Day calling for an end to violence against women observed on Monday

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November 23, 2019
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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed every November 25. According to the United Nations, violence against women and girls continues to be one of the most widespread human rights violations in our world today. UN data notes, one-in-three women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, …

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Pag-IBIG sets record anew, releases nearly P40B in cash loans in Jan-Sept 2019

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November 23, 2019
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Pag-IBIG Fund has disbursed P39.87 billion cash loans in the last nine months breaking its record on highest cash loan disbursement in any January to September period. The amount released benefited 1,900,019 Pag-IBIG Fund members. “Following the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to provide Filipinos with affordable loans, we’re exerting all efforts to assist …

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SMX Bacolod celebrates five years

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November 23, 2019
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The SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod celebrates its fifth year in operation this month. To commemorate the occasion, the event hall plans to highlight various features of the facility. The convention center is touted for its convenience, ease of access, ample parking, and competent event staff. Since its opening, the facility has hosted …

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Nine long weekends in 2020

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November 23, 2019
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Following the recent signing of President Proclamation No. 845, which formally declared special and regular holidays in 2020, the Philippine Information Agency, through a social media post, pointed out there will be nine long weekends next year. Notably, the Araw ng Kagitingan and the Holy Week observances of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday offer a …

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Negros First facility to relocate after protests

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November 23, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The proposed construction of the P135-million Negros First Global Institute of Technology in Rafael B. Lacson Memorial High School’s oval was junked after protests in its groundbreaking activity earlier this year. The student protesters claim that the project would tarnish the oval which is used as training ground for …

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Teen sexually assaulted in Bacolod City By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

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November 23, 2019
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A 19-year-old male student was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old female in a subdivision in Bacolod City. Police have requested anonymity for both the suspect and the victim. Bacolod City Police Office-Women and Children’s Protection Desk chief, Police Lieutenant Arlene Torendon, said both the suspect and the victim were drinking …

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Local restaurant shuts down for allegedly serving alcohol to minors

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November 23, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Legal Office (CLO) has reportedly closed down a restaurant located along the city’s 17th Lacson Street after it was discovered that they were allegedly serving alcoholic beverages to minors. Based on information provided by officials from the CLO, they ceased Akasya Grill’s operation after they received …

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10th Maguindanao Massacre anniversary commemorated in Bacolod City

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November 23, 2019
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Members of the Negros Press Club and National Union of Journalists in the Philippines recently commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre, where 58 individuals, including the 32 journalists, were killed in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. “Until now, no conviction has been handed down against the mastermind of the brutal attack, the powerful Ampatuan clan,” the …

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Man stabbed to death in Sipalay City

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November 23, 2019
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A 58-year old man died after he was stabbed and hacked inside his residence at Strangers Paradise Village in Sipalay City’s Barangay San Jose around 6:00 p.m. of November 21. Police identified the fatality as LitoBawa-an. Sipalay City Police Station arrested the suspects 24-year old Jay-r Bacorna and 47-year old BonifacioTabanao, both fromSipalay City. Initial …

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Rebisco Volleyball League

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November 23, 2019
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Tay Tung begins national finals campaign this weekend By Adrian Stewart Co Bacolod Tay Tung High School will be representing the Western Visayas in the 2019 Rebisco Volleyball League national finals, which begins this weekend at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. “We are here to gain experience to prepare us for regional tournaments …

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