SEA OF GREEN.The Guerrero farm in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, is noted for its farm tourism but,at the same time, it has the most succulent species in Negros Island.*
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With the return of 31st Division Reconnaissance Company Sunday from Marawi to Negros, Maj. Gen. Jon Aying said yesterday that he is expecting another battalion to be released from Mindanao.
Aying, who is the commanding general of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, said they are scheduling a heroes' welcome for the troops from Mindanao.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. is expected to lead Negrenses in giving honors to the Army soldiers, who had joined the fight against the ISIS-inspired Maute terrorist group in Marawi City for five months, at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City.
Red alert stays for holidays
BY SHIELA GELERA
The Philippine National Police in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City remain on red alert and are ready to implement Oplan Kaluluwa days before All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
The Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod Station, meanwhile is gearing up its security, personnel, and force multipliers in anticipation for the influx of passengers at ports.
Police Inspector Charmae De Paz, Public Information Officer of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, said yesterday that NOCPPO will deploy police personnel, not only in cemeteries, but also in places where people are converging, like bus terminals. .
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Increase in market value of
NegOcc properties OKd
ON SECOND READING
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved on second reading the proposed increase in the schedule of current and fair market value of real properties in the province that could potentially boost collections of the province to P700 million, Board Member Salvador Escalante Jr., said yesterday.
Salvador, who chairs the Committee on Finance, Appropriations, Ways and Means, said in an interview that the increase in the fair market value of real properties will only be at an average of seven percent and, if implemented, could boost the collection of the provincial government from P590 million to P708 million..