Communications Secretary thanks sugar industry for supporting Duterte

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March 27, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar recently offered his appreciation to the sugar industry for their continued support for the administration of Rodrigo Duterte. “I give it to the sugar industry for the unwavering support to this administration,” he said. “It looks like the industry leaders understand what the …

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‘No helmet, no travel’ policy begins today

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March 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Members of the Bacolod City Police Office-Traffic Management Unit (BCPO-TMU), Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO), Highway Patrol Group (HPG), and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will strictly implement the “no helmet, no travel policy” starting today. BTAO and BCPO-TMU head, Police Superintendent Luisito Acebuche, said they will start apprehending all …

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DENR-NIR Director: Climate change is beyond a political issue

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March 27, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim While speaking during the Earth Hour 2017 observance at SM City Bacolod over the weekend, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Negros Island Region (DENR-NIR) Director, Dr. Al Orolfo, discussed climate change and urged those gathered to help in mitigating the global phenomenon. “Climate change is beyond a political issue but rather …

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Unopposed Cordova declared winner of Ceneco-District 4 special election

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March 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Roy Cordova was officially declared the winner of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) District 4 special election, yesterday morning, after running unopposed for director of Bacolod City-East, which includes Barangays Villamonte, Montevista, Alangilan, Granada, Estefania, Vista Alegre, Mansilingan, and Abkasa. Cordova ran unopposed after labor leader Wennie Sancho …

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Business establishment robbed in Guihulngan City

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March 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A business establishment was allegedly robbed by unidentified men, early Saturday morning, in Barangay Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Police identified the victim as 26-year-old Kenneth Tan Gallardo, the owner of a carwash establishment and resident of the said barangay. Guihulngan City police said, when Gallardo woke up around 5:50 …

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Four arrested in Banago buy-bust

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March 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Four people were arrested after members of Police Station 3 (PS3) conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok Paraiso, Sitio Sebucao, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, Saturday afternoon. Police identified the suspects as 24-year-old Ciperiano Barbas, the subject person of the operation; Aira Barbas, 23; PJ Barbas, 29; and Maria Aleja, 28. …

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Senior takes own life in Canlaon City

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March 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 67-year-old man took his own life by shooting himself in the head, Saturday morning, at Purok Palaming, Barangay Binalbagan, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental. Police have refused to identify the victim, but confirmed he was a resident of the said barangay. Canlaon police said, based on the family’s accounts, the …

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Brgy. Felisa goes electronic

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March 27, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim In an effort to make barangay services more efficient, Barangay Felisa officially launched Electronic Transaction (E-Transaction) over the weekend. According to former Barangay Felisa Captain Mona Dia Jardin, items, such as barangay clearances, can be accessed faster through the program’s link with the Commission on Elections (Comelec), which provides barangay officials …

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UK officials look to build ties in Iloilo, Visayas

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March 27, 2017
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By Tara Yap Both British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad and United Kingdom trade envoy Richard Graham discussed their plans to boost economic ties between the UK and Iloilo and throughout the Visayas. “Finance, innovation, and education are the three key points that we can hope to bring with the greater entrepreneurial spirit from …

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