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BagoSphere expands job training operations to curb youth unemployment

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Social enterprise BagoSphere is expanding its intensive and affordable job training program to key cities in the Philippines to give more high school and college graduates better opportunities to jumpstart their career in the outsourcing industry.


BagoSphere's Zhihan Lee, one of the co-founders of this social enterprise wanted to create an affordable solution to tackle youth unemployment.* (H.James G.Toga/NDB)

2 Fished Out at Sea

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Two elderly fishermen were found in the seawaters of Bacolod City and the other in Bago City yesterday.

One of them was identified but the other one remains anonymous.

Found yesterday noon at the seawaters of Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod was 63-year-old Ruben Mahinay, native of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

He ventured in the sea off Alibwangan of Barangay Pahanocoy in Sum-ag River Tuesday afternoon looking for fish, shrimps and crabs for their viand but failed to come home in the evening, according to his children.

‘Drives vs. Drugs, Firearms Yield Suspects, Contrabands’

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Intensified operations against illegal drugs and loose firearms in Negros Occidental resulted to the arrest of more suspects and seizure of more contrabands.

Operatives from Bago City Police (CAIDTAF) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted joint stakeout operation at Purok Sunflower, Brgy. Poblacion, Bago City at about 9PM June 15, 2015 and yielded a suspected shabu and two units motorcycle.

‘Hydro Plant Answer to Negros’ Power Woes’

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The proposed multi-million peso hydro-power plant in Bago River may be an answer to the impending power problem of Negros island, Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday.

Lacson said Alson’s Power Group made a presentation before members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP).

“They are seeking an endorsement from the SP, provincial government and the local government unit including the barangay where it plans to put up the plant,” Lacson said.

He said that Alson’s “is a very reputable company owned by the Alcantaras in Mindanao.”

Jealousy Leads to Death, Another Injured

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A spurious suitor killed one person while injuring another he suspected of courting his girlfriend in Purok Para 1, Barangay Taloc, Bago City.

Delfin Gonzaga, 20, of the place succumbed to stab wounds in the left shoulder and chest and was declared dead on arrival at Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, while his companion Justin Montoya, 20, sustained stab wounds also in the shoulder and was brought to Bago City Hospital.

Supt. David Cachumbo, Bago City PNP chief, identified the suspect as Junrey Sioco, of legal age, resident of Purok Para 2, Barangay Taloc, Bago City.