Board Member claims NPA is not responsible for Cadiz City solar farm raid

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September 23, 2017
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Escalante: Solar power is the best source of energy we could give By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr. recently stated, despite the New People’s Army (NPA) being eyed as the prime suspect behind last week’s raid on the solar energy farm in Barangay Tinampa-an, Cadiz City, he claims …

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MassKara Festival: Police looking to achieve ‘zero crime rate’ during celebration

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September 23, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday announced they are looking to achieve a “zero crime rate” during the annual MassKara Festival, set to take place in Bacolod City next month. According to BCPO acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, local law enforcement has been split into task …

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BCPO Chief: Bacolod City is safe

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September 23, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   In response to social media being recently flooded with posts reporting hold-up incidents, thefts, and carnappings – along with introducing the hashtag #Bacolodisnotsafe – occurring throughout Bacolod City, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, denied all the chatter. “Bacolod is safe,” he stated. …

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NBI recovers firearms, explosives following raid on police officer’s home

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September 23, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives from Manila yesterday raided the home of Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Joshua Barile, an active duty police officer and member of the Regional Command Security Unit (RCSU). A search of the residence, located at Regent Pearl Homes Subdivision 2, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod …

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Man mauled after firing a gun in Tangub

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September 23, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern   A man reportedly firing a gun indiscriminately in front of a barangay tanod outpost in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City was mauled by bystanders early Thursday morning. Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old John Mark Ebasco, a resident of Purok Greenfield 1 in the said barangay. According to authorities, …

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Four arrested for illegal gambling in Bacolod City

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September 23, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern   Four men were arrested for illegal gambling at 40 Luzuriaga-Lacson Streets in Barangay 37, Bacolod City, late Thursday afternoon. Police identified the suspects as 18-year-old Raffy Torrena, a resident of Phase 3, Barangay Handumanan; 27-year-old Joemarie dela Cruz (aka Negra) and 21-year-old  Jenold Bonieta (aka Jay-ar), both residents of Purok …

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Nearly P13K worth of illegal drugs confiscated from Barangay 33 buy-bust

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September 23, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern   The Police Station 6 (PS6) Drug Enforcement Team arrested a suspected drug pusher and seized P12,900 worth of illegal drugs, following a buy-bust operation along Rosario Street in Barangay 33, Bacolod City, Thursday afternoon. Police identified the suspect as 38-year-old Jorem Escaro, a resident of Hacienda San Roque, Barangay …

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PRO-18 to halt operations on Monday

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September 23, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said their office will halt operations on Monday, September 25. She noted, PRO-18 personnel in Negros Occidental have already been transferred back to PRO-6, while their counterparts in Negros Oriental have transferred back to PRO-7. The realignment came after …

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PENRO, DENR, DPWH working to ensure mangroves are protected amid esplanade projects

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September 23, 2017
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During the recent Iloilo-Batiano River Development Council meeting, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Raul Lorilla assured the ongoing esplanade projects throughout Iloilo City are being conducted with measures to ensure mangrove plantations are protected. According to a release, both the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region VI (DENR-6) and the Department of Public …

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