Bacolod City to purchase flood control equipment

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October 25, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City government plans to purchase various equipment for the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) flood control program. Executive Assistant Jomarie Vargas, who serves as CDRRMO cluster head, said bidding will be conducted by the first quarter of next year after the Sangguniang Panlungsod passes an …

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Planters’ group pushes for ‘all out’ domestic sugar

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October 25, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A certification recently issued by Negros Del Norte Planters Association, Inc. Secretary Manuel Frederick Ko, who also serves on the Negros Occidental Provincial Board, announced the recent passage of a resolution declaring full support for Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri’s call for the Department of Agriculture and the Sugar Regulatory Administration …

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Western Visayas residents urged to get vaccinated against polio

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October 25, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) urged local residents to get vaccinated against polio. DOH-6 medical officer, Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, said there is no other way to protect one’s self from the virus except getting inoculated. The DOH-6 official said local residents should visit their nearest local health center …

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Provincial government losing money over delayed infrastructure

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October 25, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, recently revealed the provincial government is losing millions due to delays with major infrastructure projects. He cited the delayed completion of Negros Food Terminal along the North Capitol road and the multi-purpose building that is being built next to the National Bureau of …

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SSS ‘fixer’ scheme suspect cleared

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October 25, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The individual accused of involvement with a “fixer” scam within the Social Security System (SSS) in Bacolod City has been cleared. In an exclusive interview with Watchmen Daily Journal yesterday morning, a woman who has requested to be identified only as ‘Rose’ claimed the accused, a certain ‘Melende,’ is not …

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Tour guide training underway in Iloilo City

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October 25, 2019
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Three Iloilo City tour guides are currently taking part in a four-month training with the Association of Iloilo DOT-Accredited Travel and Tour Operators, which will run until January. “This will not only benefit the participants but as well as promote the rich culture and heritage of our beloved city to tourists,” explained special assistant to …

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Pag-IBIG Fund gets nod from labor, employer groups to raise decades-old savings rate

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October 24, 2019
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After several months of public consultation, Pag-IBIG Fund has secured the support of labor and employer groups to raise the three decades-old P100 monthly savings rate of its members, top executives said recently. “The low interest rates of our home loans make homeownership within reach of our members, so much so that the availment of …

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DPWH conducting improvements along Araneta Street

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October 24, 2019
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Congressman says traffic islands enhance safety By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently conducting construction along Araneta Street from Barangays Tangub to Sum-ag. Bacolod City District Engineering Office head, Engr. Abraham Villareal, said the P84-million project will span approximately 2.579 kilometers. The project includes an asphalt overlay; …

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Regional police director lists accomplishments

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October 24, 2019
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Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, recently presented his accomplishments since taking the post last June. In a press conference yesterday at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City, Pamuspusan said from June 27 to October 21, PRO-6 initiated 639 anti-drug operations across the Western Visayas, resulting in 965 arrests. He noted, …

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Lacson reveals achievements from his first ‘100 days’

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October 24, 2019
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday revealed the achievements from his first ‘100 days’ as governor and discussed his “Abanse Negrense” platform. The governor previously introduced the initiative during his swearing-in ceremony earlier this year “I call on our people to join me and our provincial officials as we pursue a vision our shared …

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