5,000 demonstrate against Coca-Cola, call for boycott Governor a no-show

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March 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A reported 5,000 showed up to a rally outside the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Barangay Mansilingan, demonstrating against the importation of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and condemning the proposal by Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol to suspend Sugar Order No. 3, enacted by the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), …

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PRO-18 to investigate new Serenio affidavits

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March 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) director, Police Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, will be ordering an investigation into the new claims by former Berya drug group member Ricky Serenio made in his supplemental affidavits, which included additional links between Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent William Señoron, and …

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Coca-Cola calls boycott ‘misguided’ and harmful to sugar farmers, local community UP Study: Cola is a ‘main driver’ of local sugar industry growth

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March 21, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. In response to yesterday’s rally held outside the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Barangay Mansilingan, an event endorsed by both Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., who has since banned the beverage company from sponsoring the upcoming Panaad sa Negros Festival, and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, the soft drink manufacturer …

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ASEAN meetings begin today at SMX, authorities on alert 4,273 personnel deployed for the event

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March 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Local authorities are on alert as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings in Bacolod City begin today at the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod. Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) Director, Police Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, said 4,273 personnel from different government and non-government agencies will oversee the …

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Governor to ban Coca-Cola from Panaad Festival –USPFP

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March 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines, Inc. (USPFP) President Manuel Lamata, after speaking with Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., he learned the governor plans to bar the sale of Coca-Cola products at the upcoming Panaad sa Negros Festival and will disallow the company from sponsoring the …

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Senior strangled, robbed in Villamonte

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March 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 69-year-old mother was killed inside her home after she was strangled and robbed by unidentified suspects along La Salle Avenue, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, early Sunday morning. Police identified the fatality as Virginia Sumagang, a resident of the said barangay. Police Station 4 (PS4) commander, Police Senior Inspector Elmer …

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Bacolod City ABC President lays out agenda for barangay assemblies

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March 21, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Barangay Tangub Captain Noli Villarosa, who serves as president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in Bacolod City, recently directed barangay captains to focus on the campaign against illegal drugs in their respective barangay assemblies, set to take place this weekend, on March 25. In Tangub, however, he noted their …

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PENRO to designate police environment desk officers in Negros Occidental

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March 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Negros Occidental is planning to designate police environment desk officers in the province to oversee the protection of local forests in the mountains. In an interview with Bombo Radyo-Bacolod, PENRO head Edgardo Rostata said he met with Negros Occidental Police Provincial …

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Live-in partners gunned down in Sum-ag

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March 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A woman was killed, while her live-in partner was wounded, after they were shot inside their home at Purok Medalla Milagrosa, Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City, late Sunday evening. Police identified the fatality as 27-year-old Maricar Marañon, a native of Punta Playa, Barangay Poblacion, Bago City. The wounded was, meanwhile, identified …

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FEU, BVR teams dominate Lakawon leg of beach volleyball tour

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March 21, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Far Eastern University-Manila 2 (FEU-2) claimed the men’s title while Beach Volleyball Republic team 2 (BVR-2) took the women’s title in the BVR on Tour event on Lakawon Island over the weekend. FEU-2 defeated Team Iloilo, 21-18, 22-20, as Team Davao took third place. BVR-2 also faced Team Iloilo in …

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