‘Seal-off operations’ underway between Negros provinces

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July 31, 2019
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In an attempt to avoid spill-over of violence from Negros Oriental, the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) is conducting “seal-off operations” between the two provinces. According to NOPPO director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, operations include setting up checkpoints and border controls, along with blocking forces. Baleros identified the …

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Leonardia to meet with barangay captains to discuss road clearing

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July 31, 2019
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The Bacolod City government announced Mayor Evelio Leonardia will be meeting with local barangay captains tomorrow at the Bacolod City Government Center. The gathering comes after President Rodrigo Duterte, in last week’s State of the Nation Address, called on “all concerned local officials” to “undertake immediate action to ensure the speedy and smooth flow of …

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Yanson matriarch calls for decency amid ongoing Vallacar situation

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July 31, 2019
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Company president says mother, brother are harming operations By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following recent events that transpired at the Dumaguete City Bus Terminal, Olivia Yanson, matriarch of the Yanson clan that runs Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), parent company of the Ceres bus liner, issued a written statement yesterday telling her four children Roy, Emily, …

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Suspension of school uniform policy endorsed amid dengue calamity

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July 31, 2019
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With a “state of calamity” declared in Iloilo City regarding the rising number of dengue-related cases, the Sangguniang Panglungsod passed a resolution calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to suspend the requirement for students to wear school uniforms in an effort to provide protection from the virus. According …

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SSS opens office in New York

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July 31, 2019
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The state-run Social Security System (SSS) officially opened recently its foreign representative office in New York City which is in line with its commitment to ensure the social security rights of Filipinos working abroad. The SSS New York office is located in The Philippine Center at 556 Fifth Avenue which also housed the Philippine Consulate …

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Megaworld to expand mall footprint in the provinces

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July 31, 2019
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Property giant earmarks P10B for eight malls, commercial centers covering around 200,000 square meters in retail spaces   Property giant Megaworld is expanding its Megaworld Lifestyle Malls footprint outside of Metro Manila, with the opening of eight new malls and commercial centers in key regional centers across the country in the next three years. The …

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Filipinos dependent on PCSO medical aid can turn to Pagcor, DSWD – Panelo

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July 31, 2019
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Malacañang has a solution to hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who depend on Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) subsidies for medical care: write to other government agencies. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo gave the suggestion in a news briefing yesterday following public concern over the impact of President Rodrigo Duterte’s closure order on PCSO game outlets …

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Over 100 NOLITC graduates recognized in Bacolod City

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July 31, 2019
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The Negros Occidental Language Information Technology Center (NOLITC) graduated 111 students in a culmination ceremony earlier this week in Bacolod City. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson was present for the event and congratulated the graduates. “Now is the time that you do your part,” he said. “Do well and study in your chosen field.” …

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UNO-R Law School honors six new lawyers

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July 31, 2019
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The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) recently held a testimonial dinner for six alumni who recently passed the bar exam. The six were each awarded a plaque of recognition signed by the university officials. UNO-R external affairs director, Dr. Carlos Eduardo Legaspi, Jr., read a message from UNO-R president, Fray Don H. Besana, where he …

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Negros Occidental planning ‘road shows’ to attract investment

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July 31, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental consultant for investment and economic enterprise Alfredo Benitez yesterday revealed the provincial government plans to launch a campaign to attract more investment. The former congressman likened the scheme to road shows. “We will not wait for investors to come to our doorsteps and be passive,” he stated. “We …

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