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NegOcc named as highest poor household...
NEGROS Occidental was identified with the highest magnitude of poor households based on the revised Philippine Development Plan released recently by Socio-Economic Planning Office.
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Sun Apr 20, 2014
LAST week's announcement that the government plans to invite bids for 15 projects worth a total of $14 billion under the Public Private Partnership program over the next 12 months is welcome.
Real estate firm sets aside P5B for projects
REAL estate player Cebu Landmasters Inc. is setting aside an initial investment of P5 billion in the next five years to develop an additional 200,000 square meters of floor area for several planned mixed-use developments in Cebu and Cagayan de Oro City.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Abaya confident major DoTC projects will happen before 2016
Despite the delays in the implementation of various transportation infrastructure projects, Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya expressed confidence that his department will be able to bid out and to award most of them before President Aquino's term ends in 2016.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Visayas newsbits for April 18, 2014
Over 200 education stakeholders are expected to attend the city's first Education Summit on April 21, 2014 at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Tigerair offers Piso fare promo
TIGERAIR Philippines is offering a Piso fare promo for travelers who book between April 20 to 22 2014 for their travel break on Jan 1 to March 31, 2015.
In the land of Gigantes
A BOAT that had gone all too soon, and an on-the-dot appointment that called for Option B. The overnight ride would've been a leisurely 12-hour sail from the port of Cebu straight to the arms of soft-spoken Ilonggos.
1 killed, 15 wounded in airport road crash
A COLLISION between a Nissan Urvan and a public utility jeepney at an intersection of Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road in Barangay Efigenio Lizares, Talisay City Tuesday morning claimed the life of a passenger and injured 15 others, police said.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Staging - taltal' through street theater
COMMUNITY and street theater is alive in the Philippines during Holy Week. Various popular Catholic devotions transform the entire country into a living, interactive theater replete with superstitious beliefs, reunions and parties.
Police to seal off drug-affected Brgy. 2
THE Bacolod City Police Office is planning to seal off drug-affected Barangay 2 in the wake of the series of drug raids in the village in recent weeks.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Negros through the eyes of a tourist
IT WAS my first time to visit Bacolod and Negros Occidental two weeks ago, in time for the weeklong Panaad sa Negros Festival.
Where speed matters
THE abandoned old Bacolod Airport came alive over the weekend as 104 sports cars intensely raced against each other for the 1st Bacolod Speed Festival.
Sapian is Bacolod's immigration head
RODELIO Sapian has been appointed by the Bureau of Immigration as the officer-in-charge alien control officer of Bacolod City.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Homestay Program: Strengthening rural tourism
THERE'S an interesting thrust to maximize the tourism potentials of rural areas which cannot take in as much tourists and guests because of lack of hotels and pension houses.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Safety alert up for Holy Week
THE Philippine Army, Philippine National Police , and the Land Transportation Office are raising security alert for the coming Holy Week.
IT'S just last week, when all roads led to Barangay Mansilingan. It was the celebration of all festivals in Negros Occidental - Panaad.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
A night of never-ending dances
IT SEEMS like a night of never-ending dances at the Negros Museum in Bacolod last week.
Sangil: Chill In Poracay
It makes travelling better if you are with the family, and even better if you are accompanied by friends and political allies.
Korean tagged in woman's death released
A KOREAN national, who was the suspect of killing a woman in the Mercenary Inn in Bacolod City, was released Tuesday from the custody of Police Station 8 after his reglementary period had lapsed.
PDEA arrests 3 in buy-bust
Personnel of the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency-Western Visayas identified the suspects as Noemi Regacho, 36; Rey Arana, 33, and Neil Jalandoon, 27 -- all residents in Bacolod City.