Firefighters putting out the fire in Purok Riverside, Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City yesterday* Rocky Valencia photo

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Couple shot dead, husband kills wife

June 19, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A couple was shot and killed by an unidentified gunman in Sagay City, while a husband allegedly killed his wife in Calatrava, Negros Occidental, both on...

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119 Covid patients defy extraction efforts

June 19, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 119 Covid-positive patients in Bacolod City had yet to be extracted from their homes, as of yesterday, despite a stern order that all those...

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Megaworld lines up 21 projects

June 19, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following its filing of registration statement for the planned biggest Real Estate Investment Trust offering, property giant Megaworld is strengthening its development pipeline in the next...

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‘Monitor CDO compliance by Sum-ag resort developer’

June 19, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A resolution requesting the City Legal Office, through Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, to monitor weekly the compliance with the cease-and-desist order to the developer of...

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Soldier gets medal for bravery

June 19, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An enlisted personnel of the 62nd Infantry Battalion, who was injured during a recent encounter with New People’s Army rebels in Sitio Cunalom, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan...

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‘Unity ticket’ taking shape in Toboso

June 19, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Richard Jaojoco hailed as a “positive development” what he described as the looming “unity ticket” that appears to be taking shape in Toboso, Negros Occidental....

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BUSINESS

‘BIR saves schools with corrected tax rate’

The move of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to correct the imposition of a 25-percent tax on proprietary educational institutions will save colleges, universities, and similar institutions affected by the Covid-19 pandemic from folding up. Deputy House Speaker Rufus Rodriguez

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‘BIR saves schools with corrected tax rate’

June 19, 2021

The move of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to correct the imposition of a 25-percent tax on proprietary educational institutions will save colleges, universities, and similar institutions affected by the...

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Displaced migrant workers in Negros Occ get cash aid

June 18, 2021

Fifty displaced migrant workers received cash aid, worth P5,000 each, during the ceremonial distribution of assistance, spearheaded by the Voice of the Free Foundation Inc. and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson...

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DENR studying possible lifting of ban on open-pit mining: spox

June 18, 2021

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is still studying the possible lifting of the ban on open-pit mining, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that Executive Order...

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Voluntary flight change policy July 1

June 18, 2021

Cebu Pacific will implement a new policy for passengers, who want to make voluntary changes to their flights, in line with the continuous streamlining of processes across the business. Starting...

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STARLIFE

Ilog’s environmental santacruzan

This pandemic that started in China has definitely wrought havoc to the many fiestas which the Philippines is famous for. One of the most anticipated is the santacruzan that is a religious affair, although it’s more like a fashion show

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Cadiz creates livelihood through painting contest

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Covid-19 pandemic failed to stop the city government of Cadiz from helping local artists, with Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. saying that “in times of health emergencies, better persons evolve.” Escalante led the launching on June

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