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Sugar refineries urged to restart operations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Amidst reports of a sugar shortage, Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday said that he will conduct consultations with various sugar refineries to “restart their operation as soon as possible.” “There have been reports that

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Legislative reforms to boost internet services: PCCI

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has reiterated its call for better internet services in the country by passing more legislative reforms. In a webinar yesterday, PCCI president George Barcelon cited that legislative measures such as the Open

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Latest round of oil price hikes lowest in 3 weeks

Oil companies will implement another price increase effective this morning but increments will be lower than the previous weeks. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, and Shell announced they would increase diesel prices by P1.65 per liter and

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1st BPO to open in Victorias

Mayor-elect Javier Miguel “Javi” Benitez led the recruitment event and groundbreaking rites for the structure that will house Global Strategic Business Process Solutions, the first Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company in Victorias City, Negros Occidental on June 24. “We welcome

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Conglomerates investing $20-M for AI center

Big companies in the country will invest USD20 million (around P1 billion) to establish a shared hub for artificial intelligence (AI) research. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a recent interview that conglomerates are funding

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May 2022 nat’l gov’t fiscal deficit down to P146.8-B

The national government registered a budget deficit of P146.8 billion in May, down by 26.72 percent from P200.3 billion recorded a year ago due to double-digit revenue growth alongside the 1.10-percent contraction in government expenditures. The resulting year-to-date budget gap

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Globe wins in 2022 ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Leading digital solutions platform Globe was recently recognized by the ASEAN Innovative Business Platform (AIBP) for being a trailblazer on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration in digital innovation. The leading digital solutions company was commended

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Startups urged to look beyond profit

Brian Cu, former country head of Grab Philippines and co-founder of Zalora, has urged startups to go beyond value and profit, and find how their ventures can contribute to the betterment of society. Cu said establishing a startup just to

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Northern Negros NPA camp falls

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army soldiers yesterday overran a temporary encampment of the New People’s Army, following an encounter with rebel remnants in northern Negros, at Sitio Tinibyangan in Brgy. Minapasok, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Lt. Col. Jay-Jay Javines, 79th Infantry

Six artists open ARTablado Gallery exhibit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Association of Negros Artists (ANA) inaugurated new artworks during a group art exhibition at ARTablado Gallery at the second floor of Robinson’s Place Bacolod Saturday. Six visual artists participated in the show with the theme

Not only a matter of words and intention

“It is not anyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Mt 7,21) Christ says it very clearly. Our prayer should not

May 2022 nat’l gov’t fiscal deficit down to P146.8-B

The national government registered a budget deficit of P146.8 billion in May, down by 26.72 percent from P200.3 billion recorded a year ago due to double-digit revenue growth alongside the 1.10-percent contraction in government expenditures. The resulting year-to-date budget gap

New police chiefs for Silay City, Hinigaran

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN PLt. Col. Mark Anthony Darroca, former chief of the regional Drug Enforcement Unit, is the new police chief of Silay City, Negros Occidental. Darroca yesterday replaced PLt. Col. Robert Petate, who was reassigned to the Negros