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1 contractor wins 4 road projects in 3rd

Earlier, the same bidder bags 2 other projects or a total of P102 million in a year's time

What connection, if any, does the coming 12th Asean Summit in Cebu next month to at least four road contracts worth P60-M in Bohol 's third congressional district? This question baffled no end the members of the Bohol Contractors Association after it learned that the road projects were won under a negotiated bidding with only one contractor bagging all the contracts. Full story

2 disposed fetuses found days after each other

Two fetuses were discovered days after each other in Tagbilaran City that has alarmed a predominantly conservative community. The most recent discover of a fetus was in a spot a stone's throw from the Bohol Museum. t was found on the corner of F. Rocha and Hontanosas streets about 12 noon last Oct. 29. Full story

Bohol now waiting for P26.75M for Panglao airport land buy

TO PANGLAO airport development skeptics, you got another think coming! Provincial Treasurer Eustaquio Socorin is now waiting for the bulk of the P26.75 million from the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to be reflected in the provincial government's special trust account opened for the purpose..  Full story

NCAE to replace NCEE for 1.8M HS seniors
FAILURE to cope with the rigorous demands of a job may have its roots in one's academic training and personal capacities, in this, education officials have proposed the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) a mandatory test to this year's 1.8M fourth year high school students. Unlike the National College Entrance Examinations, which measured general scholastic ability, the NCAE focuses on technical and vocation capabilities, as well as entrepreneurial skills, said Education Secretary Jesli Lapus recently. Full story

Loboc cave completes It is all in Bohol claim

THE full spectrum of the mystic experience of the sublime and the banal gets its complement with the opening of tour right into the bowels of the earth via the Loboc Tour Cave Park. For the few who still insist that Bohol traces its name from a quaint translation of the hole, a side trip into the less known world of perpetual damp darkness some 200 meters off Loboc Tour Park stop should be enough initiation. Full story

Cristal e works to integrate Quality research culture

The Office of Research, Development and Planning with the Academic Division developed the concept of equipping graduates research skills. A skills standard was defined by semester and academic year levels for undergraduate programs. This is done to prepare students for the benchmarking that is to be conducted every second week of March of each school year. Full story
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