BIZ LEADER BUCKS WAGE HIKE

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May 16, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The head of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) over the weekend has voiced out his disapproval over the recommended wage increase for Western Visayas. MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon said he felt like he was about to faint after hearing the proposed wage increase approved …

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‘New mayor for Bacolod’: Albee takes lead against Bing

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May 10, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City is expecting a new mayor to seat in the government center as Alfredo “Albee” Benitez takes a giant lead against incumbent Mayor Evelio Leonardia in the 2022 national and local elections. As of 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, Benitez is taking the lead with 153,405 votes against Leonardia’s 95,529. For …

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Grateful Robredo returns to Iloilo for third time

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May 4, 2022
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Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday, May 3, returned to Iloilo City for the third time since filing her candidacy for President. Her decision to include Iloilo in her already packed two-day barnstorm of Panay Island and Negros Occidental with six days left until the May 9 elections was borne out of gratitude. “Homestretch na …

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TOURISM IN NEGOCC SHOWING SIGNS OF RECOVERY

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April 25, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The tourism sector in Negros Occidental is now showing signs of recovery two years after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began. In a radio interview, Provincial Tourism Officer Cheryl Decena said most of the province’s tourism establishments have already resumed full operations. Other establishments, meanwhile, will also resume operations …

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COMELEC-NEGOCC ALL SET FOR MAY 9 POLLS

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April 21, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga With barely three weeks left, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Occidental is now all set for the national and local elections on May 9. Comelec-Negros Occidental Elections Supervisor Atty. Roberto Salazar said they have yet to receive the actual ballots that would be used for the polls, but …

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PCG-NORTHERN NEGOCC ALL SET FOR HOLY WEEK

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April 5, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station in Northern Negros Occidental said yesterday that they are now all set for this year’s “Oplan: Semana Santa” which is set to begin on Palm Sunday, April 10. PCG-Northern Negros Occidental station commander Joe Luviz Mercurio said they are now on a “heightened …

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3 DIES FROM DROWNING IN BAGO; QUARRY OPS SUSPENDED

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March 31, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Quarry operation along the Bago River located in Barangay Napoles in Bago City, Negros Occidental was ordered to temporarily halt after three people drowned to their deaths. One of the fatalities was Riza Macatigos, a resident of Purok Paho in the said barangay. Also killed were Macatigos’ 16-year-old and …

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PRO-6 CLOSELY MONITORS ‘RED AREAS’ IN NEGOCC

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March 28, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) over the weekend said they are closely monitoring the ground situation in four Negros Occidental local government units (LGUs) which have been tagged as “red areas” or areas of grave concern for the upcoming May 2022 national and local elections. The four “red …

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TRANSPORT STRIKE CALLED OFF

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March 22, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Public utility vehicles’ (PUVs) operation is now back to normal after the local transport groups decided to call off the transport strike yesterday afternoon. During their meeting yesterday with Bacolod City Congressman Greg Gasataya and House Minority Floor Leader Congressman Stephen Paduano it was agreed that the transport groups …

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VP LENI ROBREDO SHINES IN NEGOCC

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March 12, 2022
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Negrenses welcomed presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo as their new Star of Hope, with a jampacked grand people’s rally in Bacolod City and crowds that gathered at her various stops in Negros Occidental throughout Friday, March 11. At press time, tens of thousands of Negrenses have gathered at the Paglaum sports stadium in Bacolod …

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