Negros Occidental prov’l consultant to present economic perspective

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July 29, 2019
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Benitez highlights potential bond market for the Visayas By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental consultant for investment and economic enterprise Alfredo Benitez said he will be presenting an economic perspective of the province before the Provincial Board. The former congressman said the presentation will “jumpstart” his work as a consultant to Governor Eugenio Jose …

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Vallacar chief condemns SWAT team for alleged intimidation, harassment

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July 29, 2019
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Yanson calls on PNP Director-General to investigate the matter Roy Yanson, president of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), parent company of the Ceres bus liner, recently released a statement condemning the Police Regional Office-7 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for their alleged role in last week’s attempted takeover of the Dumaguete City Bus Terminal. According …

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TUCP asks Duterte to consider workers affected by crackdown on PCSO games

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July 29, 2019
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Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to consider the thousands of workers who would be displaced following his order to stop all gaming schemes of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). TUCP said that while it “respects” Duterte’s decision to suspend PCSO’s operations due to “massive corruption,” they …

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Benitez says former news anchor would make a capable provincial board member

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July 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Former Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez believes former ABS-CBN Bacolod news anchor Ryan Gamboa, who currently serves as a Silay City councilor, would make a “capable” provincial board member. The city councilor is a presumptive candidate for Negros Occidental Philippine Councilors’ League president and faces Sagay City Councilor …

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Bacolod City to intensify crackdown on ‘hot meat’

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July 29, 2019
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The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) recently passed a resolution calling for an intensified crackdown on “hot meat,” which refers to meat that was illegally slaughtered. The policy, authored by City Councilor Carl Lopez, tasks the City Veterinary Office, AVM Bernardo Slaughterhouse, and Task Force Botagoy, which handles matters pertaining to unauthorized slaughterhouse operations, to …

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Former Vallacar president’s restraining order request denied

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July 29, 2019
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Yanson matriarch foils son’s attempt to take North Terminal By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After the Bacolod City Regional Trial Court-Branch 53 earlier denied the request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) by Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI) President Roy Yanson against his brother, former VTI President Leo Rey Yanson, the latter also had an urgent …

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Organic farming symposium held in Bacolod City

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July 29, 2019
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The Negros Occidental provincial government and the Negros Island Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Foundation, Inc. (NISARD) held a symposium on organic farming last week at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City. In his address to the event, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson emphasized the importance of developing an organic agriculture industry as a …

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Arroyo files bill to expand entitlement for sugar farmers

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July 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Marilou Arroyo recently filed HB 2272, which seeks to amend RA 6982, or the Social Amelioration Law. Currently, the law covers entitlements pertaining to death, various socio-economic projects, and maternity benefits. If passed into law, the bill would be expanded to fund health, medical, and …

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Governor surprised by Duterte suspending PCSO operations

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July 29, 2019
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Lacson: PCSO donates funds to the impoverished By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga During a recent interview, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson expressed surprise in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to suspend all gaming activities conducted by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). In a video message shared on social media, citing alleged “massive …

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