Two arrested in PS2 buy-bust

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March 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two people were arrested yesterday afternoon after drug enforcement units from Police Station 2 (PS2) conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok Ylac, Barangay 1. Police identified the alleged drug personalities as 46-year-old Julio Maratas and Arnold Soberon, 41, both residents of the said barangay. PS2 commander, Police Chief Inspector Benedicto …

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ASEAN assessment report: Security worked in ‘synergy’

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March 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Following the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings held in Bacolod City last week, the ASEAN Security Task Force (ASTF) released their assessment report, crediting the security agencies in Bacolod City for “tirelessly working in synergy with the local government.” According to ASTF Commander, Police Director Napoleon Taas, “[ASEAN delegates] …

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Following ‘Comeleak,’ national commission to hold summit on data security

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March 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim In the aftermath of “Comeleak,” the data breach of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that occurred during the 2016 national elections, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said they will be hosting the first Data Protection Officers Summit, in order to tackle the issue of data security. NPC Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro …

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Grenade, ammunition turned over to PS4

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March 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A grenade and several .45 caliber bullets were turned over to Police Station 4 (PS4), yesterday morning. PS4 commander, Police Senior Inspector Elmer Bonilla, said the explosive and bullets were turned over by a trisikad driver, who claimed it was left over by one of his passengers. Bacolod City Police …

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Presidential Spokesman touts ‘happy’ survey, says Filipinos ‘feel safer’

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March 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Following a December 2016 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that found 91 percent of Filipinos surveyed consider themselves “happy,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella touted the results, calling it, “The highest score in 20 years.” “Around this time, the economy of the Philippines is on the upswing at 6.6 percent during the …

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City Council offers condolences for former Don Salvador Benedicto mayor

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March 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) passed a resolution yesterday expressing sympathies for the passing of former Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member and Don Salvador Benedicto Mayor Nehemias Dela Cruz. Dela Cruz died last week of health complications at the age of 66. According to the resolution, penned by City Councilor …

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Widower robbed in Negros Oriental

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March 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A house owned by a widower was allegedly burglarized in Barangay Poblacion, Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental, Tuesday morning. Police identified the victim as 42-year-old Melanie Luang, a resident of the said barangay. Vallehermoso municipal police said the victim came to their station for help, after she discovered her house was broken …

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Iloilo provincial government gives 40 scholars summer jobs

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March 30, 2017
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By Jezza A. Nepomoceno The Iloilo provincial government is providing summer jobs for 40 scholars enrolled at local state universities and colleges, through the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). For those enrolled in Iloilo City, they will be assigned to the Iloilo Provincial Capitol, while those throughout the province will be assigned to …

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Iloilo-Guimaras ferry terminal fee scrapped

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March 30, 2017
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By Tara Yap Following an agreement forged between Guimaras Vice Governor John Edward Gando, the Guimaras provincial government, the Iloilo City government, and DoubleDragon Properties Corp., during a meeting called by Philippine Coast Guard-Iloilo (PCG-Iloilo), passengers will be able to use the Iloilo-Guimaras Ferry Terminal for free for the next 10 years. DoubleDragon Properties Corp., …

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Iloilo sugar workers go on strike

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March 30, 2017
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By Tara Yap The Central Azucarera de San Antonio Sugar Mill Workers Union Federation in Passi City went on strike yesterday, claiming they have yet to receive certain benefits from management. According to union president Roberto Otero, more than 100 laborers joined the protest. He said the union previously sought a resolution through Passi City …

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