SRA members buck proposal to ‘liberalize’ sugar

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January 19, 2019
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Yulo: DBM plan will ‘foment social unrest’   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Sugar Regulatory Administration board members, Attys. Roland Beltran and Emilio ‘Dino’ Yulo, issued a joint statement yesterday expressing opposition to the proposal by Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno to “liberalize” the importation of sugar. In a statement …

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P108M set aside for Bacolod-Silay Airport development –CAAP

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January 19, 2019
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Arroyo: Bacolod area needs to be marketed to international carriers   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) revealed P108 million has been set aside for the development of facilities at Bacolod-Silay Airport. CAAP director-general, Captain Jim Sydiongco, said aside from the P108 million, an additional P114 million …

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House Speaker pushes nautical highway revival

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January 19, 2019
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Arroyo: Aquino administration ‘discounted’ the RoRo project By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo arrived in Bacolod City yesterday and announced intentions to revive and expand the nautical highway, or the Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) transport system, which she spearheaded during her tenure as president. According to the former president, the project was canceled during …

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Retired soldier drowns at Bredco Port

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January 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A retired soldier reportedly drowned yesterday morning while swimming in the vicinity of the Bredco Port at Purok Cambodia in Barangay 2, Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as 58-year-old Joselito Occeño, a retired sergeant of the Philippine Army and resident of Purok Mabinuligon in the city’s Barangay 19. …

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Highway Patrol Group to intensify campaign against road obstructions

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January 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Negros Occidental Highway Patrol Group (HPG) said they plan to intensify “Task Force: Discipline Zone” by further strengthening their drive against road obstructions in Bacolod City. During a recent radio interview, HPG-Negros Occidental chief, Police Senior Inspector Robelito Mariano, said they conducted another clearing operation along Burgos Avenue …

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Overnight quake strikes Guimbal

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January 19, 2019
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A 3.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded early Friday morning near Guimbal, Iloilo. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the tremor struck around 12:16 a.m. According to a subsequent agency bulletin, the quake did not cause any reported damage nor were there any anticipated aftershocks. Based on the Mercalli Intensity Scale, earthquakes that …

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Tour guide training beginning in March

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January 19, 2019
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  The Negros Occidental Tourism Division, in partnership with Tourism Educators and Movers Philippines-Western Visayas and the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6), will be conducting tour guide training courses every weekend starting on March 2. The 23-day course will include topics such as personality development, destinations and activities, basic first aid, crisis management, Filipino culture, …

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Dinagyang Festival 2019

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January 19, 2019
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Food festival seeks to offer ‘the best of Iloilo’   The annual Dinagyang Food Festival, which is set to run from January 24 to 27 along Delgado Street in Iloilo City, already has 25 confirmed participants for the event promising to offer “the best of Iloilo.” “We are expecting additional participants within the week,” said …

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Pacquiao not taking Broner lightly

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January 19, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co   Senator Manny Pacquiao, who is set to defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title this weekend, January 20 (PHL time), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, said he is not taking his opponent, American boxer Adrien Broner, for granted. “On a scale of 1 to 10, …

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