SIDA law implementation budget hiked to P1-B

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The budget for the implementation of the Sugar Industry Development Act (SIDA) law has been hiked to P1 billion this year. Negros Occidental 5th district Congressman Emilio Dino Yulo III, said on Tuesday, April 18, the increase is a significant development considering that the budget last year was only P750 …

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Lacson seeks update on order vs. poll violence, drugs

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2023
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he would ask for an update from Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO-6) director, Brigadier General Leo Francisco, after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., issued an order for all Regional Peace and Order Councils to address the political violence and illegal drugs …

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Victorias champion in Panaad dance contest

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Kadalag-an Festival of Negros Occidental’s Victorias City was declared the winner of the 2023 Panaad sa Negros’ Best of Festival Dance Competition at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City on Tuesday night, April 18. Victorias City received a trophy and a cash prize of P100,000. In …

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NHCP asked to probe ‘pre-war tunnel’ in Bacolod 

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2023
Posted in TOP STORIES

  The Bacolod City Council urged the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to investigate what seemed to be a pre-war tunnel found during an excavation for a drainage project on Roxas Street earlier this week. The resolution was passed yesterday after Councilor Jason Villarosa, chairperson of the committee on tourism, expressed the belief …

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Suspected rebels shoot 2 civilians dead in NegOr

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2023
Posted in News

  Suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) shot and killed two civilians in the mountainous Barangay Trinidad in Negros Oriental’s Guihulngan City close to midnight on Tuesday, April 18. The victims were identified as 24-year-old Juven Patagatay Pasinabo, a resident of Barangay Trinidad; and 29-year-old Jinny Boy Rapol Tubias of Barangay Montelya; both …

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NegOr imposes indefinite ban on Cebu pork

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April 19, 2023
Posted in News

  The Negros Oriental provincial government ordered an indefinite ban on pork and pork products coming from Cebu and other places affected by African swine fever (ASF). Governor Carlo Jorge Reyes signed Executive Order (EO) No. 23 on Tuesday, April 18, extending the total ban indefinitely and overriding the March 3 ban order for 45 …

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Ilongga Doromal, Eslapor rule BVR tilt

Posted by watchmen
April 19, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Ilongga Roma Joy Doromal and Gen Eslapor capped a dominant run in the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) Recharged with a 21-15, 21-8 victory over Negrense Bea Tan and Dzi Gervacio of Petro Gazz in the championship game held at Batangas province’s San Juan town. Eslapor, a silver medalist in the …

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Barotac Nuevo booters rule inter-division meet

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April 19, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Schools Division of Iloilo-Barotac Nuevo emerged as champion in the 2023 Iloilo School Sports Council Inter-Division Meet elementary boys’ football tournament held recently at the Iloilo Sports Complex. The Barotac Nuevo elementary booters defeated their Schools Division of Iloilo City-West Visayas State University counterparts twice in their best-of-three encounter …

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Nieto commits to Ateneo men’s basketball program

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April 19, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

  Lebron Nieto is set to follow in his brothers’ footsteps as the Ateneo de Manila high school standout formally committed to the Blue Eagles men’s basketball program in the collegiate ranks. Lebron, the younger brother of Matt and Mike Nieto, averaged 16.46 points, 4.85 rebounds, 4.69 assists, and 2.85 steals per contest in his …

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