Labor group lauds VAT exemption for expensive medicines

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January 28, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Local labor group, the General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA), lauded a recently-signed law exempting expensive medicines from the value-added tax (VAT). In a radio interview, GAWA Secretary-General Wennie Sancho said the new law will help the Filipino people, especially those taking maintenance medicines. President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed RA …

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Bacolaodiat 2020

Posted by watchmen
January 27, 2020
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Gun ban begins Friday By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-6 director, Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, issued an order calling on the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) to enforce a gun ban in the city during the Bacolaodiat Festival, which begins on Friday, January 31. According to the order, all permits to carry …

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Ceneco: Power interruptions tomorrow, Thursday

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January 27, 2020
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The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) announced power interruptions are scheduled for tomorrow, January 28, and Thursday, January 30. According to Ceneco officer-in-charge Jose Taniongon, power interruptions will run from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with the first day affecting areas in Bacolod City and the second in Bago City. “The scheduled power interruptions …

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Escalante touts UNegA as ‘a strong political force’ in the next elections

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January 27, 2020
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Vice governor earlier insisted the merger was ‘holding’ Despite a merger between local political coalitions, Love Negros and the United Negros Alliance (UNegA), Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante, Jr., who serves as UNegA secretary-general, called his side “a force in the coming elections.” UNegA members gathered last week at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay …

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Dinagsa Festival 2020

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January 27, 2020
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Mayor: ‘Lewd acts’ were not committed by local residents In response to viral videos taken during this year’s Cadiz City’s Dinagsa Festival that showed young people committing “lewd acts,” along with at least 10 individuals spotted holding placards with indecent slogans and messages, Mayor Salvador Escalante, Jr. insisted the pair involved in the obscene act …

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Dinagyang Festival 2020

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January 27, 2020
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Tay Tung dominates badminton tournament By Adrian Stewart Co Bacolod Tay Tung High School athletes dominated the Dinagyang Badminton Cup 2020, which took place over the weekend at the Citi Sports Badminton Center in Iloilo City. Sean Justin de Jesus won two competitions, taking both the 18-and-Under Men’s tournament and the doubles event with Lance …

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Taulava makes history, extends with NLEX

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January 27, 2020
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Asi Taulava recently announced he would be extending his contract with the NLEX Road Warriors, which will make him the only player to remains active in four decades. The 46-year-old Tonga native first joined the PBA in 1999 and has earned titles such as MVP; Player of the Conference; Finals MVP; along with a championship …

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NBTC-Negros Occidental qualifiers begin on Saturday

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January 27, 2020
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The Negros Occidental National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) provincial and city qualifiers are set to begin this weekend, February 1, in Sagay City. The competition was initially scheduled to begin this weekend but, according to local NBTC commissioner Benny Lachica, it was changed for “work reasons.” The teams set to compete in the qualifiers are …

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Two nabbed in Tubungan on firearms, explosives possession

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January 27, 2020
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Two individuals were arrested yesterday in their home in Tubungan’s Barangay Igpaho for the unlawful possession of grenades and firearms. Authorities identified the arrested suspects as 69-year-old Abraham Talamon and his son, 37-year-old Reynold Talamon. Tubungan Police Station personnel served the two a search warrant and recovered two hand grenades, a long barrel 12-gauge shotgun, …

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Man slashed to death in his Igbaras home

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January 27, 2020
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A 31-year-old man was slashed to death yesterday in his home in Igbaras’ Barangay Mulangan. Authorities identified the fatality as Ronnel Elbao. According to initial investigations by the Igbaras Police Station, an unidentified suspect entered the home around 1:30 a.m. and slashed Elbao, who was sleeping in the living room. The remains were discovered by …

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