Army clarifies surrendered NPA members report

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September 27, 2018
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Veluz: Civilians vowed not to support the terror group   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   In response to reports regarding 60 New People’s Army (NPA) members and supporters surrendering to authorities earlier this week in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, the Philippine Army 62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB) clarified the matter, affirming the individuals in question were …

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Confed commits to ‘working alongside government’

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September 27, 2018
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Duterte issues order to streamline importation   In response to Administrative Order No. 13, signed last week by President Rodrigo Duterte, which intends to streamline the importation of agricultural products, including sugar, recently-elected Confederation of Sugar Producers (Confed) President Ferdinand Marañon released a statement vowing cooperation. “We, the sugar industry leaders and stakeholders, are prepared …

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Hinigaran market vendors walk out of public hearing

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September 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Around 180 Hinigaran Public Market vendors walked out of a public hearing conducted by the local Sangguniang Bayan Committee on Markets earlier this week. The meeting was held to discuss the proposed construction of a new public market, which is estimated to cost P210 million and would be funded …

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Two suspected drug personalities arrested in Victorias City

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September 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Two suspected drug personalities were arrested Tuesday night following a buy-bust operation at the St. Martin Subdivision in Barangay 21, Victorias City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspects as 40-year-old Rio Palmes, a resident of the said barangay; and 37-year-old Maniel Sarito. Victorias City police chief, Police Chief Inspector …

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Mayor denies reports his home was raided by police

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September 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor yesterday denied reports indicating his home had been raided by police. The story stemmed from a text message that circulated last Tuesday claiming a raid was ordered on the mayor’s home. “There was no such order,” the mayor affirmed. “There was no raid incident at …

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Alangilan, Granada quarry operations temporarily halted

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September 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Mines and Geosciences Bureau recently ordered a temporary halt to operations at quarries located in Bacolod City Barangays Alangilan and Granada following the deadly landslides that killed 56 people in Naga City, Cebu. According to Bacolod Social Action Center head, Rev. Fr. Chris Gonzales, the suspension was also …

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BCC anniversary celebration underway

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September 27, 2018
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Bacolod City College (BCC) kicked off its 21st Foundation Week last Monday at the BAYS Center. Among the activities offered during the observance, which runs until Saturday, September 29, include a Zumba Party, the Mr. and Ms. Sportsfest Hip-Hop Competition, a literary-musical competition, faculty basketball and volleyball events, staff personality development with Mary Kay Cosmetics, …

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Bacolod CVO appeals for residents to vaccinate their pets

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September 27, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   In response to a recent Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) report revealing there were four reported rabies-related deaths in Negros Occidental this year, the Bacolod City Veterinary Office (CVO) yesterday appealed for residents to vaccinate their pets. City Veterinarian, Dr. Ma. Agueda Dela Torre, said they currently have 1,000 …

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Bacolod Animal Welfare Week

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September 27, 2018
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Observance kicks off tomorrow   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Bacolod Community Animal Rescue Efforts Inc. (CARE), in partnership with the K9 Obedience Club, will kick off Bacolod Animal Welfare Awareness Week (BAWAW) tomorrow, September 28, at the SM City Bacolod North Transport Hub. The observance runs until October 4. Among the events …

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PDRRMC approves over P25M in allocations

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September 27, 2018
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Additional P25M pending endorsement   The Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) recently approved over P25 million in various allocations, including P6.5 million for a resettlement site in Hinoba-an. According to a press release, the allocation will cover two-hectares and includes costs for roads and a drainage system. The area is …

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