International routes requested for Bacolod-Silay Airport

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October 5, 2018
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PAL Official: The airport lacks fueling facilities By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Administrator, Atty. John Orola, yesterday appealed for Philippine Airlines to open international routes for Bacolod-Silay Airport. According to Orola, he urged the airline to open routes to destinations including Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea in order to further boost tourist …

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La Libertad struck by minor quake

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October 5, 2018
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A minor 1.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded near La Libertad, Negros Oriental last Wednesday night. A Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletin noted there was no damage recorded as a result of the tremor, nor were there any anticipated aftershocks. Seismic activity was recorded near the municipality twice last month as a 2.2 and 2.3-magnitude …

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Rizal Elementary School receive new shoes

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October 5, 2018
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Around 1,000 Rizal Elementary School students recently received new shoes as part of SM’s 60,000 Pairs of Shoes Project. The Bacolod City school was one of 88 recipient schools nationwide. “These are more than just shoes,” said Rizal Elementary School Principal Dennis Estaniel. “They also represent the hope of SM that you will go to …

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MassKara Festival 2018

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October 5, 2018
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Ginoong Bacolod to be crowned on October 20 Ginoong Bacolod 2018, a male beauty pageant, will take place at the BAYS Center as part of the upcoming MassKara Festival, which begins next week, October 8. A total 20 candidates will participate in the event. The competition will be held over two days with talent night …

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BFAR: Western Visayas is the second-highest milkfish producer in the country

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October 5, 2018
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) recently revealed the Western Visayas is the second-highest producer of milkfish, locally referred to as bangrus or bangus, behind Region 1. BFAR Technical Services Assistant Director Drusila Esther Bayate noted, the country produced over 400,000 metric tons (MT) of the fish, with 79,000 MT originating from Region …

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UNegA, Love Negros formally endorse Lacson-Ferrer tandem

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October 4, 2018
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Despite running unopposed, the pair will still campaign   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The United Negros Alliance (UNegA) and Love Negros formally endorsed incumbent Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson for governor and former fourth district Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer for vice governor in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. The endorsement was made …

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Bacolod City SP approves P2.52B budget on first reading

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October 4, 2018
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More than half is allocated for maintenance, operations   The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) recently approved the P2.52 billion city budget on its first reading, which, according to Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito, who chairs the SP Committee on Appropriations and Finance, is higher than the previous budget by P270 million. He noted, over …

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Organizers want to ensure the Dinagyang Festival ‘remains true to its core’

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October 4, 2018
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The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) vowed to return the annual Dinagyang Festival to its “original form,” with IDFI president Ramon Cua Locsin saying, “We are all challenged to make sure [the] Iloilo Dinagyang Festival remains true to its core as the Ilonggos’ way of thanksgiving thru merry-making.” “We should know our identity and that …

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Iloilo City crime rate drops over 50%

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October 4, 2018
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According to recent data, the crime rate in Iloilo City dropped 53.33 percent between September 21 and 27 compared to the same period last year. The Iloilo City Police Office reported a total of 35 criminal incidents during the period this year as compared to 75 in the prior year. Local police credit the improvement …

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Candidate shrugs off mayors reportedly backing other candidates

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October 4, 2018
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Rumors suggest support is building behind Arroyo kin in the 5th district By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Alain Gatuslao and candidate for Negros Occidental fifth district congressman shrugged off reports United Negros Alliance (UNegA) mayors within the congressional district would not support his candidacy. Reports suggested Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor, …

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