FOPM, Globe, to accelerate digitally-powered Megaworld properties

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November 29, 2019
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First Oceanic Property Management Inc. (FOPM), the property management arm of Megaworld Corporation, and Globe Telecom enter into a strategic partnership that aims to revolutionize the property management industry through the integration of digital technology, design innovation, and connectivity into FOPM managed Megaworld developments. “In this fast-changing digital world, we see the importance of aligning …

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Typhoon ‘Kammuri’

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November 29, 2019
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Negros Occidental on ‘Blue Alert’ status   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued an order to all disaster risk reduction management offices (DRRMO) in the province to go on “Blue Alert” status today due to the threat of a typhoon outside the country. Based on the order signed …

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Pag-IBIG Fund to raise decades-old savings rate in 2021

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November 29, 2019
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After months of public consultations and getting the support of both labor and employer groups, Pag-IBIG Fund will soon raise the three decades-old P100 monthly savings rate of its members. On November 6, the agency’s 11-member Board of Trustees approved the increase of the Pag-IBIG Fund members’ mandatory monthly savings from the current P100 to …

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City Library holds storytelling contest

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November 29, 2019
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The Bacolod City Public Library conducted a storytelling contest for students of various public high schools in this city last Tuesday, November 26. The contest was part of the celebration of the 85th National Book Week, with the theme, “Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected.” It was also part of the 29th Library and Information Services Month and National Children’s …

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Vice governor: No ‘pork’ in 2020 P4.3B budget

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November 29, 2019
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Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer denied there is “pork barrel” inserted in the recently approved P4.3 billion budget for 2020. Ferrer said the members of the provincial board including him “did not insert any budget for projects for their projects.” “It only happens in Congress. Here in the province, we only have a small …

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City Hall execs attend seminar on integrity assessment

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November 29, 2019
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The department and office heads of the Bacolod City government attended a seminar on Integrity Circle Orientation and Assessment held at the Government Center last November 27. At the end of the seminar, they submitted their Integrity Self-Assessment Tool (ISAT) for Local Government Units (LGUs). Mayor Evelio Leonardia also joined the seminar and submitted his …

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Minor killed by aunt in Pontevedra

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November 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A five-year-old minor was found dead yesterday morning after she was reportedly killed by her own aunt in the town of Pontevedra in Negros Occidental. Police has requested anonimity of the victim and her 24-year-old aunt, who is believed to be suffering from a mental illness. Based on an …

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Sixth fatality in pension house fire identified

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November 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The sixth fatality in the Java Pension House fire in Bacolod City last Tuesday has finally been identified as Arniel Bajenting, a hardware company salesman and a resident of Cebu, confirmed by spouse yesterday. The victim’s wife, Evelyn said her husband went to Bacolod City for business and normally …

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SP approves resolution ratifying contract extension with IPM

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November 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod  (SP) passed a resolution confirming and ratifying the extension of the Contract of Services between the city and IPM Construction and Development Corporation (IPM-CDC) for the management and operation of the sanitary landfill facility in Barangay Felisa. The extension period is from December …

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