Second carnapper in Sharina Heights shootout identified

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August 17, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern The second suspected carnapper killed in a shootout with police earlier this week in Sharina Heights, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City was identified by authorities, yesterday. Police identified the fatality as 23-year-old Jay-R Cruz, a resident of Purok Paglaum, Barangay 17, in the said city. In the initial police …

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Call center agent stabbed by robbers in Dumaguete City

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August 17, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A call center agent was stabbed by three unknown suspects after fighting them off at Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, early Tuesday morning. Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Lored Cleo Pacilan, originally from Ayungon, Negros Oriental but is temporarily residing in the said barangay. Reports released …

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2017 Little League Softball World Series Philippines loses 4th game, exits tournament

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August 17, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The Philippines, representing the Asia-Pacific region, have lost four out of five games at the 2017 Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon in the United States and were effectively eliminated from the tournament following their recent 11-1 loss to the Southeast region, represented by Rowan Little League from …

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JPV Marikina signs Negrense striker

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August 17, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Philippines Football League (PFL) club JPV Marikina FC recently signed former STI-West Negros University striker Jaime Poderoso, Jr. “It’s really a blessing to be signed up in a national league,” he said. “I have to work double time.” Upon transferring to the Marikina City-based side, Poderoso joins former college teammates …

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Meralco beats Ceres, 2-1; ends home winning streak

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August 17, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The winning streak at the Panaad Park and Stadium came to end last night for Ceres-Negros FC as they lost their Philippines Football League (PFL) match, 2-1, to FC Meralco Manila. The first goal did not come until the second half, when Meralco midfielder Curt Dizon met the back of …

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Board Member: Marañon wants me to run for vice governor Escalante projects 2018 Negros Occidental budget at P3.3B

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August 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr. yesterday revealed the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) is planning to meet next week, August 25, to discuss who should run for governor and vice governor in the 2019 polls, noting he was recently encouraged to run for office. After indicating the party …

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Mayor: City must complete Felisa landfill cell

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August 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia urged the city government to act on completing cell number two of the city’s sanitary landfill in Barangay Felisa, in order to pass requirements set forth by RA 9003, or the Solid Waste Management Act. He noted, it would take time if the city were …

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NIR employees, police will not be displaced –DILG

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August 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Acting Secretary Catalino Cuy yesterday assured provincial employees and law enforcement assigned to the Negros Island Region (NIR) will not be displaced, following the recent executive order dissolving the region. He explained, employees would only be returned to their respective offices, either …

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PRO-18 Director: No reason to replace Hinigaran police chief

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August 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following complaints from Hinigaran Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo, claiming municipal police chief, Police Senior Inspector Lawrence Bathan, is “uncooperative” in the fight against illegal drugs, Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) director, Police Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzales, yesterday responded saying there is no reason to replace the town’s top cop. During a …

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PHO: Bird flu cannot be transmitted by eating chicken

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August 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Provincial Health Office (PHO) yesterday assured local residents avian influenza, or bird flu, cannot be transmitted to humans by eating chicken or other poultry products. PHO head, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, explained the virus has two classes, highly pathogenic and mild pathogenic; and humans are vulnerable if exposed to the …

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