Leonardia to give SOCA today

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October 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia is scheduled to give his State of the City Address (SOCA) today. Based on report released by the Bacolod City Public Information Office, Leonardia will give his address at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) session hall of the Bacolod City Government Center at 4:00 p.m. He is …

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Ombudsman: Mabilog dismissed

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October 27, 2017
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The Office of the Ombudsman released a dismissal order yesterday for Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog on grounds of “serious dishonesty” and “unlawful acquisition of wealth.” The mayor, who has been out of the country since the end of August, was also penalized with perpetual disqualification, making ineligible to seek public office in the …

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Ferrer to file charges against Huelar next week

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October 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Former Negros Occidental fourth district Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday said he plans to file charges against former Barangay 35 Captain Manuel ‘Maui’ Huelar next week, after being named, alongside his wife, incumbent fourth district Rep. Juliet Ferrer, in an affidavit regarding an alleged drug trade within the Sta. Clara …

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Welcome ceremony for Negrense troops moved to Monday

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October 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The welcome ceremony for members of the 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) who have recently returned from Marawi City, originally scheduled for today, was moved to Monday. A reliable source working for the Negros Occidental Governor’s Office, who has asked for anonymity, said it was moved since Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. …

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Missing college student found in Sum-ag

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October 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A missing college student was recently found along the national highway in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City, late Wednesday night, after going viral on social media. Police identified the student as 19-year-old Ma. Cristina Tumbis, a resident of San Enrique, Negros Occidental, and an accountancy student at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos …

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PRO-6: Crime rate down

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October 27, 2017
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According to data from Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6), 35,732 criminal incidents were recorded throughout the region between January and September 30, 2017, a drop from the 41,398 recorded during the same period last year, resulting in a 13.66 percent decline. They noted, the highest number of incidents were recorded in Negros Occidental, at 8,027; while …

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Argument ends in fist fight, stabbing in Brgy. 14

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October 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   An argument between three people ended in a fist fight and a stabbing at Purok Boulevard, Barangay 14 in Bacolod City, yesterday morning. Police identified the victim as 37-year-old Alex Camingawan, a resident of the said barangay. Based on a report by Police Station 1 (PS1), Camingawan, along with …

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Man involved in recent Mansilingan shootout faces additional charges

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October 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The man involved in a shootout with Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) agents at Purok Cabugwason, Barangay Mansilingan in Bacolod City earlier this week faces additional charges due to the incident. CIDG-Bacolod chief, Police Chief Inspector Rey Cuanico, said they have filed charges of illegal possession of firearms, …

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All Souls’/Saints’ Day: Iloilo City flower vendors will require a special permit to sell

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October 27, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III issued an executive order earlier this week, which both requires flower vendors to obtain a special permit to sell their wares, along with designating specific areas throughout the city where flowers can be sold for this year’s All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day …

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