UNegA planning convention next month to select 2019 candidates Board Member: Ferrer preferred, but choice is up to the governor

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July 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The United Negros Alliance (UNegA) plans to hold a convention next month to select candidates for the 2019 elections, according to Negros Occidental Board Member David Lacson. He said UNegA leader, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. will deliver an official statement on the coalition’s selection to succeed him as …

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Magsaysay-Araneta streets closed for flyover construction

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July 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City government yesterday announced Araneta-Magsaysay Streets would be closed as the ongoing construction of a flyover enters its next phase. According to Bacolod City Administrator John Orola, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) requested the roads closed from August 7 to 21, from 3:00 p.m. to …

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SP passes resolution requesting DICT to provide free WiFi

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July 29, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) passed a resolution earlier this week requesting the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to provide free WiFi at government establishments, including libraries. The resolution, penned by City Councilor Caesar Distrito, said the issue is a matter pertinent to the National Broadband Plan (NBP), …

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Local congressman to hold State of the District Address

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July 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya announced plans to deliver his first State of the District Address (SODA) at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel on Sunday. The congressman explained, the address will touch upon legislative measures he filed, his voting record, and the status of projects he has implemented since July …

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Top drug suspect in Calatrava arrested

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July 29, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern The most wanted drug personality in Calatrava, along with a suspected drug pusher, were caught in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Ani-e, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, Thursday. Police identified the suspects as Pedro Pesanon, the top personality on the town’s drugs watch list and resident of Sitio Spur 2, …

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Husband, wife hacked in Kabankalan City

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July 29, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern At least one person was confirmed dead, while another was seriously wounded, after a hacking incident at Purok Cabansan, Barangay Orong, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Thursday afternoon. Police identified the fatality as Junior Gador Emproso and the wounded victim as his wife, Vivian Emprosi, both 40 and residents …

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Man stabbed in Sagay City brawl

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July 29, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A 30-year-old man was stabbed by unidentified suspects following a brawl at Purok Cunahap, Andres Bonifacio, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, late Thursday night. Police identified the victim as Jessie Lumuntad, a resident of Purok Palao, Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. Reports released by Sagay City police said …

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Fil-Sino Athletic Club Inter-Color Basketball Tournament Ultron Extra earns semifinal berth after beating Ultron Touring

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July 29, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Ultron Extra earned a spot in the 36-and-above division semifinals of the Fil-Sino Athletic Club Inter-Color Basketball Tournament after recently defeating Ultron Touring, 89-86, at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School gym. Despite a 66-56 lead by Ultron Touring heading into the final period, Michael Posa, Arvin Gustilo, and Efraim …

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