Seminar on climate resilience held in Bacolod City

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September 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga CL Foundation Inc. recently hosted a two-day climate resilient communities seminar-workshop at the Planta Centro Hotel in Bacolod City, which saw hundreds of low income residents from across Negros Occidental in attendance. “This [came] about because of my advocacy [for] the environment,” said CL Foundation executive director, former Bacolod City …

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UNO-R alumni to hold awards ceremony tomorrow

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September 28, 2018
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The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) Blue and Gold Alumni Association will be handing out their Alumni Achievers Awards tomorrow during a ceremony at the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod. Events begin that morning with a Eucharistic celebration at the university gymnasium, along with San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez, a graduate of …

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Kabankalan City senior injured after being struck by a motorcycle

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September 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An 84-year-old grandmother was rushed to a hospital in Bacolod City after she was reportedly struck by a motorcycle Wednesday morning at Purok Tuburan in Barangay Oringao, Kabankalan City. Police identified the victim as Leonila Acol, a resident of the said area. Kabankalan City Police Station traffic investigators said a …

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DOT-6 promoting the Western Visayas to Chinese tourists

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September 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) is presently promoting the Western Visayas as the next holiday destination for Chinese tourists, with DOT-6 director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas, reiterating the regional office’s target of 1.5 million tourist arrivals from China. She noted, around 300,000 Chinese tourists are expected to “contribute” to …

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DOT-6 promoting the Western Visayas to Chinese tourists

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September 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) is presently promoting the Western Visayas as the next holiday destination for Chinese tourists, with DOT-6 director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas, reiterating the regional office’s target of 1.5 million tourist arrivals from China. She noted, around 300,000 Chinese tourists are expected to “contribute” to …

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‘Humanity cries for justice’

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September 28, 2018
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“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” –Yehuda Berg   US …

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Hidilyn Diaz unhappy with association leadership

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September 28, 2018
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Puentevella denies claims, says people want him out   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Asian Games gold medal-winning weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who also earned a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, recently penned a letter to the Philippine Sports Commission expressing her dismay with the current leadership of …

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SSA hosts golf tournament in Bacolod City

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September 28, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The St. Scholastica’s Academy (SSA) Class of 1994, in partnership with SSA Alumnae Association Inc., hosted the Kolasa Cup last weekend, a golf tournament at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club, which attracted a total of 161 players, including professional players and celebrities. “The money raised from this …

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Volleyball tournament opens at USLS tomorrow

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September 28, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Brothers Cup Volleyball League Open Tournament opens tomorrow at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) courts. USLS and Central Philippine University will feature teams in both the men’s and women’s divisions. They will be competing against Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias, Central Philippines State University-San Carlos …

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Pay raise for Ceneco general-manager faces protest

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September 27, 2018
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Gonzales: P250,000/month is ‘immoral’   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Diocese of Bacolod Social Action Center (SAC), alongside Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) consumer-members and various local groups, plan to file a protest letter to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) regarding the proposed pay raise for Ceneco General-Manager Sulpicio Lagarde, Jr., who could …

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