It does not make sense to split up NIR –Senator Angara: Panaad is like 30 fiestas at the same time

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Senator Juan Edgardo ‘Sonny’ Angara, who was in town attending the Lin-ay sang Negros pageant, a part of the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival, last night, expressed his support for the retention of the Negros Island Region (NIR), saying it does not make sense to split up Negros Occidental and …

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Bago City wins Lin-ay sang Negros

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April 29, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The highlight of the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival saw Lin-ay sang Bago Angelica Esther Portugaleza win the title of Lin-ay sang Negros at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, last night. Lin-ay sang Pulupandan Ma. Angela Tañoso took 1st Runner-up. Despite picking up several awards, including Miss Kapuso, …

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Former Tanjay City Mayor, City Councilors indicted on graft charges

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Office of the Ombudsman recently ordered the indictment of former Tanjay City Mayor Lawrence Teves, along with City Councilors Jose Orlino and Steve Teves, on graft charges, stemming from “procurement anomalies” associated with certain barangay projects. Based on a report by the Commission on Audit (COA), materials for infrastructure …

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PRO-18: Cop involved with Abu Sayyaf group an isolated case

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) said the law enforcement official linked with the Abu Sayyaf terror group is an isolated case. PRO-18 spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, explained Police Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza, who is allegedly married to an Abu Sayyaf member, may have shown “weakness” when she fell …

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Majority of the service sector, sugar industry work in deplorable conditions –GAWA After pushing for higher sugar prices, says workers cannot afford commodities

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Local labor rights group, the General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA), is calling for better working conditions, with Secretary-General Wennie Sancho saying the majority of the service sector in the sugar industry work under “deplorable and worsening economic conditions.” He said many workers today are “underpaid, underfed, underemployed, and overworked.” …

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Comelec: No registration extensions for barangay, SK polls

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to Mavil Majarucon-Sia, Commission on Elections (Comelec) official for Bacolod City, with today, April 29, being the last day to register for the next barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, no extensions will be provided. She explained registration has been open since November of last year and their office …

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Sagay City drug den raided by police

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A suspected drug den was raided by operatives of the Sagay City Police Station, resulting in the arrest of three drug personalities along Marañon Street, Barangay Poblacion 2, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, late Wednesday evening. Police identified the three suspects as 24-year-old Joshua Arnaiz; Adolfo Bico, 26; and Fritz Azucena, …

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SP approves resolution requesting additional lifeguards

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan announced the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) approved his proposed resolution requesting the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) hire more certified lifeguards. These lifeguards will be deployed to public swimming establishments, including, but not limited to, seashores, beaches, creeks, and rivers, during …

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Thieves steal service firearm, belongings from police officer

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A police officer deployed to the 24th Panaad sa Negros Festival was allegedly victimized by thieves, carting away with his service firearm and belongings inside the Panaad Park and Stadium, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City. Police identified the victim as Police Officer 1 (PO1) Nash Arellano. Police Station 7 (PS7) commander, …

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Drunk driving motorcyclist loses leg after road collision in Mandalagan

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April 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 25-year-old man lost his leg, while another was injured, following a motorcycle collision with a taxi along Lacson Street, part of Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, yesterday morning. Police identified the victims as Kim Patrick Macawili and his backrider Mark Cyril Flores, 19, both residents of Barangay Dos Hermanas, Talisay …

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