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Warning out vs. persons asking donations for ‘governor’s anti-drug drive’

The Office of the Governor of Negros Occidental is warning the public against persons asking for “donations for the anti-illegal drug campaign of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.”

Eric Loretizo, Executive Assistant IV, of the Governor’s Office, informed NDB last night that reports reached their office about this “budol-budol”, primarily targeting gasoline stations.

‘1st ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award’ bolsters San Carlos City’s tourism, investment potentials

San Carlos Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. said the full cooperation of his constituents in the northern Negros Occidental city is the main factor for garnering the “1st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Clean Tourist City Award”.

SAN CARLOS CITY Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. during an interview with NDB at his office.* (APT photo)

No more swapping of old Peso bills after Dec. 29

Exchange your coins into paper bills

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reminding those who are in possession of old peso bills, those released in 1985 and lost monetary value since July, to have those swapped with new banknotes before 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 29.

At the same time, BSP Senior Research Specialist Randy Bolves is urging the public to exchange their coins into paper bills, to enable BSP and the banks to recirculate loose coins than leaving them in cans, bottles and coin banks.

Gov’t troops warned vs. rebel attacks despite ceasefire

As CPP/NPA/NDF also changes mind & may accept the Christmas truce

With President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a unilateral Christmas truce against the New People’s Army (NPA), the Department of National Defense (DND) urged all military to be vigilant and mindful of their safety during the ceasefire.

Besides, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison has earlier called the government’s unilateral ceasefire a “sham”, and told his NPA to go on with its own operations - only to also change his mind later and gave the decision to the CPP-National Democracic Front (NDF) the ceasefire proposal.