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Arman Toga

HIV / AIDS Rises, Insurance Take Dives

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The Department of Health (DOH) reported that the number of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the country is projected to hit 32,379 by the end of 2014.

We always wonder at how DOH drums up updated figures on HIV/AIDS cases in the country.

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Ordination Set Friday

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The episcopal ordination of Most Rev. Patrick Daniel Yee Parcon, the first from San Carlos to be appointed as bishop, is set on Friday August 22.

The ceremonies will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the San Carlos Borromeo Cathedral in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

Most Rev. Patrick Daniel Yee Parcon

Arundo Donax: A Promising Energy Crop for Negros

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SAN CARLOS CITY - After more than two years of low profile experimentation in the farms of San Carlos City, an "energy crop" similar to sugarcane and bamboo was found adaptable to the climate and soil conditions in northern Negros Occidental.

THIS WRITER APT shows a mature, flowering Arundo donax energy crop just growing beside a major road in San Carlos City.*

Bombing NGCP Towers, Fortifying Eco-tourism Highway

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The Bacolod-Murcia-Salvador Benedicto-San Carlos eco-tourism highway is safer these days.

This is because the widening of the highway, more known as Salvador Benedicto or SalBen or DSB short cut, continues.

The weak bases of the road network are also being fortified.

The landslide-prone areas are being fixed with additional protective measures.

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We also met sometime ago the engineers in action.

1st District & Assunta, Bacolod - Korea Fest

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The public is invited to join today's morning till night series of activities highlighting the first-ever Bacolod-Korea Friendship Festival.

All the events will be centered at the Bacolod City People's House.

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The population of Koreans in Bacolod alone continues to grow each year.

Most of them are students but a good number of businessmen from Korea are already having investments in the city.


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