CDRRMO inspects resorts for lifeguards

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) recently conducted inspections of all Bacolod City resorts in preparation for the Holy Week observance, which began yesterday, Sunday. CDRRMO head Dondon Parandas said, based on their latest inspections, most beach resorts in the city have lifeguards on duty. Parandas also …

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Drug suspect arrested in Silay City buy-bust

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A suspected drug dealer was arrested last Saturday following a buy-bust operation at Vilahergon in Barangay Rizal, Silay City. Police identified the suspect as 35-year-old Ronil Diploma, a newly-identified drug suspect and resident of Burgos-Bonifacio in Barangay 2 of the said city. Silay City police chief, Police Superintendent Noel …

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Four dead, three injured in separate Negros road accidents

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March 26, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   At least four people are confirmed dead, while three others were injured, following separate road accidents in Negros Occidental over the weekend. Police identified the fatalities as Anthony Ceasar Depamaylo, Mark Asis, and Michael Umandac, all residents of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental; and Charlie Mendoza, a resident of Bago …

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Fire destroys 16 homes in Taculing

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March 26, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Around 16 homes were completely destroyed, while seven others were damaged, after a fire broke out early yesterday morning at Purok Kabukiran in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) arson investigator, Fire Officer 2 (FO2) John Mondido, said the blaze initially started on the second floor …

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Teen wanted for rape arrested in Silay City

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March 26, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Silay City police served an arrest warrant last Friday to an 18-year-old wanted for rape in the city’s Barangay Guinhalaran. Police identified the suspect as Karl Santander, a resident of the said neighborhood, Police said they served Santander’s arrest warrant for the crime of rape by sexual assault inside …

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Appeals to keep Boracay open continue

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

Both local officials and stakeholders are appealing to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider closing off Boracay Island. “We continue to make the appeal,” expressed Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores. The governor flew to Manila and made rounds in both key government agencies and media outlets. This follows the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department …

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Boracay closure set for April 26

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March 26, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

Stakeholders should prepare for the April 26 closure of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. “I asked them (stakeholders and local government) not to resist anymore,” said Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Densing said the joint recommendation by secretaries Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment …

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Sidewalks, streets cleared in Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Iloilo City Public Safety and Management Office (PSTMO) recently declared Valeria, Quezon, Mabini, Delgado, and Jalandoni streets cleared as part of their strengthened clearing operations of illegally-parked vehicles, obstructions, and illegal structures. “We conducted this operation because our roads are not for private individuals or business establishments but for the use of public,” PSTMO …

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BCGC medical mission caters to female city government employees

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March 26, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

As part of the ongoing National Women’s Month observance, a medical-dental mission and mental health assessment were held at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) recently for female city government employees. The event provided dental consultations, simple tooth extraction, uric acid testing, bone scanning, nerve scanning, blood sugar testing, among other procedures. Participants also attended …

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