Friday, August 12, 2022

Local News

P100B investment in Bacolod? Albee says China Railways might go to City of Smiles

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - A giant Chinese firm will sink in about P100 billion worth of investments here as the city’s new Mayor, Alfredo Abelardo "Albee" Benitez continues to go on what seems like a roadshow to drive investors to this urban capital of 600,000 people.

Provincial News

Army reports one rebel found dead in latest dead season clash

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Communist rebels suffered their latest battlefield loss in the midst of the dead season in the sugar industry here after soldiers and an undersized platoon of Red fighters clashed in the upland community of Bulasot in Himamaylan City, Camp Gerona reported.

Capitol exec: Don’t harm monkeys amid the threat of monkeypox

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - A Capitol executive called on residents here to not harm monkeys like in other countries after monkeypox was classified as a global health concern.



IN FULL: Pag-IBIG members save record-high P38.82B in H1 2022, up 23%; MP2 surges to P19.40B up 47%

Pag-IBIG Fund members collectively saved P38.82 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of P7.23 billion or 23% compared to the P31.59 billion collected during the same period last year. This set a record for the highest amount saved by members with the agency for any January to June period.
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Bacolod City nears dengue epidemic level

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Cases of dengue fever are nearing epidemic levels in this highly-urbanized provincial capital as cases more than double as of 4 June 2022 compared to the same period last year.