Leonardia adds voice to sugar liberalization opposition

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January 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   With a number of local trade organizations and legislative bodies disapproving of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) proposal to liberalize sugar importation, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia is the latest to add their voice to the opposition. He said anything and everything that affects the sugar industry …

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Ordinance calls for regulations on amusement rides

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January 30, 2019
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After a mother and her two children fell from a ferris wheel during the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival over the weekend, Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava introduced an ordinance calling for regulations on amusement rides. He pointed out, there are currently no regulations on such rides and suggested items such as seatbelts or safety bars be …

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Water Advisory

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January 30, 2019
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Water Interruption in the Service Area   The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) will be conducting service improvements, which will cause a temporary water supply interruption and/or turbid water in some portions of the service area.   Activity: Defective gate valve replacement Schedule: Tomorrow (January 31) Affected Areas: East Homes 1, 2, and 3; NHA …

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Backhoe, truck turned over to Bacolod City DRRMO

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January 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City government yesterday turned over a truck and a backhoe to the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO). CDRRMO cluster head, Executive Assistant Joemarie Vargas, said the backhoe with rock crusher cost P13 million, while the truck cost P5 million. He said bidding for the equipment …

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Over P50M approved for multi-purpose building, emergency response equipment

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January 30, 2019
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The Iloilo City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) recently approved a P50,750,000 supplemental budget intended for the construction of a multi-purpose building, which will temporarily house the city’s disaster command center, along with the purchase of emergency response equipment. The SP Committee on Appropriations insisted there is “urgent necessity” for such a command center. “The only way …

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DOT-6 field office, BCMO moving to Nirvana Beach Resort

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January 30, 2019
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As of Friday, February 1, tourism-related issues handled by the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) Boracay Field Office and Boracay Compliance Monitoring Office (BCMO) will be handled by their new offices at the Nirvana Beach Resort, located along Main Road at Station 2 in Boracay’s Barangay Balabag. According to Boracay Field Office officer-in-charge Kristoffer Velete, …

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CineKasimanwa Film Festival awards short film grants

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January 30, 2019
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  The CineKasimanwa Film Festival recently named the latest batch of short film grant recipients, who are each awarded P100,000 to produce a short film featuring nine to 10 tourists attractions, facilities, and events in the Western Visayas. The recipients include Leo Art Borres for “Soul Searching,” Kenneth De la Cruz for “Tangis,” Julius De …

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High-value drug target arrested in EB Magalona

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January 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A high-value drug target was arrested Monday afternoon by EB Magalona Municipal Police Station anti-drug operatives in the town’s Barangay Alicante. Police identified the arrested as 43-year-old Rodel Flores, a resident of the said barangay. EB Magalona municipal police said Flores previously surrendered under ‘Oplan: Tokhang,’ but he reportedly …

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Ceres-Negros FC joins Philippine Premier League

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January 30, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co   Ceres-Negros FC will be one of eight clubs competing in the 2019 Philippine Premier League, which replaces the Philippines Football League (PFL). The league is scheduled to run from March to December, alongside the Copa Paulino Alcantara. Unlike its predecessor, Premier League matches will primarily be played in Metro Manila …

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