Charges filed against Bacolod City radio broadcaster, station manager

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November 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Former Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, who is running for Bacolod City lone district congressman in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections, recently filed libel charges against radio broadcaster Marlon Solidum and DYRL Abyan Radyo-Bacolod Station Manager Diego Obido over allegedly libelous statements made last September. Solidum is also a …

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Provincial gov’t looking to provide workers with more bonuses

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November 27, 2018
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Employees union earlier appealed for more money   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   After the Provincial Treasurer’s Office released 14th month bonuses for Negros Occidental provincial government employees earlier this month and the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) publicly called for the provincial government to provide additional bonuses, the Provincial Budget Office said …

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13th month SSS pensions to begin disbursement on Thursday

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November 27, 2018
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The Social Security System (SSS) yesterday revealed pensions for December and 13th month disbursements will begin their release on Thursday, November 29. SSS Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said P21.9 billion in pension funding has already been released to their partner banks. “We have already requested our partner banks to release the 13th month …

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Iloilo produces the best leaders

Posted by watchmen
November 27, 2018
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  “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” – Henry Kissinger   Before Ilonggo history and culture is further insulted by the election of more mediocre and incompetent officials, it must be recalled that Iloilo was once the chief producer of the …

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Welder electrocuted in Bacolod City

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November 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A welder was killed after being reportedly electrocuted Sunday afternoon while working at an establishment along Ramos Street in Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as 51-year-old Seruel Jensay, a resident of Barangay Villamonte in the said city. Based on police investigations, Jensay was working in a bar when …

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CSNT-R homecoming next month

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November 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Colegio San Nicolas Tolentino-Recoletos in Talisay City, Negros Occidental will be holding its grand alumni homecoming next month, December 29. The homecoming, hosted by the Class of 1993, will offer various activities including a Zumba fundraising event, raffle to fund school projects, mass dance competition, Male and Female Star …

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Marañon returns from Taiwanese ‘educational tour’

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November 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. returned yesterday from a five-day educational tour in Taiwan. While in Taiwan, he visited fish and fruit farms in the country’s Kaohsiung and Pingtung counties, along with attending the International Agriculture Show and International Fisheries and Seafood Show at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center …

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Local groups protest additional military deployments to Negros

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November 26, 2018
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Bayan-Negros: The government is useless in solving problems   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Various progressive groups in Negros, including the local chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), over the weekend slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s memorandum ordering the deployment of additional troops and police officers to Negros in response to the recent spate of …

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EAS Congress 2018 opens in Iloilo City tomorrow

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November 26, 2018
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The East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress, an international meeting on marine conservation, is scheduled to open at the Iloilo Convention Center, located in Iloilo City’s Mandurriao district, tomorrow, November 27. The event is set to conclude on Friday, November 30. “The EAS Congress is one avenue where government heads will tackle what is best for …

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Government employees union hoping for more bonuses

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November 26, 2018
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14th month pay released earlier this month   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   After the Provincial Treasurer’s Office recently 14th month bonuses for Negros Occidental provincial government employees, the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) said they are hoping for an additional bonus through the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA). In a radio interview over …

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