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RICE BLACK BUGS HIT NINE ILOILO TOWNS

PEST ATTACK.  Photo shows rice black bugs,  locally known as 'atangya',  taken from Banate, Iloilo. Nine towns in Iloilo province, including[...]

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ANTIQUE GUV SUPPORTS DOH ZERO OPEN DEFECATION PROGRAM

May 23, 2019 - 11:35 AM

MORE  SANITARY TOILETS NEEDED. Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao commits to support the zero open defecation program of the Department of Health by purchasing more sanitary toilets. Mostly poor households in far-flung barangays have no toilets. (Photo by Annabel J. Petinglay) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao has vowed to support the zero […]

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DOT TRAINS YOUTH TOURISM LEADERS IN WESTERN VISAYAS

May 21, 2019 - 6:13 PM

TOURISM CAMP. The participants of the Future Tourism Leaders Camp initiated by the Department of Tourism, with (from left, front row) Bacolod City tourism officer-in-charge Sandra Ruth Sycip and councilor Em Ang, Tourism Assistant Secretary Ma. Rica Bueno, DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas, and Negros Occidental Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Cristine Mansinares during the opening program […]

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NFA RICE SOLD AT P27 PER KILO IN NEGOR

May 21, 2019 - 6:09 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY — The National Food Authority (NFA) in Negros Oriental is still selling affordable government rice at PHP27 a kilo even with the rice tariffication law allowing more rice importation in the country. NFA-Negros Oriental general manager Hilaria Ganzon said Tuesday that they still have until August this year to unload their rice stocks before […]

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WOMEN DOMINATE LEYTE PROVINCIAL BOARD

May 20, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The Leyte provincial board presided by Vice Governor Carlo Loreto. (Photo from FB page of Leyte’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan) TACLOBAN CITY — The Leyte provincial board welcomes the election of more women into the local legislative body.  Aside from re-elected board members Gina Merilo (first district), Trinidad Apostol (second district), and Maria Corazon Remandaban (third district), two more […]

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DEPED-ANTIQUE KICKS OFF BRIGADA ESKWELA

May 20, 2019 - 8:40 PM

‘BRIGADA ESKWELA’ IN ANTIQUE. Students perform a dance number during the kick-off program for “Brigada Eskwela” at the Antique National School in San Jose de Buenavista town on Monday (May 20, 2019). The school cleanup program’s launch was held simultaneously in schools nationwide. (Photo by Annabel J. Petinglay) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — The Department of Education […]

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WESTERN VISAYAS COPS REMAIN ON FULL ALERT FOR SCHOOL OPENING

May 20, 2019 - 8:39 PM

ILOILO CITY – The Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO 6) remains on full alert status after the mid-term elections last week to secure the school opening next month. Brig. Gen. John Bulalacao, PRO-6 Regional Director, said he will not downgrade the alert status of the police because of the overlapping missions for the opening […]

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EL NIÑO HITS HIGH VALUE CROPS IN GUIMARAS

May 19, 2019 - 9:16 PM

EL NIÑO LOSSES. Ronnie Morante, Guimaras Provincial Agriculture Office head, says El Niño left the island province with PHP11 million agricultural losses. He, however, assured on Saturday (May 18, 2019) that El Niño is a favorable weather for mangoes.  (File photo) ILOILO CITY — The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) of the island province of Guimaras has reported losses […]

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‘HIGH VALUE TARGET’ ARRESTED, P100-K SHABU SEIZED IN DUMAGUETE

May 19, 2019 - 9:11 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY — An alleged drug pusher tagged as a “high-value target” was arrested late Friday afternoon during an entrapment operation by a joint team of anti-illegal drugs operatives at Barangay Mangnao in this city. A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) identified the suspect as Rogen Devivar Destor, of legal age, a […]

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POWER RATE FLUCTUATES IN SPOT MARKET: NORECO II

May 19, 2019 - 9:09 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY — The cost of electricity that the Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative (Noreco II) is charging its customers varies monthly due to the corresponding fluctuation in the spot market. This month’s residential power rate marks an increase of PHP 0.7918 per kilowatt hour for the generation charge, according to a media release by Noreco […]

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LEONARDIA UNDERSCORES TEAMWORK FOR BETTER BACOLOD IN NEXT 3 YEARS

May 18, 2019 - 10:07 PM

OATH-TAKING. Executive Judge Estefanio Libutan Jr. (3rd from left) is flanked by (from left to right) Portia Familiaran and husband Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Mayor Evelio Leonardia and wife Elsa Leonardia, and Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya after the oath-taking rites of the Grupo Progreso winners at GT Hotel in Bacolod City on Friday afternoon (May […]

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BACOLOD CITY TO HOLD 2ND CHICKEN INASAL FESTIVAL ON MAY 25

May 18, 2019 - 10:06 PM

BBQ FEAST. (From left) Bacolod City Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya, former councilor Bobby Rojas, and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran join the fun in grilling chicken during the 1st Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival held in May last year. This year’s edition, set on May 25, will still feature 300 meters of barbecue grills along Araneta Street. (File […]

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‘HIGH VALUE TARGET’ ARRESTED, P100-K SHABU SEIZED IN DUMAGUETE

May 18, 2019 - 10:05 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY — An alleged drug pusher tagged as a “high-value target” was arrested late Friday afternoon during an entrapment operation by a joint team of anti-illegal drugs operatives at Barangay Mangnao in this city. A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) identified the suspect as Rogen Devivar Destor, of legal age, a […]

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6 EX-REBELS, 1 MILITIA NG BAYAN RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID

May 17, 2019 - 5:30 PM

REBEL returnees who are recipients of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) pose with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (4th from right), DILG provincial director Teodora Sumagaysay, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) chief Dr. Neneth Q. Pador, Col. Alberto Desoyo, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, among […]

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SP APPROVES LIFE INSURANCE FOR CEBU BRGY WORKERS

May 17, 2019 - 5:28 PM

More than 20,000 workers from Cebu’s 1,066 barangays will now be covered against daily work hazards following the recent approval of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) on the life and accident insurance. Provincial Board Member Jose Mari “Tata” Salvador, who authored the resolution, said that barangay tanods, health workers and nutrition scholars are initially covered under […]

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8 KILLED, 11 WOUNDED IN LEYTE’S VAN-TRUCK COLLISION

May 17, 2019 - 4:51 PM

DEADLY CRASH. A van with 18 passengers turns upside down after it collided with a six-wheeler truck along a national road in District III village in Babatngon early Friday (May 17, 2019). At least eight people died and 11 wounded in the crash. (Photo courtesy of Ioannes Paulus Omang) TACLOBAN CITY — At least eight people died and […]

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UNOPPOSED MAYORS IN ILOILO THANK CONSTITUENTS

May 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

UNCHALLENGED. Ronilo Caspe (third from left) will serve his third term as mayor of Cabatuan town, Iloilo after his proclamation on Wednesday (May 15, 2019). Caspe, Mayor Jett Rojas of Ajuy town, Carlos Cabangal of Banate, and Ninfa Garin of San Joaquin ran unopposed for the mayoral race on the 2019 mid-term elections. (Photo courtesy of Cabatuan […]

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