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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Protest against Baciwa
privatization continues
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Employees of the Bacolod City Water District continued their protest noontime yesterday against the looming privatization of the water utility firm.

Bacolod Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. said yesterday that they are conducting an information dissemination drive, together with the Social Action Center,to inform the consumers of Baciwa and the general public about the issue so they will support their cause against the public private partnership(PPP) with a private company that could lead to the privatization of Baciwa.

Gamboa said the public should be aware of the possibleresult of privatization.The issue is imbued with public interest and Baciwa should consult the city government on the matter as required by law, he said.

BSP warns public
vs. fake banknotes

Monetary authorities called on the public to be wary of counterfeit banknotes, and urged them to become familiar with the various security features of Philippine currency.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in a press release yesterday advised the public to "carefully feel, look, tilt their banknotes to check the identifiable security features" and even provided a detailed illustration to distinguish real currency from well-made fakes.

"One easy way to determine if banknotes are genuine and not altered, is by checking the watermark by viewing the banknote against the light from either side. The watermark in the blank space should be the same image as the portrait on the banknote and denominational value," the BSP said.

 


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