Governor endorses national ID bill

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. recently endorsed the national ID system bill, which was recently approved on its final reading by the Senate, According to Marañon, it would make things easier for the public since they would have their voter, social security, and PhilHealth numbers in one identification …

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Hinigaran police chief shot

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Hinigaran municipal police chief was wounded yesterday after he was shot by a man said to have “run amok” at Hacienda Malukaw in the town’s Barangay Palayog. Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., identified the local police official as Police Chief …

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City Councilor: TMU, BTAO must apprehend noisy motorcycles, cars with sirens

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Councilor Caesar Distrito yesterday affirmed the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Traffic Management Unit (TMU) and the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) are required to comply with a recent  Philippine National Police (PNP) order demanding the apprehension of personal vehicles equipped with emergency sirens, or “wang wang,” …

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US Consul General ‘impressed’ with Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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During a visit to Iloilo City Hall last week, United States Consul General Russel Brown vowed to host an investment forum in the city, noting “impressive” aspects of the locale. “I’m very impressed because that’s what your city is doing right now,” he said. “I love the infrastructure, investment promotion, [and] the very sustainable growth …

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Iloilo City Hall website inaccessible

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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Until now, the official website of the Iloilo City government is not accessible. Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III earlier explained the website’s inaccessibility is only temporary. This is after two hacking incidents over the weekend by a group known as “Iloilo Blackhats.” The first incident occurred last March 16. The Blackhats were able to …

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Two arrested for brandishing guns in Calatrava

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Two individuals were arrested after they were caught brandishing firearms at Sitio Telim in Barangay Suba, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspects as 60-year-old Fidel Benalayo and 59-year-old Vevencio Benelayo, both residents of the said barangay. Calatrava municipal police said they were conducting a routine patrol, when they …

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Widower stabbed dead in Candoni

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A widower was killed after he was allegedly stabbed Monday evening by a laborer at Purok Panacmalan in Barangay East, Candoni, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as Julie Resente, a resident of the said area. Candoni municipal police said they received a call after the suspect, identified as …

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Peña leads mass wedding in Moises Padilla

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña recently led the wedding of 44 couples in the municipality last Tuesday. According to a statement released by the municipal government, the mass wedding was officiated by La Carlota City Regional Trial Court-Branch 63 Judge Cyclamen Fernandez. In his speech, Peña advised the newlyweds …

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Visayas arbitration center opens in Iloilo

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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The Philippine Arbitration Center in the Visayas (PACV), the first for the Visayas and Mindanao, opened in Iloilo City. “This is also the first school-based arbitration center in the whole Southeast Asia,” said PACV President Joenar Pueblo. PACV is within the campus of the University of San Agustin (USA) and established in cooperation with the …

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Assistance ready for Boracay’s to-be-displaced workers

Posted by watchmen
March 22, 2018
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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is laying the ground work to handle the would-be displace workers of Boracay Island. “We are prepared to assist when the need arises,” said DOLE-6 Regional Director Johnson Cañete. DOLE-6 and Department of Tourism (DOT-6) can help find emergency employment for any of the estimated 17,000 workers in …

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