DDB: 4-5M Filipinos still involved with illegal drugs

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November 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Speaking before the Provincial Drug Summit at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday, Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chair Catalino Cuy, who served as keynote speaker, admitted, despite the ongoing war on illegal drugs being waged by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, there are still between four and five …

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Governor: Negros farmers’ festival started the ‘organic movement’

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November 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., who led the opening of the 13th Negros Island Organic Farmers’ Festival at the Provincial Capitol yesterday, credited the annual event for starting the “organic movement.” “I hope the organic movement, which we started 13 years ago, is very successful,” he declared. “The many …

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Iloilo acquires QR code to help with tourism

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November 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

The Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) yesterday launched their quick response (QR) code, which, when clicked, will provide information about tourist attractions across the province. “It is very beneficial for tourists, both local and foreign, because it will now be easy for them to reach different destinations,” explained Iloilo PTO head Gilbert Marin. “They can …

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Christmas break starts on December 15 –DepEd

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November 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday released an amendment ordering an early holiday for students, announcing Christmas break begins on December 15. The annual break typically begins on December 22. According to the order signed by DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, the agency “values the importance of spending quality time with …

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Suspected NPA sniper leaves soldier wounded in Hinoba-an

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November 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A Philippine Army soldier was wounded last Tuesday after being shot by a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) sniper at an army detachment located at Sitio Bugtong Kahoy in Barangay Asia, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental. Authorities identified the soldier as Staff Sergeant Ricky Ignacio, an Echo Company member of the Philippine …

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Barangay Singcang-Airport personnel undergo drug testing

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November 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Barangay Singcang-Airport officials and employees were among the most recent batch to undergo mandatory drug testing at the City Health Office earlier this week. Barangay Singcang-Airport Captain Rosinie Distrito said 37 of their employees tested negative for illegal drugs, while two will undergo re-confirmatory tests as their results were not …

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SP approves requirements for P1.7 billion loan

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November 29, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

Gamboa: Approval was ‘railroaded’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) recently approved three requirements regarding the P1.7 billion loan the city government plans to borrow from the Development Bank of the Philippines. City Councilor Caesar Distrito, who chairs the SP Committee on Appropriations and Finance, said, after a committee conference, …

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SM program turns trash into cash

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November 29, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

kilograms of paper. In addition to paper, the program has also recycled old newspapers, cardboard, and carton boxes. At SM City Bacolod, shoppers can participate in the program and turn their recyclable goods into cash. Every first Friday and Saturday of the month, a recycling market is set up at the mall’s north transport terminal …

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Wikang Filipino from the margins

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November 29, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Unknown to many, Article XIV, Section 6 of the Philippine Constitution states: “The national language of the Philippines is Filipino” – it does not refer to “Tagalog.” The constitution uses “Filipino” as inclusive of Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Cebuano, Chavacano, etc. – the language of every Filipino, not only “Tagalog.” However, the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino purist …

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