BCPO director: No kidnapping syndicate operating in the city

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March 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, yesterday affirmed there are no kidnapping syndicates operating in Bacolod City. The announcement comes following a spate of social media posts by Bacolod City netizens claiming false kidnapping incidents in barangays Tangub and Singcang-Airport. During a press conference …

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La Castellana laborer gunned down

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March 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A laborer was declared dead on the spot after he was recently gunned down by a fellow laborer at Sitio Pinulakan in Barangay Biak na Bato, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as 29-year-old Jonathan Gacita, a resident of the said area. La Castellana police chief, Police …

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Government agency awaiting data before declaring ‘State of Calamity’ over Boracay

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March 28, 2018
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The Office of Civil Defense-Region VI (OCD-6) is awaiting data from the Malay municipal government before placing Boracay under a state of calamity. OCD-6 Director Jose Roberto Nuñez said the local government must submit the data as soon as possible. “We set a timeline and it should be submitted this week,” Nuñez said after the …

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Holy Week

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March 28, 2018
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BCPO-TMU monitoring, apprehending colorum vehicles   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, said the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) is presently monitoring and apprehending colorum vehicles, amid the ongoing exodus for the Holy Week observance. According to Ebreo, despite being short-staffed, TMU achieved their highest …

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Holy Week

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March 28, 2018
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Malacañang orders half day for government offices today   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Malacañang Palace issued a memorandum circular yesterday declaring a half day for all government offices. In a social media post by Negros Occidental sixth district Rep. Mercedes Alvarez, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed Memorandum Circular No. 43, suspending government work …

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Two suspected drug users arrested in Murcia

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March 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Two suspected drug users were arrested by police, Monday afternoon, at Purok 1 in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspects as 24-year-old Renhard Francisco, a resident of the said area; and 26-year-old Jeshreel Embang, a resident of Barangay San Miguel, located in the said municipality. Murcia …

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Motorcyclist nabbed for gun possession in Silay City

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March 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The operator of a motorcycle was recently arrested after police found he was in possession of a firearm along the Rizal Highway in Barangay Rizal, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspect as 49-year-old Miguel Ledesma, a resident of Purok Pag-asa in Barangay E. Lopez of the said …

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Holy Week

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March 28, 2018
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DOLE reminds employers of adjusted pay scale for regular holidays   As the country’s Roman Catholic faithful observe the ongoing Holy Week, with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, March 29 and 30, considered regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers of the adjusted pay scale for workers expected to be on …

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Governors meet to discuss Negros Island federal state

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March 28, 2018
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The name ‘Negrosanon State’ recommended   Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo met over the weekend at the Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol in Dumaguete City to discuss the creation of the Negros Island federal state. According to Marañon, the creation of a federal state would be “viable and advantageous” …

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Iloilo City police presence intensified for summer

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March 28, 2018
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The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has deployed a total 480 policemen as of March 26, in order to implement tighter security operations during Holy Week. “We’ll concentrate on areas of convergence because these are prone to robbery and pickpocket incidents,” said ICPO operations chief, Police Superintendent Jowel Saliba. “We are reminding the public to …

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