Reg’l officials want satellite offices in Negros

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August 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least three regional directors of government agencies of the abolished Negros Island Region (NIR) appealed to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the retention of satellite offices in Negros Occidental. DILG Undersecretary Austere Panadero said he will forward to the national office the request of …

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NOPPO to deploy more cops to Hinigaran

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August 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director Police Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil yesterday said additional policemen will be deployed to Hinigaran town after nine cops requested for transfer in view of the conflict between Mayor Nadie Arceo and former town police chief Police Senior Inspector Lawrence Bathan. “There will be …

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Gasataya asks DPWH to fast track Mandalagan drainage projects

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August 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Congressman Greg Gasataya has requested the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday to expedite the completion of the drainage project in Barangay Mandalagan, after a vehicle accidentally fell in an excavation early morning Monday. Gasataya said he immediately contacted District Engineer Abraham Villareal after receiving information …

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BCPO urged to assist in traffic control

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August 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has passed a resolution during their regular session last week, requesting the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) to assist enforcers of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) in managing the traffic flow in the city. In an email to the WDJ, City Committee on Laws, Ordinances, …

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Iloilo City crime volume drops

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August 30, 2017
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Crime volume in Iloilo City dropped by 36 percent with 77 incidents reported during the second week of August 2017 compared to 121 incidents during the same period last year, data from Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) show. “We can conclude that Iloilo City is generally peaceful,” said ICPO operations chief Supt. Jowel Saliba. Maximum …

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PNP criticized for inaction in Boracay land dispute

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August 30, 2017
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The Philippine National Police (PNP) has been highly criticized for its alleged inaction over a land dispute that turned bloody at the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province. Dr. Marichi F. Ramos urged PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to look into the August 27 incident that left five people wounded. Ramos …

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Surigao solon to visit NegOcc

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August 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Barbers is scheduled to visit Negros Occidental next week to attend the groundbreaking of a new high school in Isabela town. Isabela councilor Patrick Montilla yesterday said Barbers is a close family friend and the chairman of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs. He added …

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Driver injured in road accident

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August 30, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A jeepney driver was injured after his vehicle collided with a private car along North Terminal in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City on Monday. Ronnie Mahinay, 35, sustained minor injuries after the jeepney he was driving bumped into a private car while making a detour, traffic investigators of Police …

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Son kills 80-yr-old ma in Sibulan

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August 30, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A mother was brutally killed by her own son at Purok 5, Brgy. Boloc-boloc, Sibulan, Negros Oriental early Monday morning. Police identified the fatality as Josephina Manaban, 86, with her son Roger Manaban, 52, as the suspect. Both are residents of the area. Sibulan town police said Roger …

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Cargo truck runs over woman

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August 30, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A cargo truck ran over a woman who lost control of her motorcycle while driving along Alberto Arceo Drive in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City Monday afternoon. Police identified the suspect as 39-year-old Ruel Menente, resident of Brgy. Buenavista, Murcia, Negros Occidental while the victim’s identity was withheld upon …

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