Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge feasibility study to conclude next month

Posted by watchmen
September 24, 2019
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According to the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH), the feasibility study for the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge project is expected to conclude next month with the department projecting construction to commence in 2021. “What is important is the feasibility study is completed,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar. “Once it is completed, we can proceed with …

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Alimodian hospital earns second DOH Star Award

Posted by watchmen
September 24, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Aleosan District Hospital in Alimodian, Iloilo recently earned its second Department of Health (DOH) Star Award. Recipients are judged on safety and infection control, service provision, customer and employee satisfaction, community-based projects/programs, and quality improvements. The hospital is one of 10 Level I hospitals to receive the award. Level I refers to a hospital …

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Provincial government to purchase rice through co-op

Posted by watchmen
September 24, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government, which intends to begin purchasing local palay, or rice, next month, will be transacting through the Community Multipurpose Cooperative, or Capgem. “The province cannot directly buy from the farmers,” Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson explained. “It has to be from the accredited cooperative.” The …

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‘Yanson 4’ object to mother’s disinheritance motion

Posted by watchmen
September 24, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The ‘Yanson 4’—comprised of siblings Roy, Ricardo, Jr., Emily, and Celina—recently objected to a disinheritance motion filed by their mother, Olivia Yanson. In a message, the group said they were “blindsided” by the petition, which was initially filed last April. The petition was reportedly notarized on February 13, 2019, two …

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Two minors dead after drowning in Bacolod City drainage hole

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September 24, 2019
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Guards admit to seeing kids enter the construction site By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two minors were declared dead after drowning in an under construction drainage hole, while two others were hospitalized, Sunday afternoon at Purok Star Apple in Bacolod City’s Barangay 27. Authorities identified the fatalities as 10-year-old Adrian Bagundol and six-year-old Robert Porcino. …

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Two new BPO offices planned for Bacolod City

Posted by watchmen
September 24, 2019
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P1.2B earmarked for the development By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Property developer Megaworld Corporation yesterday revealed plans to build two office towers inside the 34-hectare The Upper East township in Bacolod City. The two office towers, which will be called No. 1 Upper East Avenue and No. 5 Upper East Avenue, will offer around 17,000 …

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Iloilo City today and its future

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Iloilo City is the new meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions destination in the country, which has been bolstered from improvements by property developer, the Megaworld Corporation. The old airport property is now the biggest attraction for business and tourism. According to Megaworld Senior Assistant Vice President Harold Geronimo, the region has become a “major direction” …

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Six convicts released on ‘good conduct’ surrender to BCPO

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Ariel Pico, recently confirmed six convicts who were earlier released under RA 10592, an amendment to the Revised Penal Code referred to as the “Good Conduct Time Allowance Law,” have surrendered. According to authorities, Police Station 2 recorded three surrenders, two …

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