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70,000 BACOLOD LEARNERS GET FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

The city government of Bacolod turned over school supplies for 70,735 learners in public elementary schools in rites at the Bacolod City National High School (BCNHS) gymnasium recently. The items were received by the school principals from Councilor Al Victor Espino, chair of the City Council’s committee on education, and the executive assistants who represented […]

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NEGROS OCCIDENTAL FORMS TASK FORCE VS ASF

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez have issued a consolidated executive order creating a joint task force against African swine fever (ASF). The directive aims to harmonize the policies of both the province and the city in prohibiting the entry of the sources of infection caused by the dreaded […]

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PANAAD PARK TO BE A YEAR-ROUND TOURISM ATTRACTION

Negros Occidental’s Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City is eyed to become a year-round tourist attraction, not just a venue of the province’s Panaad Sa Negros Festival every summer. Until Oct. 16, all local government units in the province are participating in the “Masskara sa Panaad,” showcasing their respective themed pavilions with a display […]

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DPWH BEGINS BUILDING BACOLOD CITY MUSEUM

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast-tracking the construction of a multi-purpose building that will serve as the Bacolod City Museum/Auditorium. The building project in Barangay Alijis near the new Bacolod Government Center will serve as a memorial of the historic events, culture, artistry, and resourcefulness of the Negrenses in the early […]

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BACOLOD CITY STARTS BOOSTER VAXXING IN MARKETS

The city government of Bacolod kicked off the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) booster shots caravan in public markets as part of the Department of Health’s (DOH) “PinasLakas” nationwide campaign. Dubbed “One Week, One Market”, the caravan covers the city’s three major markets, including the Libertad Market in the south, Central Market in the downtown area, […]

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BACOLOD CITY LAUNCHES ‘CITIZEN KURYENTE WATCH’

Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez launched an online complaints desk for power-related concerns, after setting up similar services to receive feedback on water and garbage issues. Dubbed the “Citizen Kuryente Watch”, the service provides a quick response (QR) code and link that will lead the user to a Google form, where he or she […]

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NO MORE CURFEW IN BACOLOD CITY – LEONARDIA

The city government of Bacolod announced the lifting of curfew hours more than two years after the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country. Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order (EO) 25 dated May 24, repealing the previous directive setting the curfew from midnight to 4 a.m. “The city desires to accelerate […]

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PANDEMIC-HIT BACOLOD CITY MSMES GET TAX RELIEF

The city government of Bacolod will grant a comprehensive relief package to businesses affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as a major component of its health crisis exit plan. The support program “Ipadayon ang Negosyo kag Trabaho” (Continue Business and Jobs) will benefit all micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through relief from […]

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DPWH COMPLETES P39-M BACOLOD CITY EVACUATION HUB

Bacolod City officials led the unveiling of the P39.5-million national government-funded multi-purpose evacuation center in Barangay Taculing recently. The building, which was turned over by the Department of Public Works and Highways-Western Visayas (DPWH-6) to the city government, can accommodate up to 106 households. Mayor Evelio Leonardia said evacuation centers are indispensable and must be […]

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CASH AID FOR ‘ODETTE’-HIT BACOLOD CITY RESIDENTS

The city government of Bacolod is set to grant financial assistance to owners of 9,054 houses damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. Data from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) as of December 28 showed some 745 houses were wrecked while 8,309 others were partially damaged in 57 out of 61 […]