NPA accuses AFP of being opportunists

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December 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros accused the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) of “being opportunists” after reports surfaced claiming counter-revolutionary groups allegedly extorted money and rice by using their logos and name. In a statement released by NPA-Leonardo Panaligan Command spokesperson Ka JB Regalado, the rebel …

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NOPPO issues public reminder on firecracker use

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December 27, 2017
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DOH reports amputation in Talisay City By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) released a public reminder on the usage of firecrackers ahead of New Year’s celebrations. NOPPO director, Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., said the provincial police force will be mindful of those noncompliant with Executive Order …

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PRO-6: Holiday crimes drop throughout the region

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December 27, 2017
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According to Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) spokesperson, Police Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, crimes committed during a 12-hour period between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dropped, from 147 incidents reported last year, to 17 this year. The specific period ran from 5:00 p.m. on December 24 to 5:00 a.m. on December 25. Among the deadly incidents reported included 35-year-old Rhogen Pelante …

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Crime in Bacolod City significantly reduced throughout Christmas

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December 27, 2017
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Vargas: Zero homicides, two murders recorded By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Based on recent data from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), the number of criminal incidents in Bacolod City significantly reduced during the recent Christmas holiday. According to BCPO spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, between December 16 and 24, the office recorded …

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Brgy. 35 resident wounded in Christmas Eve hacking

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December 27, 2017
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By Neska Centina A man was wounded in a hacking incident at Alunan-4th Road at Purok Masinadyahon in Barangay 35, Bacolod City on Christmas Eve. The victim was identified as 42-year-old Garry Ledona, a resident of the said neighborhood. Initial investigations showed Ledona, who was under the influence of alcohol, visited the Dulaca Builders Shop, …

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Laborer dies in Bago City stabbing

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December 27, 2017
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By Neska Centina A laborer was stabbed dead at SBA in Barangay Bacong, Bago City, Negros Occidental on Monday evening. The victim was identified as 32-year-old Libert Ojano, a resident of Purok Paraiso in the said barangay. Initial investigations showed Ojano was seen walking with the suspects, identified as Mamerto dela Cruz and a certain ‘Junel.’ Witnesses …

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Man stabbed to death during a wake in Murcia

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December 27, 2017
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By Neska Centina A man was stabbed to death while attending a wake at the Murcia Public Plaza on Sunday. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Ramero Taghoy, a resident of Purok Tayum-an, Barangay Sta. Rosa of the said municipality. Initial investigations revealed the victim and the suspect, identified as Marjun Gallano, who police marked as …

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Lechon sales down by 30 percent

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December 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Despite the number of customers during the holiday season, sales of roast pig, or lechon, are down this year, based on the latest figures from the Metro Bacolod Lechon Vendors Association (MBLVA). BLVA President Bobby Bedayo said they have monitored a drop of 30 percent in sales as compared to …

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71% satisfied with Duterte’s performance, up from previous quarter –SWS

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December 27, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim According to the fourth quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, President Rodrigo Duterte currently enjoys a 71 percent satisfaction rating, an increase of four percent from polls in the previous quarter. The survey was taken following the liberation of Marawi City, following a struggle between government forces and the Islamic State-backed …

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Government to provide loans for insurance to cover crop damage from pests, disease

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December 27, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Following the approval of the request by the Negros Occidental provincial government for crop damages caused by pests and disease to be covered by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), farmers can now be covered for such damages through a loan from the provincial government. Previously, only damages from calamities were …

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