Defensor’s anti-illegal fishing drive cited anew

Posted by watchmen
April 26, 2018
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Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.’s unwavering commitment for the protection and preservation of the Visayan Sea earned yet another commendation from top notch environmental advocates and international organizations. A Certificate of the Highest Recognition was given to Defensor by the United Nations Environmental Programme and the Institute of Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) based in Washington …

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Power interruption today

Posted by watchmen
April 26, 2018
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The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) will be conducting maintenance activity today, April 26, in order to ensure stability of distribution lines to avoid further serious damages that may result in major interruptions.   Schedule: Today (April 26) Reasons: Stringing of 2-span 69kV transmission line along Circumferential Road from Bangga Cory and Purok BM, …

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Tenpin bowling clinic begins next week

Posted by watchmen
April 26, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Sugarbowl Tenpin Association, Inc. (STAI) will be holding a tenpin bowling clinic, beginning next week, at the East Bowling Center, located at the Lopue’s East Centre. Registration costs P1,300, which includes a t-shirt and certificate, with sessions scheduled for April 30, May 2, and May 6. The clinic …

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Bacolod City-based enterprise wins at Australian innovation event

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April 26, 2018
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Bacolod City-based social enterprise, Bagosphere, which provides short-term, career-focused training programs, took top prize at the recent Frontier Innovators event, conducted by a division of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Top prize included A$100,000, or around P4 million. Bagosphere was one of over 700 applicants, from 52 countries, vying for the prize. …

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Free medical services provided for Iloilo City barangays

Posted by watchmen
April 25, 2018
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The Iloilo City Health Office and the Dental Health Division, through the “Pag-Ulikid sang Syudad Program,” recently provided various medical procedures, including dental and medical services, along with circumcisions, in Barangay San Juan, Molo, and Barangay Tanza Baybay in City Proper. In addition, the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs provided identification cards for local seniors, …

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Janiuay GK village celebrates 10 years

Posted by watchmen
April 25, 2018
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  Beginning April 27, the Good Samaritan Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Janiuay, Iloilo will hold a three-day event celebrating their 10th anniversary. According to chief resource mobilizer Sally Ramos, the village is one of the best managed, self-reliant communities in the country. Among the events planned include a parade, pageant, games, talent show, among …

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DAR turns over P13.5M worth of equipment in Negros Occidental

Posted by watchmen
April 25, 2018
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As part of their Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Project (CRFP), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over three 90-horsepower McCormick tractors and solar pump irrigation facilities, worth P13,500,000, to three Negros Occidental agrarian reform cooperatives. Representatives of the recipient organizations, the Sta. Rita Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Bago City’s Barangay Dulao, TARA Agrarian Reform …

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Facebook campaign supporting Boracay rehabilitation launched

Posted by watchmen
April 25, 2018
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A campaign in support of Boracay rehabilitation, the reason for the island’s closure, which begins tomorrow, April 26, was recently launched on Facebook. According to the organization, they are calling for the public to show their support for the initiative by wearing their merchandise and posting photo experiences of the island resort with the hashtag …

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Bacolod City restaurateur among ‘outstanding agri-preneurs’

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April 25, 2018
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Manager of Sir Jess, a restaurant located in the Doña Juliana Subdivision in Bacolod City’s Barangay Taculing, Jesselle Hyacinth Suarez-Hablo was recently named among 62 outstanding Negrense agri-preneurs during the Pasidungog sa Panguma kag Pangisda 2018 awarding ceremonies, a part of the Panaad sa Negros Festival. Accompanied by City Department of Agriculture officer-in-charge Romeo Garcia, …

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