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Alay Lakad 2014 Set on Dec 7

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This year’s Alay Lakad will be held on December 7, 2104 at 6AM.

It will once again raise funds to provide for development opportunities for deserving out-of-school youths.


ALAY LAKAD 2014. Bacolod City Councilor Wilson "Jun" Gamboa, Jr. and Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) OIC Pacita Tero led the press conference yesterday at the Ceremonial Hall of the Bacolod People’s House, on this year’s Alay Lakad slated this Sunday, December 7.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Cops Collar 2 Men for Gambling

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Two men in Cadiz City were apprehended by local police authorities for alleged illegal gambling following the station’s intensified campaign against any form of illegal activities in the area.

Arrested were Pablo Tinga, 56, of Hacienda Elenita, Brgy. Burgos and John Pradas, 26, of Brgy. Caduha-an for alleged violation of Republic Act (RA) 9287 or the Illegal Gambling Act during the operation.

‘One Is Enough’

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"One is enough."

This was the reaction of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., yesterday after the Peryahan Games, the newest game sanctioned by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) started its operations in Bacolod City Sunday.

"I will not allow it in the province," Marañon said," I don’t understand it."

"The Small Town Lottery (STL) already operating in the province is enough as it gives a share of its income to the host town or city and local police," the governor said.

AFP Chief to Arrive for Peace Week Event

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Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr., is set to arrive in Negros Occidental for the 11th Negros Week of Peace celebration which kicked off yesterday with a flag raising ceremony at the Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City.

Top provincial government as well as police and military officials joined in the call for peace during the short program that started the celebration that will last until December 9, 2014.

Capitol to Shell Out P1.9M for Queenie-Damaged Houses

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

The provincial government of Negros Occidental will give a total of P1,977,000 in financial assistance to houses damaged by Tropical Depression "Queenie".

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., yesterday said that the provincial government will give P5,000 to victims whose houses were totally damaged and P2,000 for those partially damaged.

"There were minimum damage to crops," Marañon said.

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