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Direct Flights to Bring in Over 3,000 Koreans Starting December

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Starting December up to March of 2015, more than 3,000 Koreans will be coming in to the city via direct flights from Korea to the New Bacolod-Silay International Airport.

In a press conference following the launching of the 2014 MassKara Festival last Tuesday, City Mayor Monico Puentevella said that some 3,400 Korean tourists will be arriving in the city as tourists and as English students. Further, the mayor also suggested that the influx of Koreans came after the success of the Bacolod-Korea Friendship Festival last August 15.

Kasadya Prexy Presents Highlights of MassKara Festival 2014 at SP

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Bacolod Kasadya Foundation, Inc. president Rhoderick Samonte appeared at the Sangguniang Panlungsod 63rd regular session yesterday and presented the highlights of this year’s MassKara Festival.

Samonte said there will be a soft opening on September 27 in four major festival sites: the Bacolod People’s House, SM City, Bacolod Public Plaza and Lacson Tourism Strip.

"Aside from soft opening, we will have our grand opening salvo on October 1 at the plaza which will be highlighted with a run, bike, walk event," Samonte said.

USLS-IS Community Services Center Gives Aid to Brgy. 39

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Community Services Center of the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School distributed relief assistance to 125 fire victim families of Brgy. 39, Bacolod City on September 8.


Lasallians help prepare the packs of goods for distribution.*

Brgy. 39 Fire Victims Return Home

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Residents of Barangay 39 are slowly rebuilding their homes after the fire that razed their community last September 2.

After their week-long stay at the St. Carmen Salles School Gymnasium that temporarily housed them during the height of the incident, several residents are picking up the pieces to start a new life and were allowed to go back to their houses last September 8.

With the financial assistance extended by the local government, families were able to buy additional housing materials, while some are still staying at the Barangay Hall and the Gymnasium.

2 Killed in Kabankalan City Tuesday

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Two residents in hinterland barangays of Kabankalan City were shot dead Tuesday.

The victims were Benito De la Paz, 35, of Brgy. Oringao and Ramil Lopez, 35, of Poblacion 1, Brgy. Bantayan, also of the city Tuesday morning.

De la Paz was walking on the way to his farm when unidentified suspect shot him dead using a shotgun.

Police recovered from the crime scene 1 empty cartridge of the firearm in the area.

Ramil Lopez was shot dead also by unidentified suspect while he was inside their house Tuesday night.

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