Pulupandan declared drug-cleared

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June 21, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recently revealed all 20 Pulupandan barangays passed the agency’s requirements to be declared drug-cleared. Based on documents and certifications forwarded by the municipal government, five barangays were initially cleared following PDEA and Pulupandan police validations in June 2017. This development was followed by …

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Father, son killed in Mandalagan ‘hit-and-run’

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June 21, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A father and son were killed yesterday morning after the pedicab they were in was hit by a speeding car in what police believe to be a ‘hit-and-run’ along Buri Road in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as 44-year-old Dante Lascoña and his son, six-year-old Randel. …

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Duterte in Cabatuan for CARP anniversary event

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June 21, 2018
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President Rodrigo Duterte was in Cabatuan, Iloilo yesterday as part of the Department of Agrarian Reform-Region VI (DAR-6) 30th anniversary observance of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) at the Cabatuan Covered Gym. During the event, a total 3,772 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) were issued to 2,314 beneficiaries from across the region. The …

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Vice governor: Animal hub probe results should be publicized

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June 21, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   In response to Negros Occidental Assistant Provincial Legal Officer, Atty. Mary Ann Lamis, who earlier said the results of the Negros First Animal Hub investigation are “confidential and for the eyes of the governor,” Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday stressed the information must be revealed to …

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Mayor hopeful Iloilo City Trade Mission proves lucrative

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June 21, 2018
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Following the Iloilo City Trade Mission and Investment Forum, which took place in the United States earlier this month, Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III expressed optimism for the city’s future. “The business forum was attended by businessmen and fellow Filipinos who want to re-invest in the city,” said the mayor, who was part of …

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Espinosa to seek drainage plan for Iloilo City construction projects

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June 21, 2018
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Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III is expected to issue an executive order calling on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to create a drainage plan before commencing with any infrastructure projects. “I will issue an executive order that will not allow any road construction without [a] corresponding drainage plan,” he said. The …

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Barangay captain involved in couple’s shooting surrenders

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June 21, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The barangay captain who allegedly shot a married couple in Barangay Libas, Isabela, Negros Occidental surrendered to police early Tuesday evening. Isabela municipal police chief, Police Chief Inspector Ruben Pajarito, said Barangay Libas Captain Roy Pagapang voluntarily surrendered to the station and claimed one of the victims, Jome Gelacio, …

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Suspect in Bago City shooting captured

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June 21, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The primary suspect in the recent murder of 37-year-old Marlo Sixto in Barangay Taloc, Bago City was captured after cops tracked down their location late Tuesday night at Relocation Site in Barangay Lag-asan of the said city. Police identified the suspect as 46-year-old Frank Alvarez, a resident of the …

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Silay City murder suspect cleared of charges

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June 21, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   One of the two suspects in the murder of an American citizen last month in Silay City has been cleared of charges. Silay City police chief, Police Superintendent Noel Polines, said the suspects, identified as 40-year-old Gilbert Apellido and 18-year-old Neil Brian Corseno, were brought to the city’s fiscal’s …

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Anti-discrimination ordinance passed in Iloilo City

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June 21, 2018
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The Iloilo City Council recently passed the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance of Iloilo City, authored by City Councilor Liezl Zulueta-Salazar, who said, “This is our way to show that we Ilonggos respect other people’s religious beliefs, race, and sexual orientation.” “There is a need for city government and Ilonggos to recognize the different aspects and contexts in …

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