NBI joins investigation into ambush on Bacolod City councilor

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December 21, 2018
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Business rivalry, land conflicts among possible motives By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to a request by Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan, who was recently ambushed by unidentified gunmen at Purok 12A in Barangay Alangilan, Bacolod City, the Bacolod City National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) revealed they have joined the investigation looking into the …

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P7.6M in ‘high grade’ shabu seized in San Carlos City

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December 21, 2018
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Dealer: Shabu shipment originated in Dumaguete City   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   An estimated P7.6 million worth of “high grade” shabu were seized yesterday morning following a buy-bust operation at Sito Upper Mahayahay in Barangay Punao, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the arrested suspects as 37-year-old Hanjie Alquiza, a high-value drug …

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Senatorial hopeful vows to represent all sectors in Negros

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December 21, 2018
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Diokno discusses Marcos burial, father’s legacy   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Human rights lawyer and opposition senatorial candidate Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno said, if elected in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections, he would represent all sectors from Negros. Diokno, who recently held a press conference at the Negros Press Club in Bacolod City, …

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Lacson alarmed over violence in Bacolod City

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December 21, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, who is running for governor in next year’s midterm elections, expressed alarm over the recent violent attacks in Bacolod City. In a radio report yesterday morning, the vice governor called on law enforcement to find a way to quell the situation and …

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Additional P30K in bonuses for provincial employees

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December 21, 2018
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Workers earlier received 14th month pay, P55K bonus   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Negros Occidental Provincial Board recently approved an additional P30,000 in bonuses for provincial government employees. Last week, in addition to 14th-month pay, which disbursed last month, it was reported, provincial government employees would be receiving P55,000 in bonuses, comprised …

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37 local businesses earn the Bagwis Award

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December 21, 2018
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The Department of Trade and Industry-Region VI (DTI-6) recently awarded 37 local businesses the Bagwis Award, which recognizes establishments that uphold consumer rights and conduct responsible business practices. “The Bagwis seal is a guarantee of quality and safe products and services [at] these accredited establishments,” explained DTI-6 Director Rebecca M. Rascon. She also encouraged the …

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Controversial barangay captain released from jail

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December 21, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A controversial former barangay captain was released last week from the Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) facility in Barangay Handumanan. MBDJ-Handumanan warden, Jail Senior Inspector Norberto Miciano, said former Barangay 35 Captain Manuel ‘Maui’ Huelar was released through a plea bargain on charges stemming from violations of RA 9165, …

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SP resolution recognizes board exam achievers

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December 21, 2018
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The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod passed a resolution earlier this week congratulating two University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) alumni who recently ranked among the Top 10 nationwide on the teachers’ board examination. Allen Jake Sajot Talimodao finished ninth in the elementary level examination while Claire Clamor Magbanua ranked ninth in the secondary level examination. The …

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Water Advisory

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December 21, 2018
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Water Interruption in the Service Area   The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) will be conducting repair and service improvement activity, which will cause a temporary water supply interruption and/or turbid water in some portions of the service area.   Activity: Mag Flowmeter installation at the San Dionisio Subdivision Schedule: December 27 – 28, 2018 …

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