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Mayor: Bacolod employees to get performance bonus

December 5, 2020

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A performance-based bonus (PBB) will be given to employees of Bacolod City this Yuletide season for the first time. This was announced in a radio...

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EOC DATA: High negativity rate for Covid ‘probables’

December 5, 2020

Mayor Evelio Leonardia is urging all Bacolodnons to undergo swab tests, saying there is nothing to fear as “probables” often turn out negative for Covid-19. Data from the Emergency Operations...

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Negros Occ bracing for case spike during Yuletide season

December 5, 2020

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is anticipating an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases during the Yuletide celebration, with the influx of people returning...

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Army not keen on holiday truce with rebels

December 5, 2020

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is not inclined to recommend ceasefire against the New People’s Army in Western and Central Visayas, its spokesperson, Maj. Cenon Pancito,...

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Solons okay LTO office in EB Magalona

December 5, 2020

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation has approved the proposed bill of Rep. Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) to establish a Land Transportation district...

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3 HVTs yield P1-M shabu in Bacolod buy-bust

December 5, 2020

A barangay official in Negros Occidental and his two companions were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City on...

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BUSINESS

Only 35K househelpers have written contracts

A government survey showed that only 35,455 of more than 1.4 million kasambahay or household service workers (HSWs) have a signed contract with their employers. The Department of Labor and Employment and the Philippine Statistics Authority conducted the survey last

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Only 35K househelpers have written contracts

December 5, 2020

A government survey showed that only 35,455 of more than 1.4 million kasambahay or household service workers (HSWs) have a signed contract with their employers. The Department of Labor and...

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‘No need for Bayanihan 3’

December 5, 2020

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III discounted the need for another stimulus measure, citing the plan to use unused Bayanihan to Recover as One Act and national budget allocations. During the...

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Tatak Kalamay delivers P.5M rice aid to typhoon-hit LGUs

December 4, 2020

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Cagayan and city government of Tuguegarao recently received P500,000 worth of rice donation from Tatak Kalamay. The donation was received by Cagayan...

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Unemployment eases to 8.7% in October

December 4, 2020

The country’s unemployment rate has eased to single-digit in October, coming from a high of 17.7 percent in April and 10 percent in July. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday...

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STARLIFE

Two princesses

Last week, we laid to rest the last of my father’s generation, his two half sisters with my grandfather Manuel Gonzales Garcia. Lola Manoling married Lucia Tajanglangit shortly after his first wife, Lola Emilia Jayme, died at a young age.

Pop on top as Beyonce, Swift, Dua Lipa lead Grammy nods

            Pop queen Beyonce on Tuesday led the Grammys pack with nine nominations, as music prepares to celebrate its hitmakers in a year that saw the coronavirus crisis deal devastating blows to the industry.             Coming in second with six

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