Senior citizens seek SSS pension loan

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June 19, 2018
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Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (FeSCAP) President Jorge Banal Sr. urged the Social Security System (SSS) to heed the clamor of pensioners for a pension loan. “We urge SSS to provide pension loans to help us in our present financial needs. I know how much SSS loves us, so we hope that …

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Megaworld breaks ground on Bacolod Welcome Park

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June 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Megaworld Corporation, in partnership with the Bacolod City government, broke ground yesterday on the future site of the Bacolod Welcome Park, considered to be Bacolod City’s newest iconic attraction. The site is located within the 7.5-hectare Northill Town Center, a section of Megaworld’s 53-hectare Northill Gateway township, situated along …

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Phivolcs Director emphasizes preparedness at Dumaguete City forum

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June 19, 2018
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Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) undersecretary, Dr. Renato Solidum, called on local government units (LGUs) to anticipate disasters in order to be prepared for them during a forum held in Dumaguete City earlier this month. “You don’t need to know the hundred percent accuracy of …

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Guimaras back-to-school program earns nearly P300K

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June 19, 2018
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The 2018 Balik Eskwela Diskwento, a program conducted by the Guimaras Department of Trade and Industry providing discounts on school supplies, school bags, school shoes, umbrellas, plasticware, and ready-to-wear apparel for students ahead of the recent 2018/2019 academic year opening, revealed sales totaling P296,222.35. The program ran from May 15 to 31 and served a …

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‘Passport on Wheels’ arrives in Bacolod City

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June 19, 2018
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) “Passport on Wheels” visited the MassKara Hall, located at the Bacolod City Government Center, yesterday and will continue seeing pre-screened applicants through today. “Bacolodnons have been experiencing difficulty getting an online appointment to apply for or renew their passports due to the backlog in the DFA online appointment process,” …

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Congresswoman discusses meeting Pope Francis

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June 18, 2018
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Alvarez: In a courtyard of thousands, he knew us   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental sixth district Rep. Mercedes Alvarez recounted a brief meeting with Pope Francis through a social media post. While in  St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, she called the brief encounter “meant to be.” The legislator described breaking …

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BCPO appoints temporary spokesperson

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June 18, 2018
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) recently announced Police Community Relations (PCR) deputy chief, Police Chief Inspector Sherlock Gabana, would temporarily serve as BCPO Public Information Office officer-in-charge while BCPO spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, takes leave. Gabana previously served as Police Station 5 commander before the …

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Bacolod City walk raises awareness about illegal drugs

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June 18, 2018
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The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Bacolod (CADCoB) held a walk last week, “Lakad Iwas Droga,” which sought to raise awareness on the harmful effects of drugs, particularly among the youth. Two separate walks, one originating from the Sacred Heart Shrine and the other from the Capitol Park and Lagoon, converged at the Bacolod Public Plaza …

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