Progressive groups hit Duterte ahead of State of the Nation Address

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July 20, 2019
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Bayan-Negros refers to the president’s foreign policy as ‘traitorous’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Various progressive groups, led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Negros (Bayan-Negros), recently criticized President Rodrigo Duterte ahead of his 2019 State of the Nation Address, which is scheduled for Monday. Bayan-Negros Secretary-General Michael dela Concepcion said, while Duterte will present his accomplishments, he …

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Lacson to address National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week event

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July 20, 2019
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is expected to speak at a National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week event on Tuesday, July 23, at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City. According to Provincial Social Welfare Officer Elena Serenias, around 300 members of the local disabled community will be in attendance, alongside Vice Governor Jeffrey …

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Ceneco warns of more potential weather-related power interruptions

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July 20, 2019
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With power outages plaguing Bacolod City earlier this week, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) offered a warning to consumers that, amid the ongoing rainy season, more weather-related outages may occur. They explained fluctuating temperatures may impact connections, along with pointing to climate change as a cause. “The expansion/contraction of wires due to hot …

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Restraining order filed against ousted Vallacar president

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July 20, 2019
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Former president claims successor is ‘playing the victim’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Board of Directors of Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI), parent company of the Ceres bus liner, recently filed a temporary restraining order against Leo Rey Yanson, who was earlier ousted as company president and was replaced by his older brother, Roy Yanson. …

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NOPPO condemns murder of four Negros Oriental police officers

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July 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) yesterday condemned the killing of four police officers in a brutal attack perpetrated by New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents last Thursday in Ayungon, Negros Oriental. NOPPO director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, called the actions “barbaric and inhumane.” The four slain cops, identified as …

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Local NGO contributes to the ‘Drown-Free Philippines’ advocacy

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July 20, 2019
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By Emmanuel Canto The Philippine Life Saving Society, a non-governmental organization and non-profit that seeks to make communities “drown-proof,” recently wrapped its special swim and survive training where 22 graduates, from all walks of life, finished the course with flying colors. The five-day comprehensive training, led by Henry Aguillon, and included lessons in water rescue, …

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EDC plants 300 trees in observance of Philippine Environment Month

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July 20, 2019
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The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) recently publicized their activities in observance of this year’s Philippine Environment Month, which is celebrated every June. Among their deeds this year included a tree planting by employees and volunteers of the corporation Southern Negros Geothermal Project. The tree planting, which took place at the project’s Ticala administrative complex in …

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Bacolod City councilor seeks to upgrade CCTV technology

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July 20, 2019
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following recommendations by Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Colonel Henry Biñas, calling for strict implementation of the city’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera ordinances, which were passed in 2012, City Councilor Al Espino, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Police, said he will propose an amendment to …

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P81M paid out for dengue-related claims in the Western Visayas –PhilHealth

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July 20, 2019
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Negros Occidental makes up 40% of the total cases in the region The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) recently revealed P81 million has been paid out for dengue-related claims in the Western Visayas. The amount is a 223 percent increase from payments made during the same period last year. The government healthcare provider said Negros …

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DOT-6 celebrates expanding domestic routes to Clark

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July 20, 2019
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After a flight route between Bacolod-Silay Airport and Clark International Airport was announced in December 2017, Cebu Pacific Air earlier revealed they would be offering flights between Clark and both the Bacolod-Silay Airport and Iloilo International Airport starting next month. The development was received with optimism by the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6). “The new …

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