Leonardia considering ban of Coca-Cola products at Bacolaodiat

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December 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said he will be speaking with festival officials after United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines (Unifed) President Manuel Lamata called for a ban of Coca-Cola products at Bacolaodiat Festival 2018, scheduled to take place from February 15 to 18. The mayor emphasized he is …

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DOLE-6 Director to advocate ‘fair pay’ for sugarcane workers

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December 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Department of Labor and Employment-Region VI (DOLE-6) director, Atty. Johnson Canete, yesterday said he will fight for ‘fair pay’ for local sugarcane workers, which he said would be on par with other workers. Canete, who was in the city for the District Tripartite Council General Assembly and Sugar Amelioration Program …

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Penjan Builders representatives respond to ‘distortion’ claims

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December 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A group representing Penjan Builders and Supply recently penned a letter in rebuttal to City Legal Officer, Atty. Joselito Bayatan, who earlier accused the group of “distorting” facts, after the former lodged graft allegations against the administration of Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia. The group, comprised of journalist Edgar Cadagat …

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NOPPO increases security at police stations after foiling NPA attack

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December 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) increased security at police stations throughout the province after police and army intelligence recently foiled a planned New People’s Army (NPA) attack on a police station in the province. In a report by TV Patrol-Negros yesterday afternoon, NOPPO director, Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo …

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Senator to call for probe into sugar prices

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December 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri recently revealed plans to call for an investigation into declining “mill gate” sugar prices, similar to the request made last week by Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez before the House of Representatives. Zubiri revealed suspicions of the ongoing smuggling of high fructose corn syrup, …

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Phivolcs records 155 quakes in Mt. Kanlaon between Sunday and Monday

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December 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded 155 volcanic quakes within a 24-hour period between Sunday and yesterday morning. Following the phreatic eruption that occured over the weekend, volcanologists said Mt. Kanlaon is presently undergoing a moderate level of unrest. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a phreatic …

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IPPO awards P100,000 reward for Balume arrest

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December 12, 2017
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Following the October arrest of 65-year-old Arturo Balume, Sr., the leader of the Balume drug group, Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba, recently awarded the P100,000 reward to the male informant, who police characterized as “very crucial.” Tayaba noted, the reward money was sourced from the Sara municipal government, under …

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Iloilo City receives P80K worth of traffic signs

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December 12, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim F&E Enterprises, Inc. recently donated 10 two-faced reflectorized directional signs, worth P80,000, to the Iloilo City government in an effort to prevent vehicular accidents. According to Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III, “These traffic [signs] will remind those [driving] to slow down, pause, stop, and observe proper traffic signals.” Earlier this …

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Final three pledged ambulances donated to Iloilo

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December 12, 2017
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By Jezza A. Nepomoceno Medipeace, a global healthcare non-government organization based in South Korea, completed their donation of 12 ambulances, intended for district hospitals throughout Iloilo, with the delivery of keys for the final three ambulances during a ceremony yesterday at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. The three ambulances will be given to the Dr. Ricardo …

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Man nabbed for illegal cockfighting in Kabankalan City

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December 12, 2017
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By Neska Centina A suspected illegal cockfighting promoter was arrested on Sunday in a police operation at Sitio Riverside in Barangay Camansi, Kabankalan City. The suspect, identified as 52-year-old Lito Dogadoga, was also the owner of the land being used as a cockpit arena. According to the Kabankalan City Police Station, Dogadoga was caught in the act …

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