Western Visayas police on ‘full alert’ –PRO-6 PRO-18: Guihulngan City attack targeted police

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July 25, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) spokesperson, Police Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, beyond heightened security during yesterday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) are imminent, prompting police across the region to go on “full alert status.” He pointed out last month’s raid on the …

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Militant group, Diocese disappointed with SONA Colmenares: Famine could return to Negros

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July 25, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares expressed his disappointment with President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, particularly with the excise tax and the importation of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Prior to the speech, his group already announced they would be holding a protest rally as …

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MBDJ inmate dies following prison shakedown

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July 25, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) inmate died in the hospital following violence that erupted from a prison shakedown yesterday morning. Jail guards identified the fatality only as “Jocjoc.” Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-Negros Island Region (BJMP-NIR) director, Jail Senior Superintendent Alberto Balauag, said they conducted Oplan: Galugad, around …

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Gasataya: Construction of Magsaysay flyover on schedule

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July 25, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The ongoing construction of the Magsaysay flyover along Araneta Street is on schedule, according to Bacolod City Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya. Gasataya made the clarification amid speculations construction had stopped. He explained, the columns have already been put in place, but it needs a 21-day curing period before workers …

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Mayor creates task force to enforce public smoking ban, crackdown on fake cigarettes

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July 25, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued an executive order last week creating the Bacolod Anti-Smoking Task Force (BASTF), which will both enforce the public smoking ban, recently implemented by President Rodrigo Duterte, and crackdown on the proliferation of fraudulent tobacco products. According to City Councilor Caesar Distrito, he will be …

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P1,500 worth of shabu seized in Hinigaran buy-bust

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July 25, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio A suspected drug pusher, carrying 0.100 grams of suspected shabu, worth P1,500, was caught in a buy-bust operation at Del Pilar Street, Barangay 3, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, last Sunday. Police identified the suspect as Rue Patalagsa, 40, and resident of the said barangay. Reports by Hinigaran municipal police said, …

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Woman wounded by grenade explosion in Negros Oriental

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July 25, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio A woman was wounded following the explosion of a grenade at Sitio Guilungsuran, Barangay Siapo, San Jose, Negros Oriental last Friday. Police identified the victim as Editha Peras Morales, resident of the said barangay. According to a police report, the victim and her live-in partner were on their way …

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Burger stall crew member robbed in Talisay City

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July 25, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio A burger stall crew member was robbed outside her store along Mabini Street, Barangay Zone 4A, Talisay City, Negros Occidental early Monday morning. Police identified the victim as Catherine Ann Cabel, 22, temporarily residing along Lopez-Jaena Street, Barangay 27, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. Reports by the Talisay City police …

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Ceneco rates up, as earlier speculated

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July 25, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Last week, following a “transparency meeting,” Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde revealed Ceneco planned to increase power rates by 1.4 centavos per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for residential consumers in July. According to a Ceneco press release that went out yesterday, rates for July 2017 will be P9.9235/kwh, …

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Couple mugged, killed in Escalante City

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July 25, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A husband and wife were found dead after they were stabbed and robbed by unidentified suspects at Sitio Paglaum, Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Sunday evening. Police identified the fatalities as 64-year-old Susana Morales and her 75-year-old husband Alfonso, both residents of the said barangay. Investigators from the Escalante …

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