Negros Occidental cop tests positive for illegal drugs

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July 18, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, confirmed one police officer from Negros Occidental tested positive for illegal drugs. In a phone interview yesterday morning, Bulalacao said the involved cop, whom he did not name, is ranked Police Officer 3 and currently assigned to the Regional Police …

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Tropical Depression ‘Henry’

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July 18, 2018
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Damaged homes, property reported in Negros Occidental   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The enhanced monsoon rains brought about by Tropical Depression “Henry” caused damages to homes and property across Negros Occidental over the last three days. According to Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) head Zeaphard Caelian, around six homes …

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EMB recommends lifting Boracay moratorium on environmental permits

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July 18, 2018
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Amid the ongoing closure of resort destination Boracay, the Environmental Management Bureau-Region VI (EMB-6) recently recommended lifting the moratorium on environmental compliance certificate (ECC) and permit applications. According to EMB-6 legal division chief, Atty. Ramar Niel Pascua, he would like to being accepting applications for existing structures in order to have permits processed before the …

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Lady of Mercy Hospital appeal under evaluation –PhilHealth

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July 18, 2018
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With the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital facing closure at the end of the month after their accreditation with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) was suspended, the government healthcare provider recently informed Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia the hospital’s appeal is currently under evaluation. Last month, following a meeting between the Bacolod …

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Tropical Depression ‘Henry’

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July 18, 2018
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Iloilo City classes, sea travel suspended   Amid the ongoing southwest monsoon, or habagat, impacting Iloilo City, as of 3:00 p.m. yesterday, sea travel and classes were suspended. Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said schools across the city were experiencing flooding, which compelled City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Donna Magno to …

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Demolition of informal settlement in Taculing resumes today

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July 18, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The demolition of an informal settlement near a riverbank beside the San Antonio Abad Parish Church, located along Lacson Extension in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City, resumes today after earlier being halted by Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who was serving as acting mayor at the time. City …

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DOT-6: Boracay is ready for reopening

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July 18, 2018
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Following a senate resolution introduced by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV calling for an assessment of the ongoing rehabilitation at shuttered resort island Boracay, Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas, said their ongoing training programs have equipped the area with enough manpower for reopening. “We are now conducting different kinds of trainings …

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Blind massage therapist from Aklan honored by TESDA

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July 18, 2018
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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) recently honored four technical-vocational education and training (TVET) graduates with disabilities, including a 24-year-old blind massage therapist from Aklan. Mark Lester Artocilla of Kalibo, Aklan was one of four persons with disabilities (PWDs) recognized by the government agency. “These stories show that nothing can stand in the …

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Motorcyclist crashes into barrier in Alijis

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July 18, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A motorcyclist was injured late Monday evening after crashing into a road barrier along Bacolod-Murcia road in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City. Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Ralph Gutas, a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Bago City. Police Station 7 traffic investigators said Gutas was traveling eastbound when he crashed. …

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