Coast Guard begins monitoring Negros Occidental ports

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December 14, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Negros Occidental has begun monitoring various ports across the province days before the official start of the holiday season, which kicks off on Sunday. Newly-appointed PCG-Negros Occidental chief, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin, said, under the directive of PCG commander, Admiral Joel Garcia, they have …

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Two injured after sugarcane truck tips over in La Castellana

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December 14, 2019
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Two people were slightly injured yesterday morning after a truck loaded with sugarcane tipped over in La Castellana’s Barangay Mansalanao. Based on information provided by La Castellana municipal police, the truck was traveling downhill when the driver lost control on a curve and flipped on its side. The driver and his assistant managed to escape …

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Two earthquakes strike Negros Occidental

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December 14, 2019
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Negros Occidental was struck by two 2.0-magnitude earthquakes yesterday with the first detected north of Sipalay City around 6:06 a.m, while the second came about just before 4:00 p.m. with an epicenter near Candoni. Subsequent Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletins reported no damages as a result of the seismic activity nor were there …

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Seven Bacolod City establishments shuttered for lacking permits

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December 14, 2019
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The Bacolod City Legal Office has reportedly shuttered seven establishments in the city for lacking the necessary permits to operate. Based on information obtained by Watchmen Daily Journal, the establishments were identified as the Royal Amrei Hotel, Luisa Pension, Olimba Pension House, Green Ocean Penzione, and Green Tree Gelato Cafe. Two other establishments were also …

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Groundbreaking held for PWU campus in Silay City

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December 14, 2019
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday for the new Philippine Women’s University (PWU) campus in Silay City’s Barangay E. Lopez. The school will formally be known as the Pablo Jison Campus in recognition of the late Pablo Jison, whose family donated the land for the school. The ceremony was led by PWU President Marco Alfredo …

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Allowance hikes pushed for barangay health workers

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December 14, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Councilor Cindy Rojas, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Committee on Health, is pushing for a P500 increase for barangay health worker allowances, upping them from P4,000 a month to P4,500. Earlier this week, the SP approved on its second reading an ordinance authored by Rojas seeking the …

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Virtual Pag-IBIG launched to provide

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December 14, 2019
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online service 24/7 Officials of Pag-IBIG Fund launched on Thursday, December 12, the Virtual Pag-IBIG, an online portal of the agency’s services making its services available to members anytime, anywhere. “The Virtual Pag-IBIG has been a long-term project of the Fund. Before launching, we made sure that support systems have been prepared and that the …

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Food poisoning downs 49 in Bago City By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

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December 14, 2019
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At least 49 Ma-ao Elementary School students, along with their parents, were hospitalized after falling ill earlier this week in what authorities believe may be a case of food poisoning. Based on information provided by the Bago City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, the victims were attending a Christmas party and ate spaghetti that was …

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Iloilo City gov’t exceeds revenue target

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December 14, 2019
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Iloilo City Hall exceeded its revenue collection target for the whole year as early as November. “In terms of collection as of November 30, 2019, the City Government already surpassed its Calendar Year 2019 P1.31-billion target from local sources by P208-million with actual collection performance of P1.52-billion,” said City Treasurer Jinny C. Hermano. During Mayor …

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