Mayor: All set for the Tigkalalag Festival

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October 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor yesterday said everything was set for the town’s 2nd Tigkalalag Festival, which is set to begin tomorrow, October 31, and run until Friday, November 2. The festival will kick off with the 2nd Municipal Convention, where barangay officials, municipal government workers, and Department of Education …

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Roque: Amendments needed for a shift to federalism

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October 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Former presidential spokesperson and senatorial candidate Harry Roque, Jr. recently pointed out, with regard to a shift to a federal form of government, there are three amendments necessary to the Constitution. He said amendments to revise the internal revenue allotment, which is a local government unit’s share of national …

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Senator expresses sadness over ‘Sagay 9’

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October 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Senator JV Ejercito Estrada recently expressed sadness over the shooting incident in Sagay City that claimed the lives of nine National Federation of Sugar Workers farmers. Ejercito, who was in Bacolod City over the weekend, condemned the incident to the “highest degree” and is currently awaiting full results from …

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BCPO validating data surrounding barangay captain with alleged drug links

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October 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday said they are presently validating information regarding an unnamed barangay captain who was accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of having links to illegal drugs. BCPO director, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, said, unlike them, the president has all the resources to access …

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Like Pinoys, American politicians also use dirty tricks

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October 30, 2018
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“If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.” –Abraham Lincoln   When opponents of the late Ilongga Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago referred to her as “Brenda” (short for “brain damage”) during her 1992 presidential run after circulating an unfounded story …

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MassKara Festival 2018

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October 30, 2018
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Calatrava boxer retains ABF title   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   John Michael Zulueta of Calatrava recently defended his Asian Boxing Federation minimumweight title after defeating Mike Kinaadman of Cagayan de Oro City via unanimous decision at the Gaisano City Mall in the “Bakbakan sa Bacolod,” an event of the MassKara Festival, which came …

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President threatens unnamed Bacolod City barangay captain

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October 29, 2018
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Duterte issues warning to drug personalities   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   President Rodrigo Duterte, who was in Bacolod City over the weekend for the MassKara Festival highlights, threatened to kill a local barangay captain who he accused of being linked to illegal drugs. “Get out of the city, if not–I’m telling you frankly–I will …

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Multiple murder raps filed against ‘Sagay 9’ gunmen

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October 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) over the weekend announced they had filed multiple murder raps against the suspected gunmen involved in the murder of nine National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) farmers last week. PRO-6 director, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, identified two of the suspects as Rene Manlangit …

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Department of Human Settlements to address backlog

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October 29, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Senator JV Ejercito Estrada believes the law he authored, creating the Department of Human Settlements, will address the country’s housing backlog. Ejercito, in a press conference over the weekend, said the new department will unify the functions of the six agencies currently charged with housing, including the National Housing …

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