PRO-6 recognizes police officers involved in Cauayan ambush

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October 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After previously hinting the Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) was considering giving awards to the police officers involved in the recent ambush in Barangay Caliling, Cauayan, PRO-6 director, Police Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, yesterday conferred awards to the five members of the Cauayan Municipal Police Station. Based on documents released …

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Store owner gunned down by three unidentified men

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October 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A store owner died after being shot by three unidentified men at Purok Cereza 1, Barangay 27, Bacolod City, late Saturday evening. Police identified the fatality as 43-year-old Guimaras Villalba, a resident of the said barangay. Investigators from Police Station 4 (PS4) said Villalba was attending to his sari-sari store when three …

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Drug lord’s son, three others charged for illegal drugs, gun possession

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October 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The son of recently-captured drug lord Arturo Balume, Sr., along with three others, were brought up on illegal drugs and illegal firearm possession charges over the weekend. Police identified the four suspects as Arturo Balume, Jr., Hany Grace Balume, Pamela Balume, and Ryan Cainglet. Hinoba-an municipal police said the …

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UNDOC: No transport strike in Bacolod City

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October 16, 2017
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Classes suspended nationwide By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Local transport group, the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center (UNDOC), yesterday announced they would not be formally joining the two-day nationwide transport strike, set to begin today and run until tomorrow, Tuesday. According to UNDOC Secretary-General Diego Malacad, the group will not conduct a transport strike in …

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Dengue-related deaths in Negros Occidental hits 31

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October 16, 2017
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Report from last week: 25 deaths By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The most recent data from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) revealed a total 31 dengue-related deaths have been recorded in Negros Occidental this year, an addition of six cases since their previous report, which was released last week. According to PHO head, Dr. …

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MassKara Festival: BTAO tells truck drivers to avoid major roads during festival highlights

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October 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) advised local truck hauling companies to avoid traveling along major roads in the city during the highlights of the ongoing MassKara Festival. In addition, BTAO head, Police Superintendent Luisito Acebuche, said a truck ban will be implemented along major roads on Friday, October 20, …

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Iloilo International Airport reopened Sunday night

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October 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Iloilo International Airport reopened Sunday night after a Cebu Pacific Air airbus A320 veered off the runway last Friday. According to Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolonio, the airport was supposed to resume operations Saturday night, however, bad weather made it difficult to remove the aircraft. According to a …

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Congressman endorses PDEA takeover of anti-drug operations

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October 16, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Alejandro Mirasol endorsed the recent move by President Rodrigo Duterte to shift responsibility over anti-drug operations from the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). “Give PDEA a chance to perform their mandate,” he said. PDEA-Region VI (PDEA-6) Director Wardly Getalia …

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PRO-6 Director in Bacolod City for task force send-off ceremony

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October 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, is scheduled to arrive in Bacolod City today for the send-off of Task Force MassKara 2017 at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC). In a statement by Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Police Community Relations (PCR) head, Police …

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Wanted robber arrested in Villamonte

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October 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A wanted robber was arrested by police after tracking down his whereabouts at the East Bloc, Villa Angela in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Saturday. Police identified the suspect as Joseph ‘Jojo’ Belaong, a resident of Purok Aning, Barangay Pahanocoy in the said city. In a report by Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod, Senior …

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