Governor to media: ‘Scale down’ reporting of traffic, criminality in Bacolod City

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September 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Amid the spate of hold-up and robbery incidents, along with everyday gridlock traffic, throughout Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. responded by requesting media outlets “scale down the reporting of these incidents.” He called the current situation in the city “not yet alarming” and highlighted his priority of …

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15 injured after fastcraft slams into jetty at Bredco Port

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September 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least 15 people were injured after a fastcraft vessel slammed into the jetty at the Bredco port, Thursday afternoon. Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod station chief, Lieutenant Senior Grade Jimmy Oliver Vingno, said the ship, identified as Ocean Jet 7 originating from Iloilo City and captained by Henry Sakay of Mandaue …

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New SRA Administrator assures retention of Sugar Order No. 3

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September 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Recently-appointed administrator for the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Hermenegildo Serafica yesterday assured industry stakeholders Sugar Order No. 3 (SO3), which was issued earlier this year, will be retained. Serafica met with industry stakeholders at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol, with Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol also in attendance. “I …

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MassKara Festival BCPO: Over 1,000 law enforcement agents to be deployed

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September 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga With the MassKara Festival beginning Sunday evening, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, said they will deploy over 1,000 police officers, with other agencies offering additional law enforcement agents, during the event. The police chief noted, around 600 police officers will augment the city …

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Electricity rates up for September –Ceneco First time above P10/kWh since May

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September 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) recently revealed the residential rate for September 2017 is P10.0130 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), an increase of around 37¢/kWh from last month’s rate of P9.6447/kWh. The utility co-op credited the increase to an increase in power purchased. Last month, rates reduced by about 33¢/kWh, however, …

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Bacolod City dengue cases down by 20% –CHO

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September 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Based on data released by the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO), dengue cases in the city have dropped by 20 percent. Assistant City Health Officer, Dr. Jovie Vergara, said 1,281 cases have been recorded this year between January and September, down from 1,599 during the same period last year. Barangay …

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MassKara Festival Bacolod CHO to inspect all food kiosks

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September 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The City Health Office (CHO) health and sanitation team will be conducting inspections of all food kiosks at the two festival sites once the opening of the MassKara Festival takes place on Sunday. Assistant City Health Officer, Dr. Jovie Vergara, said many kiosks are expected to temporarily sell their food …

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Three robbery suspects arrested following hold-up spree in Mansilingan, Alijis

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September 30, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern Three individuals suspected of hold-up incidents in Barangays Mansilingan and Alijis were arrested Thursday night through a follow-up operation by Police Station 7 (PS7). Authorities identified the suspects as Crisanto ‘Toto Bulong’ Primavera, Jerry ‘Bebs’ Arabello, and Ronniel Antiqui, all residents of Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City. PS7 chief, …

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Ceres FC meets Ilocos United tonight

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September 30, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The last time Ceres-Negros FC met Ilocos United FC, it was a 7-0 thrashing in favor of the Negrense side. The two clubs are set to meet again tonight, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Panaad Park and Stadium. Ceres FC midfielder Joshua Dutosme, who was recently elevated to …

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