Villamonte drug haul likely originated in Mindanao –NOPPO

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June 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to intelligence received by Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, surrounding the recent drug seizure in Barangay Villamonte, the illicit substance likely originated in Mindanao. He believes the drug haul, valued at P2 million, took the “usual” drug route, arriving at the …

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Ceneco GM: Duterte invited to August convention in Bacolod City

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June 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), Inc. General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde, Jr., President Rodrigo Duterte was officially invited to the upcoming Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (Philreca) national convention, scheduled to take place on August 2 at the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod. Lagarde added, there …

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Alvarez pushes for more education in combating illegal drugs 17,000 participate in IDADAIT walk earlier this week

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June 29, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Serving as guest speaker at the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) observance in Bacolod City earlier this week, Negros Occidental 6th District Rep. Mercedes Alvarez highlighted the importance of education in the ongoing fight against illegal drugs. “Education is very important,” she stated. “Drug abuse among the …

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Over 75% consider Iloilo hospitals are well managed –Survey

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June 29, 2017
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By Jezza A. Nepomoceno According to a recent survey of 750 respondents by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), 77.5 percent consider three remote Iloilo hospitals, namely Aleosan District Hospital, the Dr. Ricardo S. Provido, Sr. Memorial Hospital, and the Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital, “well managed.” Respondents provided generally positive answers, including 76.7 percent …

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Poll protest not junked –Talisay City mayoral bet

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June 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The camp of Talisay City mayoral bet Sheila Saratan clarified her poll protest against Mayor Neil Lizares was not junked, as initially reported in the June 22 issue of Watchmen Daily Journal, but rather elevated before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) first division to the Comelec en banc. According to …

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Grab donates raincoats for BTAO enforcers

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June 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Online transport application Grab Philippines recently donated 400 raincoats to the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) during a turnover ceremony at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC). According to Grab-Bacolod office manager Jocelyn Yoshida, traffic enforcers are “heroes.” She noted, during a recent visit to the city, Grab country manager …

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Three arrested for drugs in Barangay 2

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June 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least three people were arrested by police after they conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City, late Tuesday afternoon. Police identified the suspects as 37-year-old Philbert Rogacion; Don Brandon Gulfan, 22; and Jason Gado, 20. Police Station 2 (PS2) commander, Police Chief Inspector Benedicto Villarias, …

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Shoplifter nabbed by mall security

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June 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A suspected shoplifter was nabbed by security guards at a mall located along Araneta Street, Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, Tuesday evening. Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Alayssa Mae Sandag, a resident of Nagahili-ugyon, Barangay Tangub in the said city. Records released by Police Station 8 (PS8) said the suspect …

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Coffee shop gunman arrested

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June 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An 18-year-old coffee shop customer was nearly shot along 23rd Lacson Street, part of Barangay 5, Bacolod City, after the individual he invited for coffee recently pointed a gun at him. Police identified the victim as Jero Rebote, a resident of Purok Kalantas, Barangay Villamonte of the said city. Investigators …

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EMB orders municipal government to dispose of Boracay garbage

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June 29, 2017
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By Tara Yap Amid accumulating garbage at popular destination Boracay Island, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Regional Director Ariel Gloria ordered the municipal government of Malay to remove the waste by July 17. The municipality of Malay is responsible for transporting trash from Boracay to the mainland on a daily basis. Based on recent reports, an …

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