Volcanic quakes at Mt. Kanlaon jump to 578 –PDRRMO

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December 14, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) head Zeaphard Caelian yesterday said the number of volcanic quakes at Mt. Kanlaon jumped to 578 within a 24-hour period. According to Caelian, the sudden increase of volcanic quakes was concerning and they immediately coordinated with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology …

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Fire hits residential area in San Carlos City

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December 14, 2017
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By Neska Centina A fire broke out in a residential area at Ylagan Extension in Barangay 6, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday morning. Following an investigation by the Bureau of Fire Protection, they found the fire started in a home owned by Antonietto Delubio. 54-year-old Yolly Pat witnessed smoke coming from the kitchen and bedroom area …

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PHO reminds LGUs to observe firecracker regulations

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December 14, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Amid the ongoing sale of firecrackers in Bacolod City, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) reminded local government units (LGUs) to adhere to Executive Order No. 28, signed earlier this year by President Rodrigo Duterte, which regulates the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnics. PHO technical services chief, Dr. Jessie Cagas-Endofama, …

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Workers’ group commends DOLE-6 director for proposing wage standardization

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December 14, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) yesterday commended Department of Labor and Employment-VI (DOLE-6) director, Atty. Johnson Cañete, for proposing wage standardization for the Western Visayas. In a message sent by GAWA Secretary-General Wennie Sancho, he said the proposal would introduce the idea of a uniform regional minimum wage. …

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Police warn about the proliferation of ‘fake’ peso bills

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December 14, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday warned the public regarding the spread of ‘fake’ peso bills, following a recent incident in Metro Manila that went viral on social media. BCPO spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said the proliferation of fake bills has become prevalent due to the holiday …

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BCPO on ‘full alert’ for the holidays

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December 14, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said the city’s police force is currently on “full alert” status for the holiday season, particularly, with the annual ‘Simbang Gabi’ observance beginning on Saturday. In an interview yesterday morning, Vargas said, under ‘Oplan: Ligtas Paskuhan 2017,’ police are ordered …

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Malandog River must be protected –DENR-6

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December 14, 2017
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Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region VI (DENR-6) director Jim Sampulna noted the importance of protecting the Malandog River in Hamtic, Antique as the DENR presented its Malandog River Rehabilitation Plan earlier this week. “We have to protect and conserve the river, not only [for] historic reasons, but because of its scenic view,” he stressed. …

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Bacolod City wins awards from RDC-6

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December 14, 2017
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Bacolod City won four awards, taking first place in one category, at the 1st Regional Development Council-Region VI (RDC-6) Recognition Ceremony for Competitive LGUs (Local Government Units), which took place earlier this week at the Iloilo Grand Hotel. The city came in first place in resiliency and was named the second more competitive city in …

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Moises Padilla man dies after hacking wife, cousin

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December 14, 2017
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By Neska Centina A husband hacked his wife inside their home in Barangay Crossing Magallon, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, Tuesday afternoon. Police said the suspect, Rogelio Buenafe, struck his wife, Regina Buenafe, in the head, who managed to run and seek assistance. When police arrived, they negotiated with the suspect, who was armed with two cane knives. …

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