NPA slams Guv, Aying Spox: General is ‘mad dog’

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June 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The New People’s Army (NPA) yesterday slammed 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) commander, Major General Jon Aying, following his statements branding the group as “terrorists and bandits,” in light of the recent ambush in Calatrava where a planter and his driver were killed. In a statement, JB Regalado, spokesperson for the …

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PDEA: NIR tops list of unresolved drug cases

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June 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Based on data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Negros Island Region (NIR) has the most unresolved drug cases in the country. According to Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) executive director, Undersecretary Maria Belen Angelita Matibag, “unresolved” means the case is still pending and active, with the court yet …

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30 killed in Western Visayas from drug war –PRO-6

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June 30, 2017
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By Tara Yap Based on official data, Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) spokesperson, Police Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, recently revealed the drug war has contributed to the deaths of 30 individuals in the Western Visayas. He pointed out, drug suspects were killed after resisting arrest and fighting law enforcement. Iloilo leads with the highest number of fatalities …

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MBCCI chief: Business sector endorses PUV modernization

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June 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) head Frank Carbon said the local business sector endorses Department of Transportation (DOTr) plans to modernize public utility vehicles (PUVs). Carbon said he is sure many would agree the PUVs in the country, including jeepneys, have become dilapidated. “We need to phase …

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Negros Oriental CHR probes barangay officials over alleged mauling

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June 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Oriental Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is currently looking into an alleged mauling by barangay officials in Mabinay, Negros Oriental on June 20. Special investigator, Dr. Jess Cañete, identified the three officials as Barangay Tadlom Captain Lowell Signap and tanods Merlito Gallanero and Modesto Fuentes. According to Cañete, …

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IPPO files criminal charges against NPA

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June 30, 2017
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By Tara Yap Newly-installed Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) chief, Police Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba, filed formal criminal charges on Thursday against the New People’s Army, in relation to the rebel group’s recent attack on the Maasin Municipal Police Station. The case listed a total five charges, including robbery in band, serious illegal detention, direct …

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UNICEF, Australian non-profits select Iloilo City for pilot HIV program

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June 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), alongside two Australian non-profit organizations, selected Iloilo City as one of two locations in the Philippines to run a pilot program focused on adolescents and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The other location is Zamboanga City. According to Iloilo City Health Officer, Dr. Bernardo Caspe, who …

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Fire razes house in Sipalay City

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June 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A fire razed the house of a senior citizen at Purok Riverside, Barangay Nabulao, Sipalay City, late Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters identified the victim as 68-year-old Disocoro Torres, Jr., a resident of the said barangay. Arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said they received a call around 5:00 …

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Dumaguete City police seize P59K worth of shabu

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June 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Dumaguete City police seized P59,000 worth of suspected shabu Wednesday afternoon after searching a high value target at Purok Punay, Barangay Pulantubig, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Police identified the suspect as 55-year-old Rockwell Cabano, a resident of the said barangay. Dumaguete City police said they conducted the joint operation with …

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Suspect in Bulacan massacre a native of Negros Occidental

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June 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The primary suspect in the massacre of five people in Bulacan, which included three children, was recently arrested by police and appears to be a native of Negros Occidental. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old construction worker Carmelino Navarro Ibañez, was arrested by San Jose del Monte police on Wednesday evening …

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