Congressman confident Negrosanon Federated Region will proceed

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May 19, 2018
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Proposal seeks to establish Negros region through legislation   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Oriental third district Rep. Arnolfo Teves, Jr. said he is confident the proposed Negrosanon Federated Region (NFR) will proceed under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. Teves was part of a symposium regarding NFR yesterday morning at the Sugarland …

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Espinosa dismisses ‘3Ps’ comment

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May 19, 2018
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Mayor: Too early to discuss 2019   In response to Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry P. Treñas claiming the administration of Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III was busy with “pangkakas, pang-ipit, and pangkuga (take down, oppress, and strangle),” the mayor said, “Dulodugsing lang na ah (It’s just playing around).” The criticism is believed …

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PNP Chief in Negros Occidental today

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May 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde is set to arrive in Negros Occidental today, May 19. Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, confirmed Albayalde’s arrival, but did not disclose his exact schedule. However, she confirmed the PNP chief would be holding …

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Negros Occidental dengue-related deaths increases to 10

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May 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Based on data from the Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO), the number of dengue-related deaths in the province is up to 10 this year. Records gathered between January and May found Cadiz City with a total of four dengue-related deaths, followed by La Carlota City with two. PHO …

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901 ‘Oplan Tokhang’ suspects fail to surrender to police

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May 19, 2018
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A total of 901 drug personalities in the police watchlist failed to surrender, according to the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). While the PRO-6 registered 100 percent compliance to “Oplan Tokhang” visits to all the houses of identified targets, only 490 drug personalities on the watchlist surrendered out of the 1,391 suspects, PRO-6 Spokesperson Superintendent …

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Tuberculosis care quality survey to be conducted

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May 19, 2018
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The Philippine Statistics Authority recently approved the conduct of a survey on tuberculosis care quality. A recent report by the Bacolod City Health Office found tuberculosis to be among the top causes of death in the city. The survey intends to assess current conditions for treating tuberculosis; evaluate quality of service, provider competency, and patient …

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Duterte appoints Iloilo City councilor

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May 19, 2018
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After Iloilo City Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon earlier assumed the position of vice mayor, President Rodrigo Duterte recently appointed former city councilor Lyndon Acap to fill the vacancy in the city legislature. A resolution was passed last year endorsing Acap to fill the vacancy. The recent appointee took his oath of office before Iloilo City Mayor …

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San Carlos City police lead medical mission

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May 19, 2018
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San Carlos City police officers recently led a medical mission in the city’s Barangay Bagonbon, where around 152 children were provided free medical consultation and medicine. Consultations were provided by Drs. Genalyn Katalbas of Pagamutan ng Dasmariñas and Roa Fuentespina of Bacolod City’s Doctors’ Hospital, alongside nurses Bartolome Fajardo and Leonesa Dacoma of the San …

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Two local DPWH engineers sacked over corruption allegations

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May 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Two engineers of the Negros Occidental Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 3rd Engineering District were recently dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman. Officer-in-charge (OIC), District Engineer Haydee Alunan, and OIC-Assistant District Engineer Elsie Sabay were found guilty of grave misconduct in connection with anomalies associated with …

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10K mangroves to be planted to mark Ocean month

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May 19, 2018
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Some 10,000 mangrove seedlings will be planted in Iloilo province over the weekend in celebration of Month of Ocean this May. The seedlings will be simultaneously planted in the village of Bigke, Leganes town and the village of Ermita in Dumangas town, with each town getting 5,000 seedlings, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) …

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