Esguerra files complaint vs Leonardia over failure to dismiss ex-CLO head Bayatan: Leonardia is undaunted by these dirty tactics

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August 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Former Executive Assistant to the Mayor Sarah Esguerra has filed a new criminal complaint against Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, this time alleging the failure of the local chief executive to dismiss the late City Legal Office (CLO) head Atty. Allan Zamora in 2006. In an August 13, 2017 affidavit …

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Phivolcs records 3 quakes at Mt. Kanlaon

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August 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recently recorded three volcanic quakes at Mt. Kanlaon. The tremors were recorded within a 24-hour period based on the bulletin issued by Phivolcs to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) of Negros Occidental yesterday. Volcanologists said they did not …

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Mabilog says he is open to lifestyle check

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August 31, 2017
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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is open to the lifestyle check ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte. “I have nothing to hide,” Mabilog said yesterday after Duterte again singled him out in a speech to generals of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Malacañang. “My house, while often described as a palace, is not quite …

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Espenido: It’s okay if Mayor Mabilog ignores me

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August 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido said he has no problem if Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog will ignore him when he arrives in the city following a presidential directive assigning him to Iloilo. In an interview with Bombo Radyo-Bacolod yesterday, Espenido said he would rather concentrate on his new …

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DepEd official ambushed in Guihulngan

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August 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A month after the deadly ambush that claimed the lives of six police officers and a civilian, another ambush took place yesterday morning killing an administrative assistant of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Barangay Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Police identified the victim as Oscar Solania Asildo Jr., a …

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Familiaran cites barangay officials’ role in implementing waste management law City turns over 14 new shredder machines

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August 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said the barangay officials have a big role in implementing the Solid Waste Management Act, as the city government prepares to fully implement the “No Segregation, No Collection Policy” starting September 1. Familiaran, chairman of the Solid Waste Action Team, yesterday led the …

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Works at Mandalagan drainage extended

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August 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) project engineer Ferdinand Magada said yesterday they will not be able to complete the construction of a drainage system in Barangay Mandalagan on time. Magada explained there is an obstruction at the project site and they have to revise the pathway of the …

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Iloilo remains filariasis-free

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August 31, 2017
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By Jezza Nepomoceno Iloilo province remains free from filarial parasites based on the transmission assessment survey and nocturnal blood survey held in selected sites where cases of lymphatic filariasis were previously recorded, Provincial Health Officer Patricia Grace Trabado announced. During the celebration of milestones on lymphatic filariasis elimination program in Casa Real de Iloilo earlier …

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Iloilo City police chief up for transfer

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August 31, 2017
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With the impending arrival of Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido, the chief of police of Iloilo City is scheduled for a new assignment. Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) announced that Sr. Supt. Remus Zacharias Canieso has ceased to be the director of Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) effective August 29. Canieso has been assigned as chief of …

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Son who kills ma faces parricide raps

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August 31, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The drug-crazed man who allegedly killed his own mother in the town of Sibulan, Negros Oriental Monday was charged with parricide by the town’s local police. Sibulan town police chief Police Senior Inspector Nelson Lamoco said 50-year-old Roger Manaban was formally charged for the death of his mother Josephina a …

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