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P4.5M for dev’t projects in NegOcc

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the turnover of checks, worth P4.5 million, for various development projects of the 15 barangays in the province. Board members Victor Javellana (Fourth District), and Jeffrey Tubola and Miguel Alonso (Sixth District), and Provincial Administrator

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LGUs post P825B in operating income

The total current operating income of the local government units rose from P738.54 billion in 2019 to P825.2 billion last year, representing an increase of P86.66 billion or 12 percent, as a result of their higher internal revenue allotment and

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Self-employed, voluntary SSS membership up

The number of self-employed and voluntary members (SEVM) of the Social Security System increased by 20.2 percent, to 8.43 million, as of May 2021. Of the 40.52 million total covered SSS members, as of May 2021, about 8.3 percent or

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DPWH supports tourism in Negros

The tourism industry in the southern part of Negros Island is seen to thrive after the Department of Public Works and Highways recently constructed a bridge that facilitates a more convenient access to the beaches of Sipalay City. DPWH Secretary

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Gasoline, diesel prices up again

Prices of gasoline and diesel continue to increase for eight straight weeks now, while kerosene prices will go up anew starting this morning. In separate advisories yesterday, Caltex, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, and Total said they will increase

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Bacolod forms Safety Seal committee

Mayor Evelio Leonardia has ordered the creation of the Bacolod Safety Seal Committee to ensure that health and safety protocols are implemented as part of the “new normal” in the conduct of business and trade in the city. “This is

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Bill filed seeking jail time for unfair debt collection

Senator Win Gatchalian warned financial service providers anew, including online lending platforms, against continuing with their abusive debt collection practice, as he vowed to pursue the legislation criminalizing such acts. “The other lending companies that have sprung up have become

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BOC seizes P33.1M in currencies

The Bureau of Customs has seized foreign currencies and other monetary instruments amounting to more than P33 million since 2020. In a statement, the bureau said that based on the report issued by its Intelligence Group – Customs Intelligence and

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San Carlos to apply for safety seal certification

The San Carlos City government will apply for a Safety Seal certification, and its offices are now fully complying with the requirements of the program. Danille Marie Osorio, city local government operations officer of the Department of Interior and Local

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Raps mulled vs. Baciwa

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Consumers’ group Water Watch Negros is mulling the filing of charges against the Bacolod City Water District for what it called the “multifarious gripes and complaints” from consumers. Water Watch said in a statement that

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More vaccines for areas under ‘Delta’ threat

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NegOcc PHO tasked to study booster shots vs. Delta threat

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office of Negros Occidental has been tasked to study the possibility of administering Covid-19 booster shots to health workers vaccinated with Sinovac to strengthen their resistance against the highly contagious Delta variant, using

‘Fabian’ now a typhoon

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P9.6-M farm-to-market road benefits 200 families in Bago

Some 200 farming families in Barangay Binubuhan, Bago City, Negros Occidental, are benefiting from the P9.63-million newly-paved concrete road implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways. DPWH-Western Visayas regional director Lea Delfinado said yesterday that the improved road