IPC dares firms to innovate business models with Chrome Enterprise

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June 29, 2019
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Local data center and cloud services provider IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.), the country’s longest-running Google Cloud Partner, challenges traditional business models in the Philippines with its offering of Chrome Enterprise, a comprehensive end-to-end business solutions suite that allows enterprises to work safely in the cloud. This is in line with a recent study …

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Anti-coal rally planned for Lacson inauguration

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June 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga While Eugenio Jose Lacson is being inaugurated as the next governor of Negros Occidental today, a thousand people are expected to gather at the Capitol Park and Lagoon to host a “silent rally” opposing coal. According to organizer Junjun Mojica, they have called on several groups to join, along with …

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Labor group denounces Duterte ‘giving opportunity’ to the Chinese

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June 29, 2019
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Sancho: Any friendship with China is negated By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Local labor group, the General Alliance of Workers Association, recently condemned statements made by President Rodrigo Duterte with regard to permitting Chinese fishermen to continue fishing in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ). GAWA Secretary-General Wennie Sancho said Duterte’s statement provides an opportunity …

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PCG advises travelers to monitor weather

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June 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bacolod City recently advised sea travelers to monitor the weather amid ongoing heavy rains throughout the province due to the presence of a low pressure area (LPA). PCG-Bacolod station commander, Lt. Senior Grade Rockcliff Buling, said, if the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services …

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Visayan bloc to decide on choice for speaker

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June 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Abang Lingkod partylist Rep. Stephen Paduano yesterday revealed the House of Representatives Visayan bloc will soon decide on who to support for house speaker, identifying Marinduque lone district Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco and Leyte first district Rep. Martin Romualdez as their primary choices. In the next congress, Velasco will …

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Senator heaps praise on Treñas

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June 29, 2019
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Drilon: We commit our support Senator Franklin Drilon recently heaped praise on incoming Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, proclaiming: “Lead the way, Mr. Mayor, and we will follow.” The senator reiterated themes of “following” and being behind the new administration throughout his statement. During the incoming mayor’s oath-taking ceremony yesterday at the Iloilo Convention …

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Local group walks to end child labor

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June 29, 2019
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Kongreso Ng Mga Empleyado ng Pilipinas Inc. (Empleyado), a local child labor prevention organization, participated in yesterday’s “Walk for a Cause-Para sa Batang Manggagawa” in Bacolod City, an event of the Department Labor and Employment (DOLE) that seeks to end the practice of child labor. The event culminated with a commitment signing at the Onyok …

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Lacson names more provincial officials

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June 29, 2019
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Benitez given consultant post By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After earlier naming Atty. Rayfrando Diaz as his provincial administrator, Negros Occidental Governor-elect Eugenio Jose Lacson revealed more individuals who will be serving within his administration. Atty. Alberto Nillas, Jr. was named as provincial legal officer, while Dr. Jonathan Lobaton will serve as chief of staff. …

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Region hit by two minor earthquakes yesterday morning

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June 29, 2019
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Two minor 1.7-magnitude earthquakes were detected yesterday morning in the Western Visayas. Nueva Valencia, Guimaras was struck just after 1:45 a.m.; while, less than 25 minutes later, another tremor was recorded at 2:09 a.m. in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental. Subsequent Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletins reported no damages nor were there aftershocks …

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CHMSC recognized as a state university

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June 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed legislation recognizing Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) as a state university. In a statement by CHMSC Director for External Affairs Rhoderick Samonte, he acknowledged Bacolod lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya and outgoing Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez, who co-authored the bill. He …

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