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Edith Colmo

DOT to Launch Cruise Connecting 3 Islands in WV

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A Cruise and Drive Course will be launched by the Department of Tourism (DOT) on October, according to DOT Region 6 Director Atty. Helen Catalbas who was in town over the weekend.

She said, considering that there are existing piers and facilities in Guimaras, Iloilo City and Bacolod City, the DOT will expand tourists’ travel facilities for easy and convenience of travelers.

The Travel Cruise and Drive Course will be catered through a roll on-roll off (RORO) vessel.

8 Murcia Employees Face Dismissal for Drugs

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Eight regular employees in the municipality of Murcia, Negros Occidental were found positive for using prohibited drugs. They were referred to the Civil Service commission (CSC) Regional office 6 by Mayor Andrew Montelibano. The erring employees will be discharged from service for grave misconduct, he said.

Considering that the concerned employees will definitely bring up the matter to the CSC Regional office, he forwarded the case to CSC-6, to give them due process.

However, they are presently reporting to their respective duties pending the decision of CSC.

Lina Challenges Politicians to Prioritize Urban Housing for the Poor

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"If they are really for the poor as they have promised during the campaign period, the politicians must prioritize the urban housing or socialized housing program for the poor. Relocating them to a place far from their livelihood is dislocating their life."

Thus said former Senator Jose "Joey" Lina during the forum dubbed Lopeznomics at the University of St. La Salle over the weekend.

Army Admits: ‘Upland Folks Still Convinced by Rebels’

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Col Jon Aying, commanding officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Army admitted that despite successive surrender of rebels, their statistics reveal that the number of sympathizers and supporters of the CPP-NPA seems the same.

Army Announces Recruitment for New Applicants

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Three categories of examinations will be conducted by the Philippine Army Recruitment Center Office for Visayas of the Army Personnel Management Center. It will facilitate the Philippine Army Aptitude Test Battery (PAATB), Army Qualifying Exam (AQE) and Special Written Exam (SWE) to qualified applicants for Officer Candidate Course (OCC) and Officer Preparatory Course (OPC).

MUTYA BEAUTIES AT PEOPLE’S HOUSE. Bacolod City Executive Assistant IV Rocky Puentevella (5th from left) and Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya (beside him) pose with the winners of the Mutya ng Pilipinas in a courtesy call yesterday at the Bacolod People’s House.Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 winners.

From left to right, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 2nd Runner Up Ms. Kim Fyfe, Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities Ms. Patrizia Bosco, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 Asia Pacific Ms. Eva Psychee Patalinjug, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Glennifer Perido and Mutya ng Pilipinas 1st Runner Up Cristine Racel.** (CMO-PIO photo)

AS IN THE PAST. About an hour of heavy downpour yesterday afternoon strands many people and disrupts some businesses in flooded Bacolod City streets. Others take off their footwear and wade through the waters, while vehicles and motorcycles run slowly. These were some of the images during heavy rains, showing the area near Hernaez-Locsin Streets.* (Edith B. Colmo / Alein Gazo photos)


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