Metro Department Store inaugurated in Bacolod City

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April 6, 2019
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By Robert Sumugat   The Metro Department Store at the Ayala Capitol Central Mall in Bacolod City was inaugurated yesterday. The department store is the company’s 54th establishment. Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. COO and President Manuel Luis Alberto addressed those gathered and said the store “enhances and provides positive impact to the local economy …

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Jail guard ambushed outside Bredco Port

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April 6, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A jail guard was wounded yesterday afternoon after he was ambushed by riding-in-tandem suspects outside Bacolod City’s Bredco Port. Police identified the victim as Jail Officer 1 Jayvee Jason Vargas, who is assigned as a jail guard at the Metro Bacolod District Jail in the city’s Barangay Handumanan. Based …

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Two earthquakes recorded in Negros Oriental

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April 6, 2019
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Two early morning earthquakes were recorded in Negros Oriental yesterday. Around 2:43 a.m. a 2.6-magnitude quake struck west of Valencia and, just under a half hour later, Basay was shook by a 2.3-magnitude earthquake are 3:11 a.m. According to subsequent Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletins, no damages were reported nor were there aftershocks …

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Holy Week 2019

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April 6, 2019
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BCPO advises public to secure homes before leaving for vacation   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Ahead of the Holy Week observance, which begins on Palm Sunday, April 14, and ends on Easter Sunday, April 21, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday advised the public to secure their homes before leaving for vacation. …

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Workers’ group investigates Negros Oriental killings

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April 6, 2019
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CHR-7 identifies ‘common patterns’ with deaths   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) has begun, what they are calling, a national fact-finding and solidarity mission into the killing of 14 individuals following police operations in Negros Oriental. UMA chairperson Antonio Flores said their investigation aims to document …

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2019 Midterm Elections

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April 6, 2019
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Philippine Red Cross advises candidates not to distribute relief goods   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The local Philippine Red Cross (PRC) recently advised local candidates to not distribute relief goods during the ongoing campaign period. In a letter signed by PRC-Negros Occidental Chapter Administrator Rita Benita Mirasol, under the Omnibus Election Code Article …

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Santa Barbara hosts first Baye-Baye Festival

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April 6, 2019
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The first Baye-Baye Festival took place last month in Santa Barbara, Iloilo, which promoted the local delicacy made from rice, coconut, and sugar. According to the Department of Tourism-Region VI, which recently released a press statement indicating their support for the event, the town’s Barangay Cabugao Sur has been the country’s “top Baye-Baye makers for …

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