Ferrer: Provincial Board is prepared to conduct special sessions

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December 13, 2019
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Final session of 2019 set for Tuesday By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said the Negros Occidental Provincial Board is prepared to conduct special sessions when necessary. The vice governor, who presides over the local legislative body, said they will try to complete their agenda this year but they will …

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Around 250 Christmas trees lit up in Bacolod City

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December 13, 2019
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Property developer, the Megaworld Corporation, recently held a ceremonial lighting for their Forbes Hill Christmas Forest, a park comprised of around 250 Christmas trees at their Forbes Hill property along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road. “This is the first time for Bacolod City to have a park filled with hundreds of Christmas trees and we …

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Professor: Negros exceeds reforestation target

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December 13, 2019
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Amid the ongoing 10M in 10 for a Greener Negros Movement, a program by the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) that seeks to plant trees across Negros, Professor Pastor Malabrigo, Jr., an associate professor with the University of the Philippines-Los Baños Department of Forest Biological Sciences said, with 7,745,809 seedlings planted over the past four years, …

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Food Waste Reduction Act passes committee

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December 13, 2019
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The House of Representatives Special Committee on Food Security recently approved the Food Waste Reduction Act, a measure comprised of 14 consolidated bills that seek to reduce food waste. Negros Occidental sixth district Rep. Genaro Alvarez, Jr. serves as vice chairman of the special committee. The bill, which is principally authored by Abono partylist Rep. …

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Tomorrow is Dinagyang Pamukaw 2020

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December 13, 2019
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It’s all set for Dinagyang 2020 Pamukaw tomorrow, December 14, with a program at 7:30 p.m. at Iloilo City Hall grounds to kick off the festival season. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas will deliver a message and declare the start of Dinagyang with the first drum beat. New organizer Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI) brings back …

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DepEd secretary: The Philippines cannot adapt another curriculum

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December 13, 2019
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After the results of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment, a study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development that evaluates education systems, were recently released, which found, out of 79 countries, the Philippines finished last place in reading comprehension, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said the country is unable to …

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Bacolod City councilor: No obligation to pay the organizer of basketball events

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December 12, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to the issues recently raised by a certain “Norma” on Ben Tulfo’s “Bitag Sumbungan ng Bayan,” where she claimed talent fees were not paid for the “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano cast vs. Artistahing Bacoleños” basketball event, which took place on October 26 at the University of Saint La Salle …

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DOH reminds the public about Firecracker Injury Prevention Month

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December 12, 2019
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The Department of Health (DOH) recently posted an update on social media reminding the public about Firecracker Injury Prevention Month, which is observed throughout December. “Magdiwang nang ligtas at masaya sa Kapaskuhan at Bagong Taon (Celebrate a fun and safe Christmas and New Year),” the agency noted. “Makiisa sa Community Fireworks display sa inyong lugar …

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Panay power firm shells out P134.9M in tax dues

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December 12, 2019
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The Iloilo city government received roughly P134.9 million in additional funds for its coffers after Panay Electric Company (PECO) settled its real property tax (RPT) dues to the local government.   The payment was made Monday ahead of the authorization that was granted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) for Mayor Jerry Treñas to sign an …

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