PRO-18 Director denies links to illegal gambling Gumban threatens libel suit against accusers

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April 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) Director, Police Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, denied accusations claiming he is involved in illegal gambling in Negros Occidental. In an interview yesterday morning, following the opening of the PRO-18 3rd NIR Invitational Shootfest competition, Gumban said, since taking office, his office has accumulated many accomplishments in …

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Wanted man gunned down by La Castellana cop

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April 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A wanted man was killed after he allegedly got into an argument and tried to shoot a police officer along Caduhada Street, Barangay Robles, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, yesterday morning. Police identified the fatality as 20-year-old Jered Labiga, a resident of Barangay 3, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. In a preliminary …

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Endangered turtle released after being rescued earlier this month

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April 27, 2017
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By Tara Yap The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region VI (DENR-6) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) recently released the endangered olive ridley sea turtle, which was rescued earlier this month in Tigbauan, Iloilo. After being rescued by Rogelio Sanchez, the turtle was transferred to SEAFDEC, where it was examined. The turtle …

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2017 Palarong Pambansa SP approves financial awards for Bacolod City medalists

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April 27, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) yesterday approved a resolution requesting Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia to provide financial awards for Bacolod City athletes who earn medals in the ongoing 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique. The resolution, penned by City Councilor Caesar Distrito, who previously authored a resolution requesting awards for …

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Illegal gambling den raided in Tanjay City

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April 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An illegal gambling den was raided by joint members of the Regional Special Operations Task Group-18 (RSOTG-18) at Sitio Cogon, Barangay San Jose, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, Tuesday afternoon, leading to the arrest of 52-year-old Roquesa Reyes, a resident of Barangay Cogon in the said city. Tanjay City police chief, …

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Fight erupts between drinking partners in Pontevedra

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April 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A fist fight erupted between friends at Purok Tamsic, Barangay Miranda, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, yesterday morning. Police identified the victim as 63-year-old Dominador Placido, a resident of the said barangay. Pontevedra police said the victim, along with several companions, were drinking inside Placido’s house, when a misunderstanding occurred between Placido …

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BTAO enforcer who jumped off a bridge was allegedly drunk

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April 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) enforcer, who reportedly jumped off a bridge along the boundary of Barangays Mansilingan and Alijis, may face suspension, after it was discovered he was allegedly drunk while on duty. Police Superintendent Luisito Acebuche, head of BTAO, said 26-year-old Michael Biñas of Barangay Bata apparently …

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Provincial government transactions take place at the Panaad Bamboo Village today

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April 27, 2017
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With the provincial government celebrating Provincial Capitol Employees Day today, the Capitol Building and Provincial Administration Center along Gatuslao Street will be closed for the day. All government transactions will be conducted at the Panaad Bamboo Village, located at the Panaad Park in Barangay Mansilingan. Employees Day activities will see Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, …

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DTI seminar focuses on ‘the right business mindset’

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April 27, 2017
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Franchise and business strategist Armando Bartolome urged local businesspeople to have “the right business mindset” during a recent seminar at the Sugarland Hotel, sponsored by the local Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). He said the first five years of starting the business is usually the most difficult and critical, adding one should have a …

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2017 Panaad sa Negros Festival Silay City wins senior dancesport competition, places in other divisions

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April 27, 2017
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Silay City recently won the special event division, the senior category, of the 2017 Panaad Latin Dancesport Competition, an official event of the ongoing 2017 Panaad sa Negros Festival. Anthony Arbolante and Leilani Azuro beat out Alvin Hablo and Reyma Barrios of Bacolod City, who took second place; and Darwin Encarguez and Kristal Mae Villaro …

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