P50K reward offered to nab Iloilo River Esplanade vandals

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October 30, 2019
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After trees along the Iloilo River Esplanade were recently found uprooted, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas announced he is offering a P50,000 reward for anybody able to help track down those responsible. “I am willing to spend money para makahatag kita reward para madakpan kon sin o ang naga vandalize kag nagapatay sa mga tanum nga …

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All Souls’/Saints’ Day

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October 30, 2019
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Burgos Public Cemetery prepares for visitors By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Burgos Public Cemetery in Bacolod City has begun preparations for the visitors expected to flock the cemetery in observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Ricardo Repohiyo, lead caretaker for the Burgos Public Cemetery, said, as …

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Labor group joins call for SRA chief’s resignation

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October 30, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The National Congress of Unions in the Sugar Industry of the Philippines (NACUSIP), the largest organized labor federation in the sugar industry, endorsed the call for  Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) head Hermenegildo Serafica’s resignation citing failures to stand up for the sugar industry. Roland Dela Cruz. who serves as NACUSIP-Trade …

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LTFRB-Bacolod satellite office preparing for relocation

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October 30, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City satellite office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is currently planning to move from their office in Barangay Mansilingan to the old Bacolod City Hall. LTFRB-Region VI Director Richard Osmeña said they are currently talking with the city government and asking if they can …

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Ordinance seeking to provide ‘centenarian’ benefits early passes second reading

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October 30, 2019
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Baribar: Early distribution is the ‘desire of the city’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An ordinance currently before the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod seeking to allow the distribution of cash benefits for centenarians, or those who have reached the age of 100, to 80 year olds recently passed its second reading. City Councilor Archie Baribar, …

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Cadiz City mayor defends previous administration over current shortfalls

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October 30, 2019
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Escalante: Evaluating based on cash flow is a ‘narrow perspective’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to Negros Occidental provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, earlier revealing the provincial government is losing millions due to delays with major infrastructure projects, Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante, Jr. came to the defense of the administration former Governor …

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MassKara Festival 2019

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October 30, 2019
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Brgy. Estefania dominates Street and Arena Dance Competition Bacolod City’s Barangay Estefania dominated this year’s MassKara Festival Street and Arena Dance Competition with the community winning the barangay category and Estefania Elementary School taking the elementary school title. In the barangay category, Estefania was also awarded Best in Concept and Best in Choreography; while Estefania …

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Provincial Health Summit held in Guimaras

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October 30, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Guimaras Provincial Health Summit, which took place last week at the Raymen Beach Resort in Nueva Valencia, sought to prepare the island-province for the anticipated rollout of the Universal Health Care Law, which was ratified by President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this year. Guimaras is one of 33 pilot provinces for implementation of the new …

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Sugar Industry Foundation holding writing competition

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October 30, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

In observance of their 50th year of service, the Sugar Industry Foundation, Inc. (SIFI) is holding a story-writing competition, which is open to all past and current SIFI beneficiaries. The story must be written in English, constructed in essay form, from a first person perspective, and a maximum 2,500 words. It can be about a …

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2019 Copa Paulino Alcántara

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October 30, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Ceres FC meets the PHL U-22 team today By Adrian Stewart Co Ceres-Negros FC will be looking to top Group A when they face the Philippines men’s U-22 national football team this afternoon in the Copa Paulino Alcántara at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. The three-time Philippines Football …

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