Provincial government undergoes evaluation by DILG

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October 17, 2018
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The Department of Interior and Local Government-Region VI (DILG-6) conducted evaluations at the Capitol Social Hall yesterday as part of their annual Excellence in Local Governance (Excell) Awards. Evaluators visited various offices, along with conducted inspections and interviews. Among those present included Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Board Members Helen Zafra and …

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Early morning earthquake strikes Sipalay City

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October 17, 2018
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A minor 1.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded west of Sipalay City early yesterday morning. According to a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletin, the tremor struck just before 4:00 a.m. with no reported damages as a result of the incident, nor were there any anticipated aftershocks. Earthquakes ranging between 1.0 and 3.0 in magnitude are …

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NPA claims responsibility for Canlaon City shooting that killed retired soldier

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October 17, 2018
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Spokesperson: Locals are ‘rejoicing’ over his death   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The New People’s Army (NPA) Leonardo Panaligan Command yesterday claimed responsibility for the recent death of a retired soldier in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental. NPA spokesperson Ka JB Regalado accused Celso Pedochino, Jr. of serving as an intelligence asset for the …

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DOE warns about prohibited gasoline, LPG retailers

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October 17, 2018
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During the recent E-Power Mo conference in Iloilo City, Department of Energy Oil Industry Management Bureau Assistant Director Rodela Romero said the “bote-bote” sale of gasoline and unauthorized liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) refilling is prohibited. She noted, if a consumer doubts a retailer’s legitimacy, they should request to see their certificate of quality. Meanwhile, Retail …

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Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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October 17, 2018
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Every October 17, the United Nations observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which is celebrating its 25th year this year. According to the original UN resolution, adopted on March 31, 1993, the eradication of poverty was described as “one of the priorities of development” and, through the observance, member states must “devote the …

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2019 Midterm Elections

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October 17, 2018
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Lacson, Ferrer officially file their candidacies   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and former fourth district Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer recently filed their certificates of candidacies under the unified Love Una ticket at the Commission on Elections provincial office in Bacolod City. Lacson and Ferrer were accompanied by …

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Taxi driver found dead in Himamaylan City

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October 17, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A taxi driver was found dead last Monday evening in Barangay Libacao, Himamaylan City. Police identified the fatality as Junie Celis, a resident of Dacutan, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Himamaylan City police said local residents discovered Celis’ remains lying in a pool of blood inside his vehicle. When investigators …

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Provincial government signs up for P1.2B loan

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October 16, 2018
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Several projects earlier funded by P500M loan   Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement with Landbank First Vice President Elsie Fe Tagupa to borrow a P1.2 billion loan. According to a provincial government press release, the projects expected to be funded by the loan include P900 million for the …

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MassKara Festival 2018

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October 16, 2018
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PESO job fair closes today   Today is the last day to participate in Bacolod City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) MassKara Job Fair, which runs from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the BAYS Center. According to PESO-Bacolod officer-in-charge Ma. Rebecca Balicas, 40 local companies will be present for today’s event. Applicants are required …

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Mayor denies alleged inaction on human rights violations

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October 16, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Binalbagan Mayor Emmanuel Aranda denied accusations claiming he has not taken action on human rights violations allegedly committed within the municipality. In a statement forwarded to the media, Aranda explained the municipality conducted a multi-sectoral conference last August 17, which was attended by various progressive, religious, government, and non-governmental …

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