Ebreo rebuffs Peña claims, says police are not pursuing PDEA assets

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August 18, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, rebuffed allegations by Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña, who also serves as a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) consultant, claiming police were going after PDEA assets operating in the city. “I don’t even know the identities of his …

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PDEA-6 calls private ports a ‘stumbling block’ in drug war

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August 18, 2018
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Margate: Some ports have no records   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region VI (PDEA-6) director Emerson Margate called private ports “stumbling blocks” in the campaign against illegal drugs because they are hard to monitor. “There are many private ports we cannot account for because they do not have any records,” …

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Over 950 cases involving women, children reported last year –BCPO

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August 18, 2018
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Torrendon: 131 cases involved children in conflict with law   The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) recently revealed a total of 965 criminal cases involving women and children were reported last year. According to BCPO-Women and Children Protection Desk head, Police Inspector Arlyn Torrendon, the office received a total of 520 cases reporting crimes committed against …

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Drainage plan details for Bacolod City requested

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August 18, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod recently passed a resolution requesting the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Bacolod City District Engineering Office head, Engr. Abraham Villareal, to disclose their drainage system plans for the city to the City Engineer’s Office. The resolution, penned by Bacolod City Councilor Wilson …

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San Carlos City among top 100 ‘sustainable destinations’

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August 18, 2018
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Officials in San Carlos City were recently notified by Green Destinations, a non-profit organization that campaigns for sustainable tourism, the city was going to be part of their Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2018. “We have been notified that San Carlos City, Negros Occidental made it [on] the list,” affirmed San Carlos City Tourism Officer …

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Water Advisory Water interruption in the service area

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August 18, 2018
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The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) informs the consuming public turbid water and a lack of water supply will be experienced in some portions of the service area.   Activity: Intermittent power supply Schedule: Today (August 18), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Areas Affected: Downtown areas, Sta. Lucia Subdivision, Araneta, and Singcang   Activity: …

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Former party-list legislator speaks at USLS forum

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August 18, 2018
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The University of St. La Salle, in partnership with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), hosted “Justice Forum: Charter Change and Constitutional Reform in the Philippines” yesterday at the school’s Santuario de la Salle, which featured various speakers, including former Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares. The former legislator spoke during a session entitled …

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Suspected snatcher shot by security guard in Brgy. 5

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August 18, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A suspected snatcher was wounded after he was shot by a responding security guard yesterday morning along San Agustin Drive in Barangay 5, Bacolod City. Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Axel Tebus, a resident of Barangay Su-ay in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Police Station 2 (PS2) investigators said, …

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Regional Competitiveness Summit

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August 18, 2018
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Iloilo City named ‘most improved,’ finishes fourth in government efficiency   During Thursday’s Regional Competitiveness Summit, which took place at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Iloilo City was named “most improved” and placed fourth in terms of government efficiency. “It’s a very significant award for the city,” said Iloilo City Mayor Jose …

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DOT-6 moves to the Casa Real on Monday

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August 18, 2018
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The Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) office will be formally transferred to the Casa Real de Iloilo on Monday, August 20. “We already transferred some of our documents and other properties needed for the department’s functions,” explained DOT-6 director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas. She noted, some staff will remain at the old office building to …

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