Five minor earthquakes recorded across Negros since Thursday

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September 1, 2018
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Nine total quakes recorded in the region since August 14   According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), five minor earthquakes were recorded across Negros, with the first striking just west of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental Thursday afternoon and the latest occurring off the coast of Basay, also in Negros Oriental, yesterday. …

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Japanese businessmen in Bacolod City to recruit workers

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September 1, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Two businessmen from Japan recently visited the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) during a visit to the city, where they are looking to recruit workers. Koichi Shiode and Shimpei Kitsukawa discussed the matter with Bacolod City Councilor Bartolome Orola, where they indicated the industries seeking workers included construction, healthcare, …

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DFA warns undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia of impending crackdown

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September 1, 2018
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Embassy: 5,844 of estimated 400,000 undocumented Filipinos assisted   The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) posted an advisory on social media last Thursday, warning Filipinos in Malaysia illegally of impending crackdowns as the country’s Voluntary Deportation Programme came to an end this week. According to the release, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Charles Jose revealed the …

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‘Tito Mayor Joe III’ to fight illegal drugs

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September 1, 2018
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Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III recently unveiled Tito Mayor Joe III, the city’s mascot in their fight against illegal drugs. “Tito Mayor Joe III is a strategy to easily catch children’s attention,” he explained. “Tito Mayor Joe III will be going around to teach our students to say no to drugs because it could …

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Public urged to contribute in combating dengue in Antique

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September 1, 2018
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Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo of the Antique Provincial Health Office recently spoke with the Philippine Information Agency, where he called on the local community to contribute in the fight against dengue. He said dengue cases are on the rise in the province and reminded families to monitor the health status of children and other relatives. …

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Rice and Corn Week underway

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September 1, 2018
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From August 29 to September 5, the country celebrates Rice and Corn Week, which was implemented by Presidential Proclamation No. 304, signed in 1964 by then-President Diosdado Macapagal. According to the policy, the observance was enacted in order to “arouse national consciousness and interest among our farmers to increase their production.” The proclamation called rice …

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Silay City raid yields P340K worth of shabu

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September 1, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A high-value drug target was arrested by police following a Thursday morning raid on his residence at the Carmela Subdivision in Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City. Police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Melvin Pancho. Silay City police chief, Police Superintendent Noel Polines, said they served a search warrant, issued by …

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Dismembering the pedagogy of hope

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September 1, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Ivan Illich, a known philosopher and Roman Catholic priest, used the quote “Carry a candle in the dark, be a candle in the dark, know that you’re a flame in the dark” in his book, entitled “Deschooling Society.” In the quote, the candle serves as a metaphor for teachers, representing hope for society and corresponding …

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Is Duterte being chastised by mere subordinates?

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September 1, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“…Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves…” –Romans 13:1-2   No …

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Interschool Alumni Bowlfest 2018

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September 1, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

KMH remains on top   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Kami Mga Hubin, representing Negros Occidental High School, currently leads the ongoing Interschool Alumni Bowlfest 2018 at the Negros Super Lanes in the Goldenfield Commercial Complex. They currently lead with 9,148 pinfalls, followed by Bowldozers with 9,087 and Davies Pinbusters at 9,076. “The top …

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