Senator expresses opposition to NFSW ‘cultivation activities’

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October 29, 2018
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Villar: They should not be encouraged to do that, it’s dangerous   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Senator Cynthia Villar recently expressed opposition to National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) “cultivation activities,” noting, the events that took place last week in Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, which left nine NFSW farmers dead, are still unclear. …

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‘My money, my future, my life’

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October 29, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.” –Morgan Wootten   A lot of old and familiar faces are seeking various elective posts in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections; at least, for some, they have found a major political party to back them. Without support from an organized or recognized …

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DOH emphasizes the importance of breast self-exams

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October 29, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout October, the Department of Health (DOH) recently held an event in Quezon City encouraging breast self-examinations, noting its importance in the early detection of breast cancer. “We urge women to regularly do self-breast examination and immediately visit the nearest health center should she notice any …

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Minor earthquake strikes Guimaras over the weekend

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October 29, 2018
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Third tremor recorded on the island this month   A minor 2.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded west of Nueva Valencia, Guimaras around 11:11 a.m. yesterday morning. According to a bulletin from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, no damage was recorded due to the tremor nor were there any anticipated aftershocks. Earthquakes ranging between 1.0 …

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Villar denies applying as ‘third telco’ operator

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October 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Senator Cynthia Villar, who was in Negros Occidental over the weekend, denied applying as the third telecommunications operator in the country. The revelation comes after a top official from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) stated the Villar-owned Streamtech Systems Technologies Inc. expressed interest in filing the …

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Suspected NPA rebels arrested in Kabankalan City

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October 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Five suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members, one of whom was said to be a leader, were arrested late Thursday evening in Barangay 9, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the arrested individuals as Mary Grace Delicano a resident of Barangay Sum-ag in Bacolod City; alongside Richard Serapin, Arnold …

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Villar backs sugar, rice SRP

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October 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Senator Cynthia Villar endorsed the Department of Agriculture suggestion to impose a suggested retail price (SRP) on sugar, rice and other food products. Villar said she has been pushing for an SRP on food commodities to reduce the impact of the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which …

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International day calling for an end to violence against journalists observed on Friday

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October 29, 2018
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The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists will be observed on Friday, November 2. A 2014 United National General Assembly resolution condemned all violence targeting journalists and urged member states to ensure accountability regarding such cases. According to the resolution, member-states are requested to “promote a safe and enabling environment for journalists …

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BCPO rescues four minors sniffing rugby

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October 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   After a picture of four minors caught sniffing rugby went viral on social media last week, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday said the Women and Children’s Protection Desk conducted a rescue operation for the involved minors. In a statement issued by BCPO spokesperson, Police Chief Inspector Sherlock …

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The search for Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2019 underway

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October 27, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

Competition seeking an ‘upper class beauty’   Entries are currently being accepted for the upcoming Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2019 competition. According to an Iloilo City Public Information Office release, among the eligibility criteria include good skin, able to speak English, and “upper class beauty.” Also among the requirements include a height of at least …

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