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Bacolod Readies for World Radio Day

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The Bacolod City government has prepared a series of activities lined up in observance of the World Radio Day celebration today, February 13.

An orientation forum was slated February 12 at the MassKara Hall 3 and 4, Bacolod’s People House, spearheaded by the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)–Negros Occidental chapter, the Negros Association of Government Information Officers and Liaisons (NAGIOL) and the local radio AM and FM stations, a release from the city’s PIO said.

Bago Reaching for Gold on its 49th Year of Cityhood

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This February, the City of Bago will celebrate its 49th charter anniversary which will start from February 13-19. This year’s celebration is a thanksgiving and preparation for the golden fiesta next year.

36 Barangays Get 1st Batch Garbage Fee Checks

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Thirty-six barangay captains received their Garbage Fee checks in accordance to City Ordinance No. 479, Series of 2009 last Wednesday at the MassKara Hall of the Bacolod City People’s House.

Authored by former City Councilor Catalino Alisbo, the ordinance allocates 50% share to each barangay from the proceeds of garbage services charges collected from business establishments, occupation, calling or undertaking located in their respective Barangay Area of Territorial Jurisdiction.

4 LGU Police Stations Top Performers in 2014

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Four Local Government Units’ (LGUs) city and municipal police offices were cited as “top performers” for 2014 in the campaign against illegal drugs and gambling.

This is aside from their campaign against loose firearms and most wanted personalities in their area of responsibilities (AOR).

Cited during the flag raising ceremony at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) were Sipalay, Silay and San Carlos cities and the municipality of Manapla.

‘3rd Force Good for Bacolod Democracy’

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

The possibility of a Third Force in 2016 is “good for democracy in Bacolod”, incumbent councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. said.

Gamboa confirmed that “talks of the so-called Third Force has been going around the city.”

GOVERNOR ALFREDO MARANON JR. with Board Members Victor Javellana, of the Fourth District, and Raul Rivera, Sixth District and Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan, Jr. at the turnover yesterday of seed cleaners, reaper harvester, thresher, mini 4-wheel drive tractors and weighing scales to 19 farmers and irrigators’ associations courtesy of the 20 Percent PDF of the Provincial Government and the Department of Agriculture-Region 6.*


The so-called Third Force is reportedly composed of former councilors identified with Grupo Progreso.

“But with the dynamics of local politics, everything is possible,” he said.

He said that personally, he welcomes the entry of the said group or individuals in local governance.


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