Resolution seeks congressional inquiry into Baciwa

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June 28, 2019
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A resolution was recently introduced before the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod calling for a congressional inquiry into the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) including matters pertaining to insufficient supply and failure to provide clean water. The resolution, penned by Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., noted Baciwa’s water coverage remains below 60 percent, pointing out, …

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Bago City mayor cheers local rice development program

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June 28, 2019
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Next term to focus on improving healthcare, education Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo recently delivered his State of the City Address before the Sangguniang Panlungsod, where he lauded the city’s rice development program. According to the mayor, the program has increased the city’s annual yield from 3.92 metric tons (MT) in 2016 to 4.43 MT …

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Bacolod City plastic bag regulations touted in speech

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June 28, 2019
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Plastic bags still heavily utilized across the city During her recent privilege speech, outgoing Bacolod City Councilor Em Ang discussed her tenure on the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), touting the “Plastic Bag Regulation Ordinance,” which she authored in 2011, wherein business establishments were not allowed to “utilize, sell, or provide plastic bags.” “The plastic bag regulation …

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Iloilo City leptospirosis cases drop by 71%

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June 28, 2019
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CHO advises against wading in flood waters Based on data gathered by the Iloilo City Health Office (CHO) between January and June of this year, the number of leptospirosis cases has dropped dramatically from the same period last year. In 2019, there were a total of five cases and one death recorded, down from the …

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Marañon trumpets achievements before leaving office

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June 28, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Outgoing Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. yesterday delivered his State of the Province report before provincial government employees, department heads, and local officials at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center, where he touted his achievements over the past nine years. The governor discussed his Negros First Development Agenda, which …

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Environmentalist group commends Lacson for upholding ‘coal-free’ order

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June 28, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A local environmentalist group expressed their gratitude to Negros Occidental Governor-elect Eugenio Lacson after the latter earlier affirmed he would not repeal the executive order signed by outgoing Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. declaring the province “coal-free.” According to Coleen Awit of the Youth for Climate Hope and Coal-Free Negros, the …

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Congressman to focus on Kabankalan Airport opening

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June 28, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Incoming Negros Occidental sixth district Rep. Genaro Alvarez, Jr. said, upon assuming the post, he will be focused on opening the Kabankalan Airport. After previously serving as congressman from 1995 to 2004, along with one term from 2007 to 2010, he returns to the seat after succeeding his daughter Mercedes …

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‘Agripreneurial Expo’ underway in Bacolod City

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June 28, 2019
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The Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental II is currently conducting their Agrarian Agripreneurial Expo at the Ayala Capitol Central Mall in Bacolod City. The event is part of the celebration for the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program’s 31st anniversary. The event aims to showcase products from Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations. According to Provincial Agrarian Reform Program …

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New PRO-6 director takes post

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June 28, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine National Police (PNP) has named a replacement for outgoing Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Brigadier General John Bulalacao. PRO-6 spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Joem Malong, announced Bulalacao will be replaced by Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, who officially took over from his post in a ceremony yesterday. …

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