Marine hatchery proposed for EB Magalona

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August 17, 2019
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Negros Occidental third district Rep. Francisco Benitez recently filed a bill seeking the establishment of a multi-species marine hatchery in EB Magalona. He cited the municipality as a “major producer” of blue crabs, along with a source for oysters; sardines, or ‘tuloy;’ milkfish, or ‘bangus;’ threadfin bream, or ‘lagaw;’ and squid. He cited the Constitution, …

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Leo Rey Yanson’s backers may face charges

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August 17, 2019
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Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI) President Roy Yanson, who was voted into the position by the company’s Board of Directors, revealed plans to file grave coercion charges against VTI employees who are backing his younger brother, Leo Rey Yanson, who is also considered company president pending a court decision. In a statement, the elder Yanson said …

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Bacolod City agrees to a P1.7B loan

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August 17, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A ceremonial signing for a P1.7 billion loan was held yesterday between the Bacolod City government and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). The city earlier announced the loan would be used to finance “flagship projects” including the P350 million Progreso Village relocation site; Bacolod City College (BCC) site …

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Leo Rey Yanson’s backers may face charges

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August 17, 2019
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Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI) President Roy Yanson, who was voted into the position by the company’s Board of Directors, revealed plans to file grave coercion charges against VTI employees who are backing his younger brother, Leo Rey Yanson, who is also considered company president pending a court decision. In a statement, the elder Yanson said …

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Moises Padilla mayor distributes land ownership certificates

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August 17, 2019
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Garcia-Yulo: Peña put the process on hold Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo yesterday distributed certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 66 beneficiaries on 206 hectares of land at Sitio Santos Santos in the town’s Barangay Quintin Remo. The mayor said the move was in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s “whole of government approach” saying, …

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P250K worth of shabu seized in Banago

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August 17, 2019
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At least P250,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized early yesterday morning after Police Station 3 (PS3) anti-drug operatives conducted a buy-bust in Bacolod City’s Barangay Banago. Police identified the arrested suspect as 37-year-old Joer Parar, a resident of the said neighborhood. PS3 commander, Police Major Ruel Culanag, said Parar is listed as a high-value …

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Police considering other angles in DSB murder

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August 17, 2019
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Police revealed they are considering additional angles with regard to the recent murder of Fernando Torreno, a former barangay councilor for Don Salvador Benedicto’s Barangay Kumaliskis. Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, earlier stated, “Investigators are presently looking at the angle of [a] personal grudge as the motive.” However, in …

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NCCA official: ‘Cultural Hub of Negros Occidental’ to preserve local heritage

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August 16, 2019
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Following last weekend’s inauguration of the Cultural Hub of Negros Occidental, located at the Negros Museum in Bacolod City, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Executive Director Marichu Tellano said the facility was created as a means of preserving local heritage. “One of the priorities under the PDP (Philippine Development Plan) is the chapter …

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Iloilo City distributes cash to disaster victims

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August 16, 2019
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The Iloilo City government recently distributed cash to disaster victims, those affected by the tornado that struck the Lapuz district earlier this month and survivors of the Iloilo Strait tragedy, along with the victims’ next of kin. In all, the city provided P875,000. A total of 48 families whose homes were partially or completely damaged …

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Agreement signed to explore Iloilo City PPP projects

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August 16, 2019
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After Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said earlier this month that he is considering public-private partnerships (PPPs) for local projects, including the upgrading of the city slaughterhouse in the Jaro district’s Barangay Tacas and establishing a waste-to-energy facility, the city recently entered into a memorandum of agreement with PPP Center Executive Director Ferdinand A. …

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