Cebu Pacific commences direct Cebu-Shanghai flights

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April 17, 2019
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The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific begins commercial operation of its direct service between Cebu and Shanghai, China. Shanghai, the biggest city in China and a global financial hub, is Cebu Pacific’s sixth international route with direct access to its Cebu hub. The improved air connectivity is expected to boost inbound and outbound travelers for …

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‘Environmental socialists’ take aim at the coal industry

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April 17, 2019
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  During a summit earlier this month at the Green Building Function Hall, located on the Talisay City campus of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC), various environmentalists took aim at the coal industry. Gerry Arrances, who spoke at the event hosted by an organization called the Group of Environmental Socialists, claimed studies showed humanity …

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DOH-6 offers advisory on neck and head cancer

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April 17, 2019
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Following the Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, which ran from April 7 to 14, the Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) advised the public on the diseases as cancer is the third-most common cause of death in the region. According to DOH-6 senior health program officer John Richard Lapascua, while cases of head and neck …

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Antique ready for ‘malaria-free’ status validation –DOH-6

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April 17, 2019
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Two WV provinces lack such designation: Antique, Negros Occidental   Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) Entomologist III Maria Lourdes M. Monegro said, after expressing desires to be declared “malaria-free,” Antique is ready for validation. A DOH validation team is scheduled to arrive in the province towards the end of this month. She noted, Antique and …

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Man arrested for pointing firearm at Murcia teen

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April 17, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Banaga   A 59-year-old man was recently arrested by police after he allegedly pointed a firearm at a teenager in Barangay Lopez Jaena, Murcia. Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Jonathan Rivera, a resident of the said neighborhood. Based on information provided by Murcia municipal police, Rivera contacted their station after …

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Baciwa union elects new officers

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April 17, 2019
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The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) Employees Union-National Federation of Labor Unions (BEU-NAFLU) recently elected new officers. Each official serves a three-year term. Among those assuming posts within the union include Leny R. Espina as president; Joevanni L. Padilla and vice president; Iden H. Villaruz – secretary; Nerissa O. Marañon – treasurer; Ma. Fe D. …

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Pagadian City’s fifth most wanted arrested in Bacolod City

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April 17, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Pagadian City’s fifth-most wanted suspect was arrested last Sunday night by joint members of the Pagadian City Police Station and Bacolod City’s Police Station 7 (PS7) in Barangay 5, Bacolod City. Police identified the suspect as 25-year-old Lusile Adellene Salacut, who also goes by the aliases “Kyla” and “Pauline …

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SM City Bacolod adjusts hours for Holy Week

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April 16, 2019
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SM City Bacolod will be closed on Maundy Thursday, April 18, and Good Friday, April 19, in observance of Holy Week. Prior to those days, the mall will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Regular mall hours resume on Saturday, April 20. In addition, an Easter celebration is scheduled for the following day, …

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Leonardia creates El Niño Task Force

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April 16, 2019
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CDRRMO: City temperatures have reached 37°C By Dominique Gabriel G. Banaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently issued an executive order creating the El Niño Task Force, which is intended to help the city in preparation for effects from the ongoing “dry spell.” According to AccuWeather, El Niño is a climate pattern that raises sea …

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