47 families affected by San Carlos City fire

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February 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   At least 47 families were displaced by a fire Tuesday afternoon in Barangay 6, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Based on information forwarded by the San Carlos City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO), the fire reportedly started around 4:00 p.m. Emergency responders immediately raced to the site and …

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SSS: New law ‘breathes life’ into social security

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February 21, 2019
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  Following the ratification of RA 11199, signed earlier this month by President Rodrigo Duterte and intended to strengthen the government entitlement program, Social Security System (SSS) CEO and President Emmanuel F. Dooc lauded the development. “This is a huge success for the pension fund,” he said. “This new law will breathe in new life …

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City councilor requests background on Baciwa joint venture proposal

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February 21, 2019
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proposal, Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. has called for more background on the matter. “I have requested [from] Baciwa its five-year financial statement; a comparative study [of] other water districts with joint venture contracts; [and] the history, track record, and financial study of [PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation],” he said in a statement. “Public transparency and …

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National earthquake drill today in Iloilo City

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February 21, 2019
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The 2019 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill will take place today in Iloilo City, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The drill will open with Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III delivering opening remarks, who will then press a button and set off a siren indicating the start of the drill. By 2:00 p.m., the estimated …

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Agreement signed to provide vocational school scholarships

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February 21, 2019
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Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., representatives from Dualtech Training Center Foundation Inc., along with the Buglas Foundation Inc. yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement for Negrense students enrolled in technical vocational programs. The scholarship seeks to produce high quality electro-mechanical technicians. Eligible recipients will be enrolled in a dual training system with the Dualtech …

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Former rebel shot dead by NPA in Kabankalan City

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February 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A former member of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) was shot dead by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels Tuesday morning at Purok Letter in Barangay Camansi, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified as 40-year-old Jun-jun Sabeco, a resident of Sitio Cara-an, located in the city’s …

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Noneco compound in Manapla robbed

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February 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Several armed men burglarized the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Noneco) recently in Barangay Tortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental. Manapla municipal police chief, Police Senior Inspector Julius Colado, said the four security guards on duty were overpowered and disarmed by at least six bonnet-clad suspects. The police official said some …

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Motorcyclist crushed by 10-wheeler truck in Brgy. 2

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February 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A motorcyclist was killed yesterday morning after being crushed by a 10-wheeler truck at Santo Niño Stop in Barangay 2, Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as Jason Juson, a resident of San Dionisio in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City. Police Station 2 (PS2) traffic investigators said the truck carrying …

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DOT-6 assisted over 2,000 Boracay-bound tourists

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February 20, 2019
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Following the reopening of popular resort destination Boracay, which now requires visitors to secure accommodations before they are cleared for travel, the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) said, between October 2018 and last month, they assisted 2,049 tourists through their Boracay Field and Compliance Monitoring Offices. “We urge the public to book ahead of time …

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