State of the District Address: 300 school buildings, another flyover coming

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July 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya delivered a State of the District Address (SODA) at the Bacolod Pavillon yesterday afternoon, where he discussed legislation he authored, along with approved and implemented projects. According to the congressman, he authored 32 bills and co-authored 60 measures. He emphasized infrastructure projects implemented, …

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Mayor prioritizes terminal improvements over runway expansion

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July 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following reports the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) approved a P20 billion budget for the improvement of Bacolod-Silay Airport, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said terminal expansion takes priority over runway expansion. “With the existing 9,000 square meters of terminal space, it needs to be doubled because most flights …

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Benitez: Waiting on committee report before pushing for federalism

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July 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez said he and his colleagues are currently awaiting the committee report on the shift towards a federal form of government, a primary campaign promise by President Rodrigo Duterte, before formal discussions on charter change begin. In a recent interview, Benitez said he expects …

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Dog tests positive for rabies in Cauayan

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July 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A dog in Cauayan, Negros Occidental recently tested positive for rabies after the Barangay Camindangan captain was bitten by the said dog on July 13. According to Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) head, Dr. Renante Decena, this case marks the fourteenth rabies case in the province this year. He traced the …

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Cousins nabbed in Brgy. 33 buy-bust

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July 31, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern Two cousins were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by Police Station 6 (PS6), led by Police Chief Inspector Jovil Sedel, at Purok Lirio, Barangay 33, Bacolod City Saturday evening. Police identified the suspected drug pushers as 38-year-old Aladin Villagracia, the subject of the buy-bust operation; and Richard …

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Iloilo looking to replicate Negros crab hatchery

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July 31, 2017
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During the recent Visayan Sea Summit on Sicogon Island, part of Carles, Iloilo, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. pitched the idea of a crab hatchery, currently utilized in his province, to Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., as a means of reviving crab production. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said Provincial Agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo will send …

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Man found dead in San Carlos City ditch

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July 31, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A man was found dead at Crossing Magpantay, Sitio Panuolan, Barangay Guadalupe, San Carlos City, early Saturday morning. San Carlos City police, led by Police Officer 2 (PO2) Jake Caballero, identified the fatality as Rodolfo Sasam, a resident of Margarita Extension, Barangay 2 in the said city. Police …

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One dead in Canlaon City shooting

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July 31, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A 29-year-old man was found dead, while another was wounded, following a shooting at Purok Orchids, Barangay Malaiba, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, Saturday evening. Police identified the fatality as Marjun Sabio, and the wounded as Eleoterio Gicale, 29, both residents of the said purok. Canlaon City police said …

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