Sugarcane workers’ group leader shot dead in San Carlos City

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June 28, 2018
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Motive believed to have stemmed from conflict over land   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The leader of the Hacienda Medina Farm Workers Association, a local National Federation of Sugarcane Worker (NFSW) chapter, was shot dead inside his San Carlos City residence yesterday morning by unidentified gunmen. Police identified the fatality as Julius Broce …

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Child remains recovered from Kabankalan City creek

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June 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The remains of a six-year-old child were recovered yesterday from a creek in Barangay Bantayan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as six-year-old Maclarb Sanchez, a resident of the said area. Kabankalan City police said the victim’s grandmother tried to pick him up from school on Tuesday …

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BJMP breaks ground on new jail building in Handumanan

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June 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) broke ground yesterday on its new jail building at the Metro Bacolod District Jail in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City. BJMP-Region 6 director, Jail Senior Superintendent Joel Superficial, said the new building will be four-stories tall and provide 30 dormitories, which can …

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Lacson: Liga polls have nothing to do with 2019 midterms

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June 28, 2018
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Liga ng mga Barangay elections scheduled for July 30   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   According to acting Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, the results of the upcoming Liga ng mga Barangay (Liga) polls are not related to next year’s midterm elections. “I like to think the election of Liga president has nothing …

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17 local officials face raps over Boracay crisis

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June 28, 2018
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A total of 17 public officials in the province of Aklan are facing criminal and administrative charges for their role in the environmental crisis on Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) filed charges against some provincial, municipal and village officials before the …

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Water Advisory: Water Interruption in the Service Area

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June 28, 2018
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The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) will be conducting repair activity, which will cause a temporary water supply interruption in some portions of the service area.   Activity: Repair of defective 8” Ø gate valve break pressure tank Schedule: Today (June 28), from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Affected Areas: Lacson, Gatuslao, Aguinaldo, and San …

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Congressman to Binalbagan barangay officials: Be ready to serve

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June 28, 2018
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Mirasol confident he delivered on his promises   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Speaking before an oath-taking for barangay captains at the Barangay Sto. Rosario covered court in Binalbagan earlier this week, Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Alejandro Mirasol focused on “service.” “Be ready to serve,” he stressed. “Everyone should exert all effort for …

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Enviro Quiz winners to be awarded tomorrow

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June 28, 2018
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The winners of the annual Cadiz City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Enviro Quiz will be awarded tomorrow, June 29, at the Cadiz City Arena at 1:00 p.m. Winners will be given certificates and case prizes. Among 16 participating schools, with contestants comprised of Grade 9 and 10 students, Tiglawigan National High School took …

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Man shot in Tangub

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June 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A man was wounded after he was reportedly shot by someone reported to be a sibling’s rival late Tuesday evening in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City. Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Leonardo Capunong, a resident of the said area. Police Station 8 (PS8) investigators said the victim was riding …

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