Martial Law in Visayas possible –Aying

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May 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) commander Major Geneneral Jon Aying said there is a possibility that President Rodrigo R. Duterte might declare martial law in the Visayas islands to counter the threat of various terror groups operating in Mindanao. In a report by TV Patrol Negros, Aying explained the possibility was …

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Last mass at Queen of Peace Church today

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May 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga On the feast day of its patroness, the Queen of Peace of Church will officially be “de-parished” and, after more than four decades, will no longer be considered by the Catholic hierarchy as a place of worship after a final mass is celebrated today. Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon will officiate …

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NBI criticized for delayed autopsy report release on pregnant woman, twins

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May 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The husband who lost his pregnant common-law wife, along with the twins she was bearing, while undergoing treatment at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) scored government agencies for alleged inaction over his request to release the autopsy and investigation reports. In a press conference yesterday, Jose Cesar …

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Barangay Tanods killed by CAFGU member in EB Magalona

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May 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) allegedly opened fire and killed two barangay tanods in Barangay Canlusong, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, late Monday evening. Police identified the fatalities as 33-year-old Armando Labto, Jr., and Rogelio Bendol, 48, both residents of the said barangay. EB Magalona municipal …

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TFC claims to have evidence of PhilHealth cataract fraud

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May 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Anti-crime and anti-corruption group Task Force Crusaders (TFC) claimed to have evidence against three doctors from the Cataract Foundation allegedly involved with Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) fraud. TFC deputy national commander John Chiong said, based on complaints from cataract patients, they were referred by the Cataract Foundation to three ophthalmologists. …

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PHO: Avoid buying street food

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May 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) reminded parents to prepare meals of their children instead of having them buy street food. Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, provincial health officer, yesterday reminded local government units to “regulate street foods, especially on hygiene.” He also advised parents to ensure the food they prepare …

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Man shot while asleep in Bago City

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May 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 37-year-old man was killed in his sleep after being shot twice by a still-unidentified gunman in Barangay Don Jorge Araneta, Bago City, Negros Occidental, early Tuesday morning. Police identified the fatality as Ian Manaay, a resident of the said barangay. Based on initial investigation by Bago City police, the …

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Street pusher nabbed by police, PDEA operatives

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May 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A street level drug pusher was arrested by anti-drug operatives of the Tanjay City police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Barangay 7, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, late Monday evening. Police identified the suspect as Ray Omaña, a resident of the said barangay. Tanjay City police said they …

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Iloilo to pilot couples counseling centers

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May 31, 2017
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By Jezza A. Nepomoceno Dubbed the Multipurpose Counseling and Family Development Center (MCFDC), the Iloilo provincial government will be setting up couples counseling centers in the towns of Oton, San Miguel, Alimodian, Cabatuan, Dueñas, and Concepcion this year. “This is where couples can learn about marriage enrichment and how to resolve or avoid marital crisis …

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