Local farmers encouraged to invest in crop insurance

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October 15, 2019
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  A caravan geared towards Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program beneficiaries recently stopped in Isabela, where farmers were encouraged to work with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC). “We are currently partnering with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) because of our agricultural insurance program, which is beneficial among agrarian reform beneficiaries and farmers,” explained Julieby …

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Governor to ask Provincial Board to pass resolution opposing sugar liberalization

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October 15, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he will ask the Provincial Board to pass a resolution opposing the proposal recommending sugar liberalization, or the deregulation of sugar importation. “I’m sure the incumbent board members will be ready to pass a resolution,” the governor affirmed. “The past board also passed …

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Earthquake detected off Negros Oriental coast

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October 15, 2019
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A 2.6-magnitude earthquake was detected yesterday afternoon, around 1:07 p.m., off the coast of Basay, Negros Oriental. A subsequent Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletin reported no damages as a result of the incident nor were there aftershocks expected. Quakes ranging between 1.0 and 3.0 in magnitude are often classified as a Level 1 …

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Iloilo City bars fiesta fairs from public plazas

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October 15, 2019
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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said fiesta fairs will be barred from the city’s public plazas beginning next year. He noted, ‘ukay-ukay,’ or second-hand clothing retailers, among other such activity is also prohibited during fiestas. The mayor explained, the move comes after lobbying from Senator Franklin Drilon, Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, and …

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Lacson expected to present accomplishments of his ‘first 100 days’

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October 15, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is scheduled to deliver a report highlighting the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office. He will also discuss the seven-point agenda of his “Abanse Negrense” platform. The governor previously introduced the initiative during his swearing-in ceremony earlier this year. “I call on …

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Himamaylan City poll protest junked

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October 15, 2019
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The electoral protest filed against Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson and Vice Mayor Justin Silos Gatuslao was junked by the Commission on Elections-First Division (Comelec-First Division) on the grounds of “insufficient in form and content.” The Comelec issued certificates of finality on the decision as the complainants, mayoral candidate Carminia Bascon and her running mate …

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Over 350 students receive Tulong Dunong scholarship certificates

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October 14, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A total of 364 students from across the Negros Occidental fifth legislative district recieved certficates for the Tulong Dunong scholarship program, an initiative by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), during a ceremony over the weekend at the Binalbagan Catholic College gym. Negros Occidental third district Rep. Marilou Arroyo led …

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Vacancies at Negros Occidental hospitals to be filled

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October 14, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government will be filling vacanies at all provincial government-operated district hospitals. “We will try to fill up positions [at] the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital, and Cadiz District Hospital,” Lacson said. “We understand that there is so much …

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Dinagyang Festival 2020

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October 14, 2019
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Inmates to craft costumes for Dinagyang sa Calle Real Dinagyang sa Calle Real, an event of next year’s Dinagyang Festival involving drummers from across Iloilo City participating in an event along JM Basa Street in the city’s City Proper district, will include costumes crafted by female inmates of the Iloilo District Jail in Pototan’s Barangay …

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‘Yanson 4’ seeks dismissal of carnapping, grave coercion complaints

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October 14, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The legal team for Roy, Ricardo, Jr., and Emily Yanson, along with Celina Yanson-Lopez—often referred to as the ‘Yanson 4’—is seeking dismissal of the carnapping, grave coercion, and other criminal charges filed against them by the camp of Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI) President Leo Rey Yanson. The charges stemmed over …

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