Negrense OFW in Kuwait calls for help

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February 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  The cousin of a Negrense overseas Filipino worker (OFW), who is currently in Kuwait, was interviewed yesterday morning, where they claimed their family member working abroad is being held against their will. According to Lilibeth Hizon, a resident of Barangay Cabug in Bacolod City, she told Bombo Radyo-Bacolod her cousin, …

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Suspected NPA members burn down tractor in La Castellana

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February 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) burned down a tractor at Hacienda Taborda in Barangay Robles, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, Monday afternoon. Based on a statement provided to police by the tractor operator, identified as 60-year-old Manuel Jamandre, he was operating in the said area when four men armed with …

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Negros Occidental PENRO affirms commitment to enforcing environmental laws

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February 28, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim After two Negros Occidental Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) officials were recently brought up on administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas, the DENR-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) recently affirmed their commitment to enforcing environmental law. After PENRO Edgardo Rostata, along with Community Environment and Natural …

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Barangay, SK poll postponement still likely –Bacolod City Liga President

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February 28, 2018
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Bermudo: Duterte’s word will affirm postponement By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City-Liga ng mga Barangay (Liga) President and Barangay Tangub Captain Noli Villarosa yesterday said postponement of the upcoming May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections is still likely. Villarosa, while attending a meeting of Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) members from across the country …

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President admits to difficulty in ending contractualization

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February 28, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim With labor organizations pressing the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte on his campaign promise to end contractualization, the president earlier this week admitted to difficulties in ending the practice, citing both the limited number of businesses operating in the country and recognizing the rights of business owners. Duterte said the government …

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Malay officials respond to Duterte with six month clean-up plan for Boracay

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February 28, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   After President Rodrigo Duterte earlier referred to resort destination Boracay as a “cesspool” and ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to get a handle of the ongoing pollution problem within six months or risk being shut down, the Malay municipal government, which has jurisdiction over the island, presented their …

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Cop narrowly escapes shooting in San Carlos City

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February 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A San Carlos City Police Station officer narrowly escaped being shot by two gunmen at Phase III, Fatima Village in the city’s Barangay Rizal, yesterday morning. Police identified the cop as Police Officer 3 (PO3) Alvin Allarce, a resident of the said city. Based on reports by San Carlos …

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Two dead in separate Negros Occidental drowning incidents

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February 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Two people are confirmed dead following two separate drowning incidents in Victorias City and La Castellana, Negros Occidental, Monday. Police identified the fatalities as 36-year-old Judel Javellana, a resident of Sitio Cansilayan, Barangay 11, Victorias City; and 10-year-old John Andrei Castillo, a resident of Barangay Robles, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. …

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No drugs recovered in surprise MBDJ shakedown

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February 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Operatives conducting a surprise shakedown at the Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) in Barangay Taculing early yesterday morning found no illegal drugs on the premises. The operation included personnel from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency …

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