DBP partners with top conglomerate for intensified support to poultry contract growers

Posted by watchmen
July 29, 2022
Posted in BUSINESS

State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) is looking to strengthen its lending support to poultry contract growers through its partnership with the local subsidiary of an international agro-industrial and food conglomerate, a top official said.    DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. Herbosa said the Bank has agreed to provide credit assistance to …

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Instantly send cash to a Metrobank account through PERA HUB branches

Posted by watchmen
July 21, 2022
Posted in BUSINESS

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) has expanded its partnership with remittance company PERA HUB, allowing individuals to conveniently send money to Metrobank account holders nationwide. With this service, individuals who need to send cash to Metrobank account holders simply need to: Head to the nearest PERA HUB branch; Accomplish their remittance form; and Show …

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Negrense Nietes faces Ioka anew for WBO world title

Posted by watchmen
July 13, 2022
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co Negrense boxer Donnie Nietes aims to reclaim the World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight belt in his rematch with Japanese Kazuto Ioka tonight at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Japan. The Murcia, Negros Occidental-native is raring to become the only Filipino world boxing champion so far following the recent …

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Ravena, Belangel lead Gilas in FIBA Asia Cup

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July 13, 2022
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co   Ilonggo brothers Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena and Bacolodnon Samjosef Belangel will lead the Gilas Pilipinas in the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup beginning tonight at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta, Indonesia. The three Western Visayas-based cagers will form part of the 12-man national men’s basketball team of returning head …

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COVID and sleep apnea

Posted by watchmen
July 13, 2022
Posted in OPINION

(By Dr. Joseph D. Lim and Dr. Kenneth Lester Lim, BS-MMG, DDM, MSc-OI)   Adults with sleep apnea may be at higher risk for severe COVID-19 and death from the virus, the United Press International (UPI) reports. The U.S. National Sleep Foundation estimates that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. (We have no figures for …

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Reversing ‘knowing me, knowing you’

Posted by watchmen
July 13, 2022
Posted in OPINION

That Abba song, “Knowing me, knowing you,” while having a very nice tune typical of their brand of music, actually has a very sad message because it is about a break-up of two lovers. It highlights what they consider to be the irreconcilable differences between the two. “Knowing me, knowing you,” it says, “there is …

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NEA orders 30-day suspension of former, incumbent Ceneco officials

Posted by watchmen
July 13, 2022
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has ordered the 30-day suspension of several former and incumbent officials of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco). Among those ordered suspended are Ceneco board of directors Jojit Yap, Robert Javellana, Martha Joyce Cuenca, Ernie Larida, Antonio Panique, Eugene Velasco, and former NEA project …

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Himamaylan revisits disaster plans due to Kanlaon

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July 13, 2022
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The city government of Himamaylan in Negros Occidental has also revisited its own disaster plans following the advice of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) due to the increased activity of the Kanlaon volcano. Himamaylan City Vice Mayor Justin Gatuslao said he presided over the Pre-disaster Risk …

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NegOcc schools undergoing validation for F2F classes

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July 13, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Negros Occidental is continuing their validation of all public schools in the province as part of the preparations for the resumption of 100 percent face-to-face (F2F) classes in all levels by November of this year. Ian Arnold Arnaiz, DepEd-Negros Occidental public relations …

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