17 villages in Bacolod City undergo nutrition survey  

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  Some 17 villages in Bacolod City are undergoing the National Nutrition Survey 2024 until May 1 initiated by the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI). The survey mainly aims to provide empirical data on the nutritional and health status of Filipinos for planning nutrition and development programs, and for timely …

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DA steps up El Niño damage mitigation programs

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
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Preventing further damage to the agriculture sector wrecked by El Niño and the necessary interventions required to mitigate more loss will be the priority agenda of the Food Security Cluster (FSC) chaired by the Department of Agriculture (DA). “Initial reports in our record showed that El Niño’s damage to the region’s agriculture has reached around …

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Heroes Wall memorial for WWII vets to rise in Negros Oriental

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
Posted in News

  A Negros Oriental Heroes Wall is set for construction this year in Dumaguete City to honor the fallen veterans who fought alongside allied forces during World War II. Veterans Federation of the Philippines’s Sons and Daughters Association Inc. (VFP-SDAI) district president, retired Judge Rafael Crescencion Tan, made the announcement yesterday during the city’s commemoration …

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12 tertiary schools compete in 1st Negros Island Region PRISAA Meet

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
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  Athletes from 12 tertiary schools in two Negros provinces are competing in the first-ever Negros Island Region (NIR) Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Meet in Bacolod City starting yesterday. After the opening rites held at the STI West Negros University gymnasium, the various sports events began in venues of participating schools and in shopping …

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MPBL slaps indefinite suspension on Negros’ Mahinay

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Negros Muscovados bruiser Germy Mahinay has been slapped with an indefinite suspension and a P100,000 fine for his dirty play against Zamboanga Master Sardines’ Rey Barcuma during their 2024 MPBL Season game on Monday night, April 22. In an advisory, the MPBL said they took into consideration the gravity of …

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PLDT upsets Creamline to end PVL campaign

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The PLDT High Speed Hitters ended their PVL 1st All-Filipino Conference campaign on a bright note as they pulled off a 22-25, 25-14, 25-22, 27-25 stunner against the Creamline Cool Smashers at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Thursday night, April 25. Savannah Davison finished with 27 points, built …

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Nuggets race past Lakers for 3-0 series edge

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  Nikola Jokic compiled 24 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists as the visiting Denver Nuggets moved one win away from the Western Conference semifinals with a 112-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday (Philippine time). Aaron Gordon added 29 points with 15 rebounds as the Nuggets grabbed a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven …

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Combat vandalism; Bacolod City gov’t forms anti-vandalism task force

Posted by watchmen
April 26, 2024
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By JEN BAYLON The Bacolod City government has formed a task force to address the widespread proliferation of vandalism in the city. Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez signed Executive Order No. 25, creating the Task Force Anti-Vandalism which is assigned to implement strict measures against vandalism. The task force will be responsible for enforcing existing anti-vandalism ordinances, …

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BSP changes FX rules for foreign investments

Posted by watchmen
April 26, 2024

  By Ignacio Bunye The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has updated its rules on foreign investments to make it simpler for people to access foreign exchange (FX) resources in the Philippines. The changes, which are effective until September 30, 2024, aim to streamline procedures and paperwork for legitimate transactions. According to the BSP, these …

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