Mabilog can still win the political ‘championship’

Posted by watchmen
October 30, 2017
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“To err is human, to blame someone else is politics.” –Hubert H. Humphrey I will bet my last centavo. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog will wrap up the political “championship” after the smoke has been cleared. The latest Ombudsman verdict dismissing him “for failing to explain an increase in his wealth of nearly P9 …

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German national found dead inside rented Taculing home

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 58-year-old German national was found dead inside his rented home along Villa Celia Avenue at the Villa Celia Subdivision, Barangay Taculing in Bacolod City, Friday afternoon. Police identified the fatality as Thomas Schulenburg, a resident of the said address since January of this year. In a report by Bombo Radyo-Bacolod, the …

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Two dead in Hinigaran motorcycle accident

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two people were confirmed dead after their motorcycle crashed along the national highway in Barangay Pilar, Hinigaran in Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatalities as 29-year-old Andie Jun Labares and 37-year-old Gerald Gelangala, both residents of Sitio Culo, Barangay Tagda in the said town. Hinigaran municipal police chief, Police Chief …

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One dead, one wounded in Murcia shooting

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga One person is confirmed dead, while another was wounded, after they were shot by two unidentified gunmen at Hacienda San Ramon, Barangay Salvacion in Murcia, Negros Occidental, yesterday morning. Police identified the fatality as Saldy Montes, a resident of Hacienda Linasan in the said barangay; while the wounded was identified …

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City Government urged to adopt the electronic business permit and licensing system

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October 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) recently passed a resolution urging the Office of the Mayor to implement the electronic business permit and licensing system (E-BPLS). The resolution, authored by City Councilor Em Ang, called for compliance with RA 9485, or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, which mandates offices and …

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SP passes resolutions commending law enforcement, thanking MassKara performers

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October 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) recently passed a number of resolutions geared towards expressing appreciation for those who took part in the recent MassKara Festival. One such piece of legislation commended members of law enforcement involved in Task Group MassKara, who were in charge of maintaining peace and order during …

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All Soul’s/Saints’ Day: Traffic rerouted throughout Iloilo City

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October 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Iloilo City Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO) recently revealed a traffic rerouting plan to be implemented for the upcoming All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day observances, which runs from November 1 to 2. According to Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu, whose agency oversees …

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Rookie cop arrested after pointing firearm at civilian

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A rookie police officer was arrested by members of Police Station 2 (PS2) after allegedly pointing her firearm at a civilian at 13th-Lacson Street, Barangay 7 in Bacolod City, early Friday morning. Police identified the suspect as Police Officer 1 (PO1) Kriscel Mae Doctora, a resident of the said barangay …

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Informants receive rewards following capture of NPA leaders

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Informants who assisted the police in the capture of two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) leaders in Bago City will receive a P200,000 cash reward from the Philippine Army. Police identified the two suspected rebel leaders as Aurora ‘Lilay’ Cayon, a supposed NPA finance commission leader; and Louie Antonio Martinez, …

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All Soul’s/Saints’ Day: BCPO cautions public on bringing contraband to public cemeteries

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October 30, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said they have declared a “red alert status” on preparations for the upcoming All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day observances, which run from November 1 to 2. In a press conference held yesterday, Vargas cautioned those heading to the …

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