio interview yesterday afternoon, Barangay Estefania Captain Jerry Tingson said the involved minors, some …

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Man kills cheating wife in Isabela

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September 25, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A reportedly jealous man killed his wife Sunday afternoon in Isabela, Negros Occidental after it was discovered she was having an affair. Police identified the fatality as Angela Arevalo, a resident of the town’s Barangay Bungahin and an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Kuwait. Isabela municipal police chief, Police …

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22 graduate Japanese language course

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September 25, 2018
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The Genki Negros Inc. (GNI) Japanese Language and Training Center recently graduated 22 local students from their Japanese language and culture training. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. credited the students for completing such a difficult task in six months. “The Japanese language is not easy but, because of your determination, you were able to …

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VMC hosts art contest in Bacolod City this weekend

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September 25, 2018
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The Victorias Milling Company (VMC) Interschool Art Contest arrives in Bacolod City this weekend, September 29, where a total of 52 students will be competing at the The Gallery Orange. The contest previously visited the Sidlakan Village Tourism Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, where 16 local students took part in the competition. VMC hopes …

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Retirees tour Iloilo

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September 25, 2018
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The Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) recently conducted a tour of Iloilo for retirees. “We want them to relax and enjoy the beauty of Iloilo City and [the] province,” said DOT-6 director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas. She also noted, the Iloilo Science and Technology University Retirees Association will be conducting research on local historical sites …

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UNegA commits to Lacson-Ferrer ticket

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September 25, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The United Negros Alliance (UNegA) offered a “commitment” to support Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson for governor and former Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer for vice governor in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr., who serves as secretary-general …

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