FOOD DELIVERY. Samaritans use an improvised zipline to deliver the food packs prepared by a local eatery for flood-affected residents in Silay City, Negros Occidental, yesterday* Pots and Buds photo

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Bacolod acts to avert entry of Covid variant

January 15, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Stricter protocols will be implemented in Bacolod City, especially after health authorities have confirmed that the mutated variant of coronavirus disease 2019 has already entered...

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2 more NegOcc towns buying vaccines

January 15, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite limited budgets, mayors of two northern Negros Occidental municipalities are planning to allot funds for the purchase of vaccines against Covid for their constituents. EB...

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Ceneco eyeing reduction of rates

January 15, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative will implement different measures to reduce power rates by P1 by June this year. Ceneco project supervisor and acting general...

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Settlement deal with city soon

January 15, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Finally, the long legal battle between Central Negros Electric Cooperative and the Bacolod City government over dues they owe each other will be resolved soon....

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No bidding anomaly, CPSU says

January 15, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Central Philippines State University and its Bids and Awards Committee strongly debunked claims of alleged bidding anomaly, in connection with the construction of its College...

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EB Magalona declares state of calamity

January 15, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The municipality of EB Magalona is the fourth local government unit to declare a state of calamity, following recent flashfloods that hit eight cities and towns...

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BUSINESS

PEZA okays P95-B investments in 2020

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority said yesterday that it ended 2020 with P95.03 billion worth of investment approvals, or a decline of 18 percent, from P117.5-billion in projects approved the previous year. Some 326 projects got PEZA Board’s nod last

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PEZA okays P95-B investments in 2020

January 15, 2021

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority said yesterday that it ended 2020 with P95.03 billion worth of investment approvals, or a decline of 18 percent, from P117.5-billion in projects approved the...

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BIR, BOC overshoot revenue targets

January 15, 2021

The Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs have collected a combined P2.43 trillion in 2020 despite the economic downturn resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, preliminary data from the...

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Ceneco eyeing reduction of rates

January 15, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative will implement different measures to reduce power rates by P1 by June this year. Ceneco project supervisor and acting general...

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‘Look into termination of Baciwa employees’

January 15, 2021

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting President Rodrigo Duterte, through the Department of Justice, to look into the termination of 60 employees of the Bacolod City Water District due to...

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STARLIFE

New normal socials

After almost a year through this Kung Flu pandemic, I’ve noticed a big change in social gatherings. Adieu to grandiose all-star-cast parties where one hardly gets to talk with the other guests. After the usual best-beso, one would go to

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‘Sex and the City’ revival up

A revival of the hit show “Sex and the City” will come to HBO Max, the network announced Sunday, and will star all of its original leads except actress Kim Cattrall. The new series, titled “And Just Like That…”, will

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