Gov’t employees to get scholarships

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson signed a memorandum of understanding with the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College at its Talisay Campus yesterday for the continuing development program scholarship grants for government employees.

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Mayor thanks Senate for honoring late guv

Sagay Mayor Alfredo Marañon III, on behalf of his family, yesterday thanked the Senate for honoring and recognizing his father, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., for his contributions as a public servant for more than five decades.

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P10M financial assistance to be released in Bacolod

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6 together with the Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD)-Bacolod, will distribute financial assistance to identified beneficiaries from the different sectors in Bacolod City affected by the COVID-19 pandemic next week.

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Driver freed after fatal accident

The driver of the truck involved in a road mishap that claimed the lives of three persons on board a Ford Mustang at the Circumferential Road in Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, early Tuesday, was released that night after the 18-hour reglementary period had lapsed.

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Fire hits city gov’t center

Three fire trucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection rushed to the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday morning after receiving a call that there was smoke emanating from the Administrative Office at the third floor of the facility.

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NegOcc to supply hogs to Luzon

The provincial government of Negros Occidental and local producers signed a memorandum of understanding to supply hogs to Luzon, and the ceremony was held at the Provincial Veterinary Office in Bacolod City yesterday.

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NFA to buy 800K bags of palay

The National Food Authority (NFA) in Western Visayas will procure the remaining 800,000 bags of palay, or unhusked rice, until the end of the year, its regional manager, Dianne Silva, said.

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DTI sees no need to defer 13th-month pay

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez sees no need to defer the 13th month pay for this year as the government stands ready to support distressed micro and small enterprises amid the pandemic.

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