Geotagging ongoing throughout Aklan

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April 26, 2018
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The Aklan Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently conducting geotagging, where geographical information of certain structures are provided for digitized maps, across the province. The agency hopes to have 84,000 buildings geotagged by August 30, 2018. Provincial Statistics Officer Antonet Catubuan said the process will allow the provincial PSA to provide accurate and up-to-date digitized …

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Church-led forum advocating peace talks closes today in Talisay City

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April 26, 2018
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The three-day forum calling for the resumption of peace talks between the national government and the National Democratic Front (NDF), the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines, conducted by the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, comes to a close today, April 26, at the CICM (Congregatio …

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Provincial Legal Office to probe animal hub construction

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April 26, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Provincial Legal Officer, Atty. Mary Ann Lamis, earlier revealed a panel will be formed to investigate the construction of the P4-million Negros First Animal Hub, located within the Panaad Park and Stadium, amid allegations the project commenced without a bidding process or purchase request. Lamis was assigned to the …

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Water Advisory

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April 26, 2018
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Water interruption in the service area   The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) regrets to inform the consuming public turbid water and a lack of water supply will be experienced in some portions of the service area.   Schedule: Today (April 26), from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Activity: Replacement of defective 200 mm Ø …

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Public reminded about month-long Buwan ng Kaluton Pilipino

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April 26, 2018
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The Philippine Information Agency recently reminded the public of the ongoing Buwan ng Kaluton Pilipino, or Filipino Food Month, which was made an annual observance by President Rodrigo Duterte, through Presidential Proclamation No. 469, signed earlier this month. According to the proclamation, “Our vast culinary traditions and treasures should be appreciated, preserved, and promoted to …

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Security forces eye zero major incident during Boracay closure

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April 26, 2018
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The Metro Boracay Task Force (MBTF) and other law enforcement agencies are eyeing zero major incident during the entire six months of rehabilitating Boracay Island. Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Regional Director of Police Regional Office VI (PRO-6), said this was the aim of the security simulation exercises, the final activity held in Boracay yesterday. …

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Boracay closure to push through with or without EO

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April 26, 2018
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Tourists will be barred from entering Boracay Island starting midnight of Thursday and this will be enforced with or without the executive order (EO) from President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Both Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling and Caticlan port administrator Niven Maquirang vowed in a press conference held yesterday morning that they will carry out the closure …

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Mentoring opportunity for small businesses in Capiz

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April 25, 2018
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The Capiz Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in collaboration with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, will be launching their Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Program, which will provide 22 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) mentoring from industry experts. “KMME aims to help MSMEs enhance their capacities in running their businesses,” said Capiz DTI Director …

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Iloilo City government launches information access system

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April 25, 2018
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The Iloilo City government launched the Iloilo City Information Service Delivery Network (IISDN), which operates as an integrated information system, yesterday, April 24, at the Barrio Obrero covered gym. “This network will act as referral system,” said City Councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda. “For example, [if] our youth and adolescents have problems with mental health, …

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Tricycle operator stabbed dead in San Enrique

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April 25, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A tricycle operator was killed after reportedly being stabbed during a dance in Barangay Tibsoc, San Enrique, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as 23-year-old Alfredo Mercado, a resident of Crossing Guimoy in the town’s Barangay Tabao. San Enrique municipal police chief, Police Senior Inspector Rey Molas, said Mercado …

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