DILG: Clearing operations to continue beyond deadline

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September 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Department of the Interior and Local Government-Region VI (DILG-6) director Ariel Iglesia said road-clearing operations will continue beyond the initial deadline. In a radio interview over the weekend, Iglesia said road-clearing is a constant responsibility for all local officials, including those on the town, city, and barangay levels. However, after …

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MassKara Festival 2019

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September 30, 2019
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Art installation to be unveiled on Sunday According to Silver MassKara Festival Organization festival director Eli Tajanlangit, a MassKara Festival 2019 art installation by RJ Lacson is set to be unveiled on Sunday, October 6, at the Bacolod City Government Center fountain area. “It’s an anniversary-themed tableau presented as a zeitgeist of the moment in …

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Local animal welfare group celebrates anniversary

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September 30, 2019
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Bacolod Animal Welfare Awareness Week begins today Bacolod Community Animal Rescue Efforts Inc. (CARE) begins its anniversary celebration today with Bacolod Animal Welfare Awareness Week (BAWAW) at the Ayala Capitol Central Mall activity center. The event, which seeks to highlight a “love of all God’s creation and halt cruelty to animals,” is set to run …

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Transport groups call franchise suspension warnings a ‘scare tactic’

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September 30, 2019
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LTFRB-6: Operators ready to replace those who are suspended Transport groups participating in today’s transport strike dismissed warnings made by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) pertaining to the possible suspension or cancelation of franchise permits for those who participate. Sentrong Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Negros Secretary-General Jessie Ortega characterized the statement …

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Father, son die in Bago City fire

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September 30, 2019
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A father and his son were killed following a fire last Friday afternoon in Bago City’s Barangay Bacong. Authorities identified the fatalities as 24-year-old Rolyn Alapar and his four-year-old son, who they requested not be named. Bago City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) arson investigator, Fire Officer 3 Rudy Geroche, said, based on their investigation, …

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Meeting held on Bacolod-Victorias Coastal Road

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September 30, 2019
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Negros Occidental third district Rep. Francisco Benitez recently met with representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), among others, regarding an alignment of the 41.4-kilometer Bacolod-Victorias Coastal Road project. According to Engr. Albert Cañete of Urban Engineers, a partner firm of the DPWH-Bureau of Design, project implementation is set for mid-2020. The …

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P450K worth of drugs confiscated in Bacolod City

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September 30, 2019
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Around P450,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized over the weekend following a buy-bust operation in Bacolod City’s Barangay 12. Police identified the arrested suspect as John Paul Cordova, a resident of Purok Masinadyahon in the said barangay. Police Station 3 (PS3) commander, Police Major Ruel Culanag, said they arrested Cordova after he sold one …

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Yanson 4’ claim their children are being drawn into feud

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September 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Roy, Ricardo, Jr., and Emily Yanson, along with Celina Yanson-Lopez—often referred to as the ‘Yanson 4’—claimed their children are being deliberately drawn into the family’s intra-corporate feud. Based on a statement published over the weekend, they claimed several complaints have been filed before the Bacolod City Office of the City …

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Fishing boat rammed off Bacolod City coast

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September 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A fisherman was injured after a roll-on/roll-off vessel rammed his fishing boat last Thursday evening off the coast Bacolod City. Authorities identified the victim as Nonito Carlos, a resident of Pontevedra town’s Barangay Miranda. Based on a statement Carlos provided to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bacolod City, he …

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NLEX beats Blackwater

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September 30, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co   The NLEX Road Warriors scored a 115-109 victory over the Blackwater Elite in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup last night at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna. Oluseyi Ashaoulu tallied a double-double with 31 points and 10 rebounds for NLEX; while Ilonggo point guard Kiefer Ravena added 25 points, …

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