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At BCC Foundation Week Opening: ‘No One Can Stop Your Determination to Learn’ - Mrs. Puentevella

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Herself an educator, Bacolod’s First Lady Josefa "Patching" Puentevella addressed more than 4,000 students of Bacolod City College (BCC) during the opening salvo of its 17th Foundation Week last September 2, 2014 by reminding them of the supreme value of learning balanced with play.

Bacolod’s First Lady Josefa "Patching" Puentevella addressing 4,000 students of Bacolod City College (BCC) during its 17th Foundation Week opening salvo last September 2, 2014. In attendance to said opening are City Administrator Rolando Villamor, Mayor’s Spokesperson Bong Dilag, Councilors Wilson Gamboa, Jr., Kalaw Puentevella, Em Ang and Acting Mayor/Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya.*

Embalmer ‘Hangs’ Self

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The body of a 40-year old embalmer and resident of Brgy. Taloc, Bago City who works at the RS Funeral Homes was discovered hanging inside his workplace about 1:30PM, Tuesday.

Police identified the body as that of Abelardo Achevar which was found suspended inside the funeral homes with the use of a nylon cord located at Sitio Calumpang, Brgy. Poblacion in Cauayan town. Post mortem examination was requested by the Municipal Health Officer.

PO2 Ryan Joseph S. Bico, police investigator is looking into the angle of a misunderstanding between Achevar and his relationship.

Water Interruption in the Service Area

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The Bacolod City Water District will conduct service improvement activities which will cause temporary water supply interruption and turbid water in some portions of the service area.

ACTIVITY: Cleaning of 2.6 Million Gallon Reservoir

SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., September 4, 2014

AFFECTED AREAS: Patricia Homes, Camingawan, Villamonte, Greensville I, II, III, IV, Homesite, Capitolville, Helvetia Heights, Eroreco, Shopping Center, and downtown areas.

Silay Police Has Lead in Indian Slay

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Silay City police has a lead of suspects in the slaying of an Indian national who is engaged in the lending business at Purok Acacia-Boulevard, Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City Tuesday noon.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay PNP chief said the suspects are residents of the said barangay.

However, they failed to arrest them at their respective houses as they didn’t come home.

Francisco has the names of three suspects but refused to divulge pending their arrest.

Sipalay Folks Fear Soil Erosion of Quarry

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Residents in Brgy. Nabulao, Sipalay City have aired their complaint to the Office of the Governor of Negros Occidental, regarding quarrying in their place.

According to Atty. Jose Valencia, Provincial legal officer and concurrent executive officer of Task Force Ilahas, Bantay Dagat and Task Force Bato, he summoned some members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Sipalay, and some residents to discuss the problem raised by the residents. He has also sent a team to verify the situation.


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