Newly-appointed NOPPO Director reshuffles personnel

Posted by watchmen
August 9, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., ordered a reshuffle of personnel, shortly after being appointed to the position yesterday morning. Based on the order, Cauayan Municipal police chief, Police Chief Inspector Ruben Fajarito, was replaced by Police Chief Inspector Gary Allan Resuma. Fajarito, …

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Police seize P310K worth of shabu in Taculing

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August 9, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Anti-drug operatives from Police Station 6 (PS6) seized almost P310,000 worth of suspected shabu following a buy-bust operation at Doña Juliana Drive, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City, Tuesday evening. Police identified the arrested suspect as 29-year-old John Ernst Gonzales, a resident of Barangay Singcang-Airport in the said city. PS6 commander, Police …

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Local DENR: Iloilo Provincial Government can conduct quarry operations

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August 9, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

Following concerns recently voiced by the National Economic and Development Authority-Region VI (NEDA-6) surrounding the risks posed to major infrastructure projects in Iloilo by quarrying activity, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region VI (DENR-6) responded, saying the Iloilo provincial government can be its own quarry operator. “The Iloilo provincial government can extract and then …

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Fil-Sino Athletic Club Inter-Color Basketball Tournament Sprint 4T Rider wins 36-and-above division

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August 9, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Sprint 4T Rider recently captured the 36-and-above division of the Fil-Sino Athletic Club Inter-Color Basketball Tournament after defeating Ultron Race, 72-55, at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School gym. Sprint 4T Rider led throughout the game, with a 44-32 lead at halftime. The smallest margin between the two teams came …

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Northern Negros B+ WISER program closes after four years

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August 9, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

By Paulo Loreto Lim The northern Negros Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+ WISER) program recently ended its four-year tenure in the region with a ceremony at the L’Fisher Hotel. During their time in the province, the group focused on protected areas, which included portions of the Northern Negros Natural …

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Ceneco inaugurates newly-renovated Silay City field office

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August 9, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) recently inaugurated their newly-renovated field office at Cinco de Noviembre-Figueroa Streets in Silay City. The revamp resulted in improvements to the dispatcher area, the teller section, the consumer complaints area, as well as expansion of the seminar room. The office was blessed by Rev. Fr. Henryck Villanueva, with …

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Andres Bautista revelations cast even more doubt on the 2016 election

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August 9, 2017
Posted in OPINION

“The Commission on Elections, as a constitutional body, must not only be compliant with the laws ensuring honesty and integrity in the performance of government service, but also be above suspicion of any irregularity being the guardian of the Philippine electoral system.” –Senate President Vicente Sotto III With the recent allegations by the wife of …

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Mayor, seven others indicted in P9.3 million procurement case

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August 8, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, along with seven other government officials, were indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas over allegations P9.3 million used on city activities and projects did not undergo public bidding. According to documents signed by Deputy Ombudsman to the Visayas Paul Elmer Clemente, the Ombudsman Field …

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