NIR abolition will not hamper city’s development –Zayco

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August 24, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro Zayco yesterday said the abolition of the Negros Island Region (NIR) will not hamper the city’s developments, noting investors had already expressed interest in the city before NIR had even been planned. “The city’s development is continuous because we are at the junction of the two …

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TFK: Tensions in Hinigaran will ease following Police Chief’s removal

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August 24, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Task Force Kasanag (TFK) chairman John Chiong said he expects tensions in Hinigaran to ease following the removal of Police Senior Inspector Lawrence Bathan as municipal police chief, which was recently ordered by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa, in response to a request made by …

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Bacolod City hospital named in PhilHealth scam probe

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August 24, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim A congressional hearing of the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability earlier this week revealed some hospital physicians allegedly collected excessive amounts in Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) claims for unnecessary procedures, with the Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Bacolod City named as one of the involved hospitals. …

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Chinese firm begins feasibility study for Iloilo City monorail

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August 24, 2017
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BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd., an automobile manufacturer based in Xi’an, China, recently began their feasibility study for the proposed monorail system in Iloilo City. “If viable, this project may address the city’s transportation concerns,” said Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. The proposed monorail is expected to stretch from Iloilo City, through the town …

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Suspected molester arrested in Silay City

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August 24, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A man suspected of previously molesting a female secondary student was arrested, early Wednesday morning, in Silay City. Identified only as “Paterno,” the suspect is 47 years old and a resident of a barangay located in the mountainous area of Silay City. According to Silay City police, the …

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One pusher, three users caught in Taculing bust

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August 24, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern Four suspects were nabbed in a buy-bust operation at Purok Sunrise 2, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City, Tuesday evening, where between P6,000 and P7,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized. Police identified the suspects as 39-year-old Marvin Diansen, the subject of the operation and a resident of Purok Rio …

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Driver injured in Talisay City highway crash

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August 24, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A driver was hospitalized after suffering serious injuries following a vehicular collision along the national highway, in front of the Sta. Clara warehouse building in Barangay Zone 15, Talisay City, early Wednesday morning. Police identified the victim as 24-year-old Antonio Lee, a resident of the Antilla Subdivision in …

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What’s next after Ateneo-Perlas goodwill game?

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August 24, 2017
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  On Monday, the STI-West Negros University gym was jam-packed with Bacolodnon and Negrense volleyball fans watching the exhibition match between the ladies’ volleyball teams of Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) and Perlas-BanKo. The cheers from the crowd were deafening from start to finish. It was the first time seeing a gym filled with volleyball-loving …

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