Bacolod City harnesses solar energy to reduce power bills

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July 18, 2024
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  Bacolod City is harnessing solar power to lessen its monthly electricity expenses, which run to at least P10 million. As of yesterday, the installation of the 400-kilowatt (kW) capacity solar power system on the rooftop of the Bacolod City Government Center is ongoing. Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez said this would reduce the city’s power bills …

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Fall armyworm infestation threatens to wipe out NegOr corn fields

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July 17, 2024
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  Agriculture technicians are scrambling to curb a potential heavy fall armyworm infestation that threatens to wipe out corn fields in Negros Oriental, an official said yesterday. Emmanuel Caduyac, Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) chief, told the Philippine News Agency that as of July 16, some 1,683 hectares of corn fields were already destroyed by fall …

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Consumers urged to use DTI guide to buy school supplies

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July 17, 2024
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  The Department of Trade and Industry in Western Visayas has encouraged consumers, especially parents buying their children’s study materials to refer to the “Gabay sa Pamimili ng School Supplies” for guidance in purchasing. The guide, accessed through the DTI website, enumerates the suggested retail prices (SRP) of eight essential school supplies, including notebooks, pad …

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Mt. Kanlaon eruption has minimal effect on June inflation

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July 16, 2024
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  The eruption of Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Island has minimal effect on the June inflation rate for all income households in Negros Occidental, which increased to 4.5 percent from 4.2 percent in May this year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Bacolod City yesterday. PSA-Negros Occidental chief statistical specialist John Campomanes said …

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Electricity drives W. Visayas inflation to 4.9% in June

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July 16, 2024
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  The headline inflation in Western Visayas rose to 4.9 percent in June from 4.3 percent in the previous month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. The increase is primarily attributed to the higher costs of housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels at 2.7 percent and contributing over 98 percent to the inflation …

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Minor shot dead

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July 15, 2024
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  By JEN BAYLON A 12-year-old boy, allegedly involved in the abduction of a five-year-old girl, was shot to death on the corner of Cuadra-Locsin Streets in Bacolod City’s Barangay 21 early Saturday morning, July 13. The victim, alias Macoy, a resident of the city’s Barangay Singcang-Airport, succumbed to wounds on his head. He was …

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8-K elementary, high school learners join National Learning Camp

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July 15, 2024
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  The Department of Education (DepEd) in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental is optimistic about increased proficiency levels of elementary and high school learners after completion of the National Learning Camp (NLC) this month, an official said. Some 8,000 basic education, junior high, and senior high school learners in this capital have enrolled for the learning camp …

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Cadiz City fetes top chef, violinist, author as outstanding citizens

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July 15, 2024
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  Chef and restaurateur Antonio “Tony Boy” Escalante of the famed Antonio’s, violin virtuoso Gil Lopez Kabayao, and international best-selling author Thea Guanzon were among the recipients of Cadizeños Awards 2024 of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. “We take so much pride in this year’s awardees. Their accomplishments show how Cadiz City molds its constituents to …

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P26-M shabu seized in NegOr in H1 2024 

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July 13, 2024
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  The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) said yesterday more than P26 million of suspected shabu were seized in various operations across Negros Oriental during the first half of the year. Lt. Stephen Polinar, NOPPO spokesperson, said 293 suspected drug personalities were arrested in 280 police operations that also led to the confiscation of …

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Respondents urged to answer CBMS, PopCen surveys truthfully

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July 13, 2024
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  The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is urging the public to cooperate with the 2024 Census of Population (PopCen) and Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) enumerators and answer their questions truthfully to produce accurate data that will guide the government in delivering services effectively. PSA-Negros Oriental officials made the call in view of the conduct of …

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