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Premium Philippine native tree species, such as Narra, Mangkono and Molave will soon be grown and propagated in Cebu City, thanks to the BINHI arboretum that geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has recently inaugurated in the University of San Carlos (USC) campus in Talamban. The arboretum was put up in partnership with USC and Knowles Electronics Corporation that...
The province of Antique, has already identified five tourist destinations for promotion and funding. Board Member Noel Alamis, chairman of the provincial board committee on tourism, in an interview Wednesday, said he is now in the process of drafting a resolution identifying the five tourist spots in the province as the flagship destinations and request for fund allocation for the...
The low pressure area spotted east of Visayas, has developed into a tropical depression and is expected to enter the country on Wednesday. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the tropical depression, located 1,180 km east of Visayas will be named 'Marilyn' once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The...
Negros Occidental Governor, Eugenio Jose Lacson urged Negrenses to give back, with gratitude, in honor of those who fought for freedom and peace as the province commemorated the 74th Negros Island Victory Day. “To the present day Negrense, it is our obligation to give back in gratitude, not in words but through our actions by being conscientious, active, and responsible...
Acting Mayor, Michael Rama on Monday enjoined Cebuanos to remember the best examples of the late President Sergio Osmeña Sr. to instill good manners and right conduct on the youth, as the province celebrates the 141st birth anniversary of the "Grand Old Man of Cebu". Rama led the officials and employees of the city government, the military, police, and other...
25 members of the Tourist Police Unit (TPU) of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) will attend the Tourist-Oriented Police for Community Order and Protection (TOPCOP) in nearby Siquijor province in early October. The training is spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in coordination with the Philippine National Police and the local government. Just recently, the DOT and the...
Homegrown firm Amatera Renewable Energy Corp. has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Korean partner TPC Construction Corp. for the development of a fifty-megawatt solar power plant in Barangay Vista Alegre. The agreement for the project, which has an estimated cost of PHP2 billion, was signed by Amatera chief finance officer Ramon Luis Lacson and TPC Construction president...
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr., signed an executive order creating the Iloilo provincial African Swine Fever (ASF) task force. The task force will carry out the proper implementation of the ASF Prevention and control measures in the province; conduct seminar to all concerned stakeholders on ASF awareness, prevention, preparedness and response in case of an outbreak; accomplish data gathering to...
To address issues and concerns in the workplace, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) will hold the 2019 Regional Career Advocacy Congress on September 11-13 at the Grand Convention Center. Labor Regional Director Salome Siaton said in an interview that the impact of a digital workforce will be discussed in the three-day event which carries the...
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has welcomed the resumption of operation of the small town lottery (STL) in the province as he called on Negrenses to exercise vigilance on the use of the numbers game for illegal purposes. “We have to be vigilant against the illegal use of STL. Definitely, I think that it’s good that we have lotto...
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