Baciwa conducts medical mission, feeding program in Brgy. Felisa

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2018
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The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) conducted a medical mission and feeding program earlier this week in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City, where nearly 300 local residents received free medical consultations, medicines, and vitamins. Another 70 also underwent free eye screens and received reading glasses. Meanwhile, 168 enjoyed a meal of arroz caldo; with the first …

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NOPPO: No Martial Law declared in northern Negros

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   In response to allegations by the New People’s Army (NPA) and other militant groups reporting Martial Law was declared in the northern portion of Negros, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) denied the claims. Authorities said the claims were made to disrupt ongoing investigations, calling it “fake …

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Boracay reopens

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

After shutting down last April, resort island Boracay, located within the municipality of Malay, Aklan, reopened yesterday following a massive clean-up effort and implementation of reforms to ensure the locale, which was earlier tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as a “cesspool,” would not return to its former state. Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat spoke …

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Duterte expected in Bacolod City today

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October 27, 2018
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   According to Government Service Insurance System President Clint Aranas, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to arrive in Bacolod City at 5:00 p.m. today to witness the MassKara Arena Dance Competition at the Bacolod Public Plaza. The president will be accompanied by senatorial candidate, former Special Assistant to the …

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Ceneco reports decrease in October rates

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October 27, 2018
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The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) revealed residential rates for October 2018 came to P11.6334 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), about 22¢ lower than last month’s P11.8574/kWh rate. As with previous reports, the utility co-op showed most of their revenue went to generation, transmission, and system loss fees, which came to P8.3624/kWh, lower than last month’s …

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Unidentified woman found dead in Himamaylan City

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October 27, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   An unidentified woman was found dead by local farmers Thursday afternoon in a sugar plantation at Hacienda Tanate in Barangay Aguisan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Police have yet to identify the woman, who was found in an advanced state of decomposition. According to Himamaylan City police, a farmer, identified …

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Former NPA rebel gunned down in Himamaylan City

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October 27, 2018
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A former New People’s Army (NPA) member was killed yesterday morning by unidentified gunmen, who were said to be former colleagues with the rebel group, at Barangay San Antonio in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as Reymark Daguhoy, a farm laborer and resident of the …

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Fountain Grove inaugurates main entrance gate

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October 27, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

Rubis: Development will grow ‘like mushrooms’   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Suntrust Properties Inc. yesterday inaugurated the main entrance gate for the Fountain Grove residential enclave yesterday morning in Barangay Zone 15, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Suntrust Properties First Vice President for Sales, Marketing, and Business Development Division Jerry Rubis said they wanted …

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Inmate escapes MBDJ, captured 17 hours later

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October 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A hospitalized Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) inmate managed to escape, but was recaptured within 17 hours. Police identified the inmate as Elvis Pescadilla, a resident of Paglaum Village in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City. Based on a statement by MBDJ inmates, Pescadilla was cuffed and seating on a wheelchair …

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P62B set aside for government employees

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October 27, 2018
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The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) recently revealed they currently have P62 billion in assets set aside for government employees. During a recent press conference in Bacolod City, ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis affirmed, “Claims are paid from [the] state pension fund.” Among benefits the commission provides cover sickness, retroactive payments, pension increases, among others. “Our …

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