Task group formed to investigate deputy station commander’s death

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January 29, 2019
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Security guards arrested in Brgy. Felisa may have been involved   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has formed a special investigation task group to investigate last Saturday’s murder of deputy Police Station 6 commander, Senior Police Officer 4 Oscar Exaltado. BCPO officer-in-charge, Police Senior Superintendent Henry Biñas, said, …

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Petition opposing proposed joint venture forwarded to Baciwa

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January 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A petition letter opposing the proposed joint venture between the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) and PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation was forwarded yesterday to Baciwa Board of Directors chairperson, Atty. Lorendo Dilag, and the Baciwa board of directors. The letter claimed Baciwa consumers and various multi-sectoral organizations vehemently oppose the …

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Nigerian envoy credits Iloilo City for its educational opportunities

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January 29, 2019
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Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines Adekunbi Abibat Sonaike-Ayodeji was in Iloilo City over the weekend to attend the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. While in town, she also met with Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III, where she credited the city for its educational opportunities. “Iloilo has been accommodating in terms of our students,” she said. “I …

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Tour guide equipment turned over in Sagay City

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January 29, 2019
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In an effort to promote a more sustainable ecosystem, tour guide equipment was recently turned over to the Suyac Island Eco-Park Tourist Attendant Association and the Molocaboc Island Reef Rangers Association. In addition, a memorandum of agreement was signed between Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III, Vice Mayor Fortunato Javelosa, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources …

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Mambukal Convention Hotel to open in April

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January 29, 2019
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Gelvolea: Turnover was supposed to happen last year   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Mambukal Convention Hotel, located within the Negros Occidental provincial government-operated Mambukal Mountain Resort in Murcia, is expected to be completed and turned over to provincial government before the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival in April. According to acting Provincial …

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City Treasurer’s Office requested to inspect market weighing scales

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January 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has requested the City Treasurer’s Office to conduct an inspection of all instruments for weights and measures at the three public markets and satellite markets. In a resolution passed last week, it also requested for weighing scales to be properly tested, calibrated, and …

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4Ps beneficiaries in Anini-y take part in ‘backyard gardening’

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January 29, 2019
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Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in Baranagay Igabarabatuan, Anini-y, Antique were recently provided training on high value crop production as a means of increasing profitability for community farming. Aside from training, through the Sustainable Livelihood Program, 4Ps beneficiaries were also provided with starter kits, along with seeds from the Department of Agriculture. Among the …

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Dinagyang Festival 2019

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January 29, 2019
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DOT-accredited tourism establishments participate in parade   Tourism-oriented and tourism-related establishments accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) participated in the Dinagyang Festive Parade last Saturday, part of the highlights of the annual Iloilo Dinagyang Festival, which closed over the weekend. “After [the] 2019 Dinagyang Festive Parade, it will never be the same again for …

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Bible Week observance underway in Bacolod City

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January 29, 2019
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The annual Bible Week observance, which takes place during the last week of January, opened yesterday and is expected to run until Friday, February 1. The Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) hosted the opening ceremony, where the Bacolod City chapter of Gideons International in the Philippines distributed Bibles to all BCGC offices. A poster-making contest …

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Mentally ill man found dead in Bacolod City

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January 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A mentally ill man was found dead by bystanders yesterday morning along Manalo Street in the Bacolod City’s Shopping area, part of Barangay 17. Police identified the victim by the alias ‘Jun-jun.’ Based on the eyewitness accounts, the victim, who was said to have been suffering from mental illness, …

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