DoF okays P1.4B for infra projects for Negros Occ

BACOLOD CITY—The Department of Finance’s Municipal Development Fund Office approved P1.4 billion worth of infrastructure projects for different local government units in Negros Occidental. Board Member Salvador Escalante, committee on finance chair of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, said identified the projects include farm-to-market roads – P549 million, Sagay Port – P86 million, Kabankalan Airport runway – […]

List of banned firecrackers bared

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) released on Dec 14, 2017 the list of banned firecrackers ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, BCPO spokesperson, said firecrackers or pyrotechnics which are below the three-second fuse, and has 0.2 grams of explosive powder is prohibited by Republic Act […]

Public asked to trust gov’t immunization program

BACOLOD City – An official of the Department of Health (DOH)-6 regional office appealed to residents of Western Visayas to continue trusting in the government’s immunization program in the wake of the Dengvaxia controversy. Dr. Reynilyn Reyes, point person for national immunization program of DOH-6, said as of Wednesday they acknowledged that the dengue vaccine […]

Bacolod cops on ‘full alert’

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod Police Office is on full red alert status for the holidays. Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said they will maximize their presence in highly crowded areas such as malls, churches, and transport terminals as mandated by Oplan: Ligtas Paskuhan 2017. “Police station commanders were also […]