Dengue outbreak declarations pushed for five Negros Occidental localities

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July 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After the Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) previously recommended a “state of calamity” declaration due to the rising number of dengue-related cases in the province, the office has since affirmed recommending declaring dengue outbreaks for five Negros Occidental localities. PHO head, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, identified the areas of concern …

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Vallacar chief reports Dumaguete City Bus Terminal offices were barricaded

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July 30, 2019
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Yanson: This act is illegal Roy Yanson, president of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), parent company of the Ceres bus liner, yesterday claimed officials at the Dumaguete City Bus Terminal were committing illegal acts following a visit last Sunday, where the company president reportedly found terminal offices barricaded with heavy benches blocking the entrance. “Our office …

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Vallacar chief reports Dumaguete City Bus Terminal offices were barricaded

Posted by watchmen
July 30, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Yanson: This act is illegal Roy Yanson, president of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), parent company of the Ceres bus liner, yesterday claimed officials at the Dumaguete City Bus Terminal were committing illegal acts following a visit last Sunday, where the company president reportedly found terminal offices barricaded with heavy benches blocking the entrance. “Our office …

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Iloilo City Charter Day festivities underway

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July 30, 2019
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Iloilo City’s Charter Day festivities are currently underway with sporting events kicking off as early as last week and the formal launch event taking place yesterday morning at the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand. Charter Day itself, August 25, will include a parade, public concert, “Laro ng Lahi,” and a fireworks display. Throughout August, the city …

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60-day countdown for mayors to clear roads begins

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July 30, 2019
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The 60-day countdown for mayors nationwide to clear roads of illegal structures and illegally obstructing activities began yesterday. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año announced the development in a press briefing the same day at the DILG headquarters in Quezon City. “All local officials are enjoined to exercise their powers …

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Isuzu unveils ‘PUV-X’ program at the 2019 Philippines Bus & Trucks Expo

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July 30, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) unveiled its vaunted “PUV-X” program that provides the optimum “Isuzu Advantage” for its public utility vehicle (PUV) customers at the Philippines Bus & Trucks 2019 expo held from July 24 to 26 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. IPC discussed the “PUV-X” program in detail …

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Drilon files cyber libel complaint vs former Iloilo provincial official

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July 30, 2019
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday filed a cyber libel complaint against former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada, who was already sentenced to imprisonment for libel over a previous case filed by the senator. In his complaint before Pasay City Prosecutor Elmer Cris Rillo, Drilon said that Mejorada continued to “maliciously accuse” him of corruption, …

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Brgy. Bata senior urges Duterte to reactivate PCSO operations

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July 30, 2019
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PCSO: Entitlements for eligible patients will continue despite shutdown By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Nenita Roldan, a 62-year-old low-income resident of Bacolod City’s Barangay Bata, yesterday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reactivate Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) operations as her son, 44-year-old Henry Roldan, is dependent on the agency for his dialysis treatment. The president …

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Negros Occidental board member backs PCSO suspension

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July 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Board Member Andrew Montelibano, who chairs the Committee on Games and Amusements, expressed his support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to shut down all gaming operations managed, licensed, and franchised by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). “I support the move of the president as his way of …

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