Typhoon Tisoy

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December 2, 2019
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Bacolod City placed on ‘Blue Alert’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga As Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) approached the southern portion of Luzon over the weekend, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia placed the city on “Blue Alert” status, which signals the second stage of a warning, wherein emergency preparations begin and rescue personnel are ordered to check-in …

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Bacolod City hotels shuttered for operating without permits

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December 2, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two Bacolod City hotels were closed down last Friday for allegedly operating without necessary permits. Based on a document signed by Licensing Officer Stela Rose Rayos, the Bacolod Pension Plaza and the MO2 Westown Hotel-San Juan were shuttered as they were operating without a Mayor’s Permit. According to the document, …

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Sugar producers submit proposals to address industry challenges

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December 2, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Confederation of Sugar Producers’ Associations (Confed) recently submitted several proposals to address challenges faced by the industry. The proposals were sent to Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, Agriculture Secretary William Dar, and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) board seeking to improve productivity, revisiting the Sugar Industry Development Act (SIDA) and …

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Former mayoral candidate points out flaws along Airport Access Road

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December 2, 2019
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Change.org petition created calling attention to lamppost issues Former Bacolod City Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, who ran for mayor earlier this year, recently called attention to the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, where, she noted, the lampposts that line the over 10-kilometer road are not being used. “The whole airport road, from Bacolod to Silay, has no …

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DAR signs memorandum with Negros Occidental Police, Philippine Army

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December 2, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Department of Agrarian Reform-Region VI (DAR-6) director, Atty. Sheila Enciso, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, and Philippines Army 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo, in an effort to reinforce partnership and collaboration between the DAR …

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Bed capacity increases eyed for Negros Occidental provincial hospitals

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December 2, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government announced plans to increase the bed capacity at four provincial hospitals. According to provincial hospital operations head, Dr. Leonardo Eusebio, the proposal seeks to meet the demand generated by a growing number of patients across the province. He noted, the proposal is currently awaiting approval …

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P180K suspected shabu seized in Bacolod

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December 2, 2019
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About P180,000 worth of alleged illegal drugs were seized in the drug-bust operation of the Police Station 3 yesterday in the city’s Barangay Banago. Police arrested Michael Peñoso,legal age and a resident of the city. About 12 grams of suspected shabu, P500 cash as buy-bust money and a coin purse were recovered. The suspect is …

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2 drug suspects arrested inValladolid town

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December 2, 2019
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  Two drug suspects were arrested around 2:30 a.m. yesterday at Crossing Pedion inValladolid’s Barangay Tabao Proper. Police identified the suspects as Dolores Lasarito Cordero“Alias Lore”,  61, widow, of Barangay Ayungon in La Carlota City; and Donell Pugon Serillo“Alias Dona”, 34, single, of Barangay Sag-ang in La Castellana town. Police conducted a buy-bust operation at …

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Ferrer hopes lapses in the distribution of bonuses will not happen again

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December 2, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said he hopes the distribution of bonuses for provincial employees does not experience procedural lapses as it had in the past. In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod, the vice governor believes the documents presented by the provincial government may be lacking, which may be …

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