Drug couriers nabbed at Dumangas Port linked to local drug lord, robbery group

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January 31, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The couple who were arrested at the Dumangas Port last Sunday evening after yielding P18 million worth of shabu are apparently linked to a local drug lord and robbery group operating in Negros Occidental. In a radio interview yesterday morning, Silay City police chief, Police Superintendent Noel Polines, said Jose …

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LTFRB looking to increase the number of units permitted for ride-sharing services

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January 31, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) recently revealed they are looking into the possibility of increasing the number of units permitted for ride-sharing services, such as Grab and Uber, citing an increased demand. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said they would also participate in the study by looking into …

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GAWA urges RTWPB-6 to expedite wage hike petition

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January 31, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Local labor group, the General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA), yesterday urged the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board-Region VI (RTWPB-6) to expedite the P150 wage hike petition they filed earlier this month. GAWA Secretary-General Wennie Sancho said the request was made due to the recent price hikes on oil, …

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Bacolaodiat Festival 2018

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January 31, 2018
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Mayor reiterates support for Coca-Cola ban By Neska Centina After organizers of the Bacolaodiat Festival 2018, scheduled to run from February 15 to 18, earlier backed Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who voiced support for a ban of Coca-Cola products at the upcoming event, heeding the call of United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines President …

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2018 AFC Champions League

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January 31, 2018
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Quest for the group stage ends for Ceres FC, loses to Tianjin, 2-0 By Paulo Loreto Lim Ceres-Negros FC ended their quest for the 2018 AFC Champions League group stage after losing, 2-0, to Tianjin Quanjian FC yesterday in the play-off round at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium in China. The match opened with a …

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City Councilor attendance records revealed

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January 31, 2018
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By Neska Centina The attendance records of Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) members last year were recently revealed, which showed City Councilor Ana Marie Palermo with the best attendance, having been recorded as present to 56 of 57 sessions, with the one session marked as being on official travel. City Councilor Bartolome Orola, Sr. came …

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Pontevedra’s fourth most wanted falls to police

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January 31, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The fourth most wanted individual by the Pontevedra municipal police was arrested yesterday at Crossing Balangigay in Barangay Recreo, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspect as 50-year-old Emmanuel Mogar, a resident of the said barangay. Police Senior Inspector Ryan Salazar, commander of the Pontevedra Municipal Police Station, said Mogar …

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BCGC mass wedding scheduled for February 12

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January 31, 2018
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By Neska Centina Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia will officiate a mass wedding on February 12 at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC). An estimated 200 couples are expected to be wed. The event typically occurs on Valentine’s Day, which is February 14; however, since February 14 this year is Ash Wednesday, the mass wedding was moved. The conduct of mass …

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CIDG raid in Kabankalan City yields firearms, explosives

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January 31, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Operatives from the Bacolod City and Kabankalan City Criminal Investigation Detection Groups (CIDG) recovered several firearms and an explosive device following a raid in Barangay Magballo, Kabankalan City, yesterday morning. Police identified the suspects as 46-year-old Rommel Villarosa and 23-year-old Romnick Villarosa, both residents of Purok Mataba at Crossing Balo …

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