Six homes destroyed in Barangay 38 fire Brgy. Captain: Fire caused by mosquito coil

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June 9, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Six homes were destroyed, while two others were damaged, in a late Wednesday evening fire that struck Purok Sampaguita, Barangay 38, Bacolod City. According to Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod (BFP-Bacolod) Arson Investigator, Senior Fire Officer 2 (SFO2) Archie Españo, their station received the fire call around 8:35 p.m., prompting different …

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Iloilo PENRO head faces dismissal

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June 9, 2017
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By Tara Yap Suspended Iloilo Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Soledad Sucaldito may face dismissal after Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. approved such action after the investigation team found enough evidence against the government official. Sucaldito was recently found guilty in three administrative cases regarding grave misconduct, gross negligence, and simple negligence. Last …

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Police Chief: Seven Valladolid barangays to be declared ‘drug-free’

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June 9, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to Valladolid town police chief, Police Senior Inspector Junji Liba, seven of the 16 barangays in his town will soon be declared as “drug-free barangays.” The seven barangays were identified as Guintorilan, Batuan, Ayungon, Doldol, Alijis, Paloma and Bayabas. He said, once declared, Valladolid will become the first of …

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PNP warns Iloilo banks on skimming devices

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June 9, 2017
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By Tara Yap The Philippine National Police (PNP) is encouraging Iloilo City banks to beef up security after a skimming device was found at a local ATM. Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Shella Mae Sangrines, said bank management and its security agencies must cooperate and follow recommendations made by law enforcement …

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Two homes destroyed in Bago City fire

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June 9, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A fire broke out on Thursday morning at Purok Sun Flower, Barangay Poblacion, Bago City, resulting in the destruction of two homes. Based on a report by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Bago City, the victim, Imelda Tasic Boyonas, said she was cooking lunch when a fire started …

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Car hit by ‘bukas kotse’ gang along Gatuslao Street

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June 9, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A car owned by a businesswoman visiting the city was allegedly hit by the infamous ‘bukas kotse’ gang along Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City, Tuesday afternoon. Police identified the victim as 39-year-old Genalyn Dela Peña, a resident of Roxas City, Capiz. In a report by Police Station 1 (PS1) lead investigator, …

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Iloilo selected as a JobStart pilot location

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June 9, 2017
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By Jezza A. Nepomoceno Based on a March assessment by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), which found the Iloilo Public Employment Service Office (PESO) ranked among the highest in readiness, the province was selected as one of 15 areas where the JobStart Philippines Program will launch. Intended as a youth employment facilitation program, the …

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SSS holds Employers’ Day in an effort to improve services

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June 9, 2017
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The Social Security System (SSS) held Employers’ Day earlier this week at SM City Bacolod, which gathered around 100 local employers, where the government agency gathered feedback and comments regarding their programs and services. “We invited employers because they are the ones who see the gray areas of SSS and how we can improve our …

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