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Wikipedia turns 20, aims to reach more readers

Wikipedia celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday and the collaborative, volunteer-produced internet encyclopedia aims to spend the next 20 years further expanding free access to information. Founded on January 15, 2001 by the American-British entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia is now the

Body to boost fight vs. real estate scammers – DHSUD

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has created a special body tasked to craft measures to end illegal activities related to real estate property and other housing projects. Housing czar Sec. Eduardo del Rosario recently signed DHSUD’s

2 persons, carabao drown in Murcia

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two persons, who were reported missing since Saturday, have been accounted for, after their bodies were separately discovered in barangays Lopez Jaena and San Miguel, in Murcia, Negros Occidental. P/Lt. John Paul Tabujara of the

Farmers receive food subsidy, cash from DA

The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas has started distributing cash and food subsidy vouchers, worth P5,000 each, to qualified marginal farmers in the region, as part of the government’s aid during the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) pandemic. The assistance

Ceneco, Noceco rates to go up

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES Electric consumers in southern Negros Occidental should expect a P1 increase in their residential rates for January. Noceco general manager Jonas Discaya said the increase in the electricity rate was triggered by the hike in the

Bacolod, Negros bishops join call to probe killings

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bishops of Bacolod City and Negros have joined five other prelates of Panay and Romblon in demanding for a thorough investigation, by creating an independent body, to look into the killing of nine leaders of indigenous