Santa Barbara water treatment plant upgrade underway

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February 27, 2019
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Intermittent low water pressure expected through March 31   The Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation (MIB) began upgrading their Santa Barbara water treatment plant, which is expected to increase the water supply from 37 million liters per day to 50. The upgrade requires a shutdown of pumps, which serves as the main raw supply …

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79IB: Negrenses are aware of NPA lies, deception

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February 27, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   After over 100 supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) withdrew support from the rebels, the commander of the Philippine Army 79th Infantry Battalion (79IB) recently said Negrenses have awakened from the lies and deception of the terrorist rebels. Lt. Colonel Emelito Thaddeus Logan encouraged …

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Kabankalan City barangay declares NPA ‘persona non grata’

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February 27, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Following a meeting over the weekend facilitated by the Philippine Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion, Kabankalan City’s Barangay Carol-an is expected to pass a barangay resolution declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) and its political wing, the National Democratic Front (NDF), “persona non grata.” “This is …

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Farmers’ group targets Cojuangco landholdings

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February 27, 2019
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A local farmers’ organization is calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to conduct “a real EDSA” and formally turn over 5,000 hectares of Negros Occidental property currently owned by Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. (ECJ). In a press release, they noted certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) have already been issued but the said land has yet to …

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Aklan PSA: Incidence of death drops by 2% last year

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February 27, 2019
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Lezo records 25% increase   According to data from the Aklan Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), incidence of deaths dropped by two percent in the province last year, with a total of 3,981 deaths recorded in 2018, down from the 4,056 in the prior year. While the capital city Kalibo reported the most deaths at 1,786, …

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New NOHS buildings to host senior high school classes

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February 27, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Several new Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) buildings will host classes for incoming senior high school students beginning this coming school year, which is expected to begin in June. NOHS Principal Mario Amaca said the new buildings are part of RA 10533, or an act enhancing the Philippine basic …

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Vice gubernatorial candidate opposes sugar liberalization

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February 27, 2019
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Ferrer calls it a matter of ‘saving’ the industry   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Former Negros Occidental fourth district Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer, who is currently running unopposed for Negros Occidental vice governor, yesterday expressed his opposition to the proposed deregulation on sugar importation. “I am against it,” he affirmed. “I have been asking …

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CBCP responds to Duterte: The church is forever

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February 27, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   After President Rodrigo Duterte claimed the Catholic Church would be gone in 25 years, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) yesterday responded by saying the church has endured everyone and everything. In a statement by Diocese of Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on …

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Student injured while crossing street in front of NOHS

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February 27, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A high school student was injured yesterday morning after being swiped by a truck along Araneta Street in front of Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) in Bacolod City. Police identified the victim as 14-year-old Angelo Molisan, an NOHS student and resident of the said city. Police Station 1 traffic …

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Human milk bank equipment turned over to Silay City hospital

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February 27, 2019
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A deed of donation was signed yesterday between Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and Rotary International District 3850, which turned over human milk bank equipment to the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City. A human milk bank is used to collect, screen, process, store, and distribute donated human milk. The donated equipment …

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