BSP breaks ground on new Bacolod City branch

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January 12, 2019
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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, alongside Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) officials, broke ground earlier this week on the central bank’s new branch in the city’s reclamation area. “This is quite awesome for us,” said the mayor. “We find this very meaningful and significant.” Also present for the event were Monetary Board members V. Bruce …

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Early morning earthquake strikes Cadiz City

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January 12, 2019
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A 2.0-magnitude earthquake struck west of Cadiz City yesterday morning around 8:00 a.m. According to a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletin, there was no reported damage as a result of the quake nor were there any anticipated aftershocks. Earthquakes ranging between 1.0 and 3.0 in magnitude are often classified as a Level 1 …

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Negros Occidental inmates urged to avoid illegal drugs

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January 12, 2019
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During a recent awareness seminar, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine head, Dr. Ian June Querubin, urged jail inmates to avoid illegal drugs. In addition, they were also encouraged to become anti-drug advocates and share their personal stories to illustrate the negative effects of drug use. The seminar also touched upon …

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TPB team visits Iloilo City

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January 12, 2019
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The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) marketing and promotions team was in Iloilo City this week for a tourism meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions (MICE) facilities and products validation. “MICE organizers are attracted to the variety of activities Iloilo City can offer delegates; from natural and cultural attractions to scenic view and delectable cuisines,” explained Department of …

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DOT-6 accreditation team conducts discussion, inspections in Capiz

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January 12, 2019
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The Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) visited Capiz earlier this week to hold discussions and conduct inspections of tourism-oriented and tourism-related establishments in the province. A provincial tourism officers meeting was held at the New Tourism Information Center and Specialty Shop, located at the Capiz Provincial Park in Roxas City, where Tourism Operations Officer II …

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Drug bust yields P500K worth of shabu in Bacolod City

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January 12, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Around P500,000 worth of suspected shabu was recovered last Thursday by Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) operatives in a buy-bust operation at Purok Cereza North in Barangay 3, Bacolod City. Police identified the suspect as 39-year-old Amir Ahmad Ali, alias Ali Akmad; and 48-year-old Edwin Ledesma, both residents of …

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Negrense boxer to fight in WBO eliminator on January 31

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January 12, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co   Bago City-born boxer Aston ‘Mighty’ Palicte will face Puerto Rican fighter Jose Martinez in a World Boxing Organization super flyweight eliminator on January 31 at the Viejas Casino and Resort in Alpine, California. The winner will move on to meet Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes of Murcia, who captured the belt following …

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Rain or Shine: Yap is staying with the team

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January 12, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co   Amid trade rumors surrounding Negrense Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player James Yap, his current team, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, affirmed he is staying put as they offered the Escalante City native a three-year contract extension. “James is the face of this franchise and he will continue to remain …

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Ceres-La Salle FC captures Sagay City football championship

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January 12, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co   Ceres-La Salle FC won the 3rd Sagay City Men’s Open Football Championship after defeating De La Salle University, 3-1, last Thursday at the Sagay National High School Football Field in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. After taking a 2-1 first half lead, the eventual champions tightened their defense in the second …

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Rivero, Paras to feature in Iloilo exhibition

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January 12, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co   Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras are set to lead the University of the Philippines (UP) basketball team when they play in an exhibition event next weekend in Iloilo. UP will face the Iloilo collegiate selection at the City of Passi Arena on January 19, starting at 3:00 p.m.; and the …

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