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  1. DOTC allots P781-million for Bicol airportRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    MANILA An estimated P781 million will be allotted to develop the Bicol international airport in Daraga, Albay, the Department of Transportation and Communications said. The new airport project involves the construction of several buildings including the operation and control tower, administration building, cargo terminal, and landside facilities.

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  2. Trade, commerce, bridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    WHY would anyone build bridges across islands? Well, why not? The country already has the San Juanico Bridge that stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait. That's one of the sane deed that the late unlamented dictator Ferdinand Marcos contributed to Philippine society.

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  3. NegOcc no longer best performing province in WVRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    NEGROS Occidental failed in its bid to become a Hall of Famer for the second time in Region 6's Excellence in Local Governance Awards after losing its Best Performing Province title to Iloilo this year. After winning in 2012 and 2013, Negros Occidental was poised to be elevated to the Hall of Fame, but this year's award went to Iloilo instead.

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  4. Men's beach volley team elatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Sun-Star

    DAVAO City's mens beach volleyball team was elated by its sterling gold medal finish in the 8th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area Friendship Games held last December 6 to 10 in Labuan, Malaysia. Davao City men's beach volley coach Abet Bernan, joined by players Calvin Sarte and Francis Caunga, bared this in yesterday's Davao Sportswriters Association Forum held at the NCCC Mall Davao Food Cove Function Hall.

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  5. Visayas to promote divingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Sun-Star

    THREE regions in the Visayas have come together to promote diving and other tourism-related activities to provide more options and to encourage foreign visitors to stay longer in the country. Department of Tourism 7 Director Rowena Montecillo told reporters yesterday that Regions 6, 7 and 8 have united to come up with one tourism campaign to market Visayas as a diving destination in the international market through the One Visayas tourism platform.

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  6. With new fiberglass boats, fishermen no longer fear the seaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Sun-Star

    "MY FATHER has always been a Pescador, our term for fishermen," says Cocoy Garcia, a 38-year old fisherman, as we strolled around his stilt village in Culion, Northern Palawan. "I was nine when he first took me out. 2 comments

  7. Mindoro Announces $500,000 Financing ArrangementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Market Wire

    Mindoro Resources Ltd. today announced that it has arranged for a CDN$500,000 bridge loan from TVI Resource Development , Inc. with the following key terms: Principal and accrued interest will be due on the earlier of January 31, 2015 or upon receipt of the proceeds from a proposed $2 million convertible debenture issue to TVIRD; Proceeds of the loan will be used to fund outstanding obligations to Minimax Mineral Exploration Corporation, for the acquisition of Minimax's 25% interest in the Agata project, as announced on August 15, 2014, and for outstanding obligations to Mindoro's former CEO, Tony Climie, as well as for general working capital; Mindoro has also undertaken negotiations to issue a CDN$2 million convertible debenture to TVIRD on similar financial terms as the interim loan, except with a two year term and a conversion feature in accordance with the rules of the TSX Venture ... (more)

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  8. DOH-CHD6 gears up for APECRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Philippines Today

    The Department of Health-Center for Health Development 6 is preparing for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference meetings to be held in Western Visayas. Dr. Paz Corrales, assistant director of the DOH-CHD6, said that their department being in charge of the Emergency Preparedness Unit for the APEC has now conducted, together with the Office of Civil Defense, contingency planning in Boracay island in Aklan province, Iloilo city and this January in Bacolod city.

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  9. Bacolod City reiterates opposition to death penalty in 'Cities for Life' ritesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Philippines Today

    The Cities for Life second anniversary was marked by the City of Bacolod led by Mayor Monico Puentevella to reiterate the city's strong opposition against death penalty. "We are all here tonight to emphasize our struggle and crusade against death penalty," Puentevella during the commemoration rites held Tuesday night at the lobby of the Bacolod People's House.

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  10. Power firm positive to reach 1,000 MW by 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Sun-Star

    AN OFFICIAL from the Global Business Power Corp. said the company is positive to breach beyond 1,000 megawatts power in the Visayas Grid by 2018 following the construction of another power plant in Iloilo City. GBCP Executive Vice President Jaime Azurin said Wednesday in the city's media fellowship that GBCP, the main firm of two energy generation plants in Iloilo City, is building another coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City with 150 MW slated for commissioning by 2016.

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  11. 2014: New places, new adventuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Sun-Star

    It's an instruction I heed. This year, the Universe has been kind and generous that it led me to, not one, but several new places to see.

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  12. Negros-Panay Bridge plan pushed furtherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Sun-Star

    THE issue of interconnectivity among major Visayan islands as a long-term measure to decongest key urban centers, including Metro Manila, has been discussed by officials of the Regional Development Council in Iloilo City on Tuesday. The discussion came with the continued push for the realization of the Negros-Panay Bridge being championed by Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., chair of the RDC.

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  13. Bizman: Reduce fare, food pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Sun-Star

    IN THE wake of significant reduction in the prices of fuels, a local business leader said that the government should impose reduction in fare rates and food prices. Frank Carbon, president of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry , said on Tuesday that the series of rollbacks in the prices of fuels has already reached about 31 percent, which is significant enough to effect reduction in fares for commuters.

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  14. WV Pasuc meet starts in Victorias City todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Sun-Star

    THE Western Visayas Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges Regional Sports Olympics unfurls today in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.

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  15. DOT spearheads CineKasimanwa 3 film festRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Sun-Star

    THE Department of Tourism -Western Visayas will spearhead the third film festival featuring full length and short film works of Ilonggo filmmakers in 2015. DOT Regional Director Helen Catalbas announced the plan after the successful showing of CineKasimanwa 2 that featured short films by Ilonggo filmmakers in Iloilo City from December 8 to 13, 2014.

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  16. DOTC to seek investors for airport projects worth P116-BRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | ABS-CBN News

    The Philippines will offer for tender next year six airport projects worth P116 billion under a public-private partnership scheme to help upgrade the country's ageing infrastructure. The Department of Transportation and Communications invited investors to pre-qualify and bid for contracts to develop, operate and maintain airports in key cities and tourist hubs in the central and southern Philippines.

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  17. BMW to deploy 200 vehicles for APEC 2015 in PHRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | ABS-CBN News

    MANILA German luxury carmaker BMW will be deploying over 200 vehicles to service leaders and officials attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in the Philippines next year. BMW will provide BMW 7 Series Long-Wheelbase Sedans and BMW 5 Series models in Sedan and Gran Turismo forms for heads of states, dignitaries, government officials, and private sector leaders attending the meetings.

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  18. Davao dribbers finish strongRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Sun-Star

    THE Davao City's 3 on 3 girls squad copped the gold medal in the women's division while the City's 3 on 3 boys team salvaged silver in the on-going Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee Batang Pinoy National Finals 2014 held at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School here Friday afternoon. The Assumption College of Davao -bannered city girls team crushed Cebu Province in their gold medal showdown, 21-15.

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  19. DOH launches - Oplan Iwas Paputok'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Sun-Star

    Dr. May Ann Sta. Lucia, regional medical specialist II of DOH, said in a press conference Friday that their goal is to minimize firecracker-related incidents this holiday season especially in welcoming the New Year.

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  20. DSWD-6 extends P19.7M in aid to victims of - ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Sun-Star

    THE Department of Social Welfare and Development has released a total of P19.7 million in assistance through the provision of food packs to families affected by Typhoon Ruby in Western Visayas Region. The DSWD Field Office 6 reported that they have already completed the distribution of 62,551 family packs and rice in the affected municipalities and cities in the region through the local government units.

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