Victorias City barangay captain ousts incumbent Liga president

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July 31, 2018
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Love Negros-backed Pepillo: The result is a ‘baseline’ for 2019 By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Love Negros-backed Barangay 9 Captain Jovie Pepillo of Victorias City ousted incumbent Negros Occidental Liga ng mga Barangay (Liga) President Anabelle Bermudo of La Carlota City, earning 19 out of 31 votes during elections held yesterday morning at the Seda …

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Megaworld unveils P28B ‘Upper East’ project

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July 31, 2018
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The property will be ‘flood-proof’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Megaworld Corporation yesterday unveiled its new P28 billion ‘Upper East’ project, which will be constructed near the Bacolod City Government Center. During a press conference, Megaworld-Bacolod Sales and Marketing Vice President Rachelle Peñaflorida said the project would become the city’s newest and modern central …

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SALN reveals Ang as the richest Sangguniang Panlungsod member

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July 31, 2018
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City Councilor’s net worth: Nearly P50M By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following the recent release of Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) belonging to members of the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), City Councilor Em Ang was revealed to be the richest with P49,091,000 reported. She is followed by Bacolod City Vice Mayor …

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Iloilo City Charter Day observance underway

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July 31, 2018
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The Iloilo City government kicked off their month-long Charter Day observance yesterday with a street dance at City Hall. 2018 marks the city’s 81st Charter Day celebration. “This celebration reminds us, after so many years since our cityhood, Iloilo City continues to grow and achieve so much,” said Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III. “We …

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Six Negrense scholars to study in Australia

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July 31, 2018
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The six Negros Occidental Scholarship Program scholars scheduled to study at the International College of Advanced Education in Darwin, Australia yesterday paid a courtesy visit on Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. at the Governor’s Office. The group is comprised of Demy Grace Lauron, Mary Mae Joy Marcial, and Duane Ruiz of Murcia; Justin Charles …

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DILG conducts federalism briefing in Bacolod City

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July 31, 2018
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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently conducted a federalism briefing for information officers at the Philippine Statistics Authority Training Room in Bacolod City. Negros Occidental DILG Director Carmelo Orbista called the transition an “economic effort.” “By creating federal regions, we [will] immediately establish centers of power, finance, and development throughout the …

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Bacolod City DRRMO recognized

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July 31, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) was recently named “Best Highly-urbanized City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council” during the 20th Gawad Kalasag ceremony at the Iloilo City Convention Center last week. According to CDRRMO officer-in-charge Dondon Parandas, the city office was recognized for meeting four …

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Two injured after motorcycle falls into Kabankalan City gutter

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July 31, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two people were injured after their motorcycle accidentally fell into a gutter yesterday morning in Barangay Linao, Kabankalan City. Police identified the injured as 26-year-old Lorena Poro, a resident of Ilog; and 50-year-old Erik Badillo, the operator of the motorcycle and resident of Barangay Magballo in the said city. Based …

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Suspected illegal firearm recovered from Hinigaran councilor’s home

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July 31, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) conducted a search of Hinigaran Town Councilor Nazareno Lagtapon’s home, located along Aguilar Street in the town’s Barangay 4, Sunday morning, authorities recovered a rifle believed to be unlicensed. According to the CIDG, authorities served a search warrant on illegal possession of …

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