ICPO reports 17.5% drop in crime

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January 17, 2019
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  Between January 4 and 10, the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) reported a 17.5 percent decrease in crime as compared to the same period last year. “ICPO is doing its best to prevent crimes,” said ICPO Deputy Operations director, Police Superintendent Rogen Morales. “We are conducting enhanced managing police operation weekly wherein we monitor …

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Farm tourism workshop held in Iloilo City

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January 17, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Department of Tourism-Region VI, in partnership with the Panay Organic Producers Association, held a farm tourism action-planning workshop last week at the Days Hotel Iloilo. A total of 61 participants from farms and various government agencies gathered for the event, which former Department of Agriculture-Region VI Director Larry P. Nacionales called, “One of the …

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Negrenses urged to report sightings of Irrawaddy dolphin

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January 17, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Residents of Negros Occidental were encouraged to report sightings of the Irrawaddy dolphin to protect the population of the endangered species. The call was made by the Center for Research and Engagement of the University of Saint La Salle-Bacolod after a dead pregnant Irrawaddy dolphin was found at the mangrove area of Barangay Sampinit in …

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Officer-in-Charge: BCPO affected over Duterte accusations

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January 17, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) officer-in-charge, Police Senior Superintendent Henry Biñas, said city police personnel were affected by President Rodrigo Duterte naming five high-ranking police officers of having involvement with illegal drugs. With regard to the ongoing probe by Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) into …

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Dinagyang Festival 2019

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January 17, 2019
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10 groups to perform in Kasadyahan Festival   A total of 10 participants are expected to join this year’s Kasadyahan Festival on January 26, a part of the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival highlights. The performers will be representing various festivals throughout the region. The groups include the Pinta Flores Festival of San Carlos City, Kaing Festival …

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Two arrested for illegal drugs in Banago

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January 17, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Two suspected drug personalities were arrested yesterday morning following a buy-bust operation at Sitio Sibucao in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City. Police identified the suspects as 50-year-old Rolando Wenceslao and 40-year-old Roselyn Abellar, both residents of Barangay Zone 12, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Reports from Police Station 3 (PS3) said …

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Bacolod City unveils new strategy for waste management at markets

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January 17, 2019
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Familiaran: Vendors must wait for a garbage truck to pass    By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City government unveiled their new strategy for garbage collection at markets. Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who leads the Solid Waste Action Team, said a meeting was held with IPM-Construction and Development Corporation (IPM-CDC), …

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Lady of Mercy Hospital reopens as Queen of Mercy Hospital today

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January 17, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   After closing last August, the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital will reopen today as Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital Incorporated. The medical facility, which will be led by Chief Executive Officer Lucio Giron, along with Doctors Wilson Tulmo and Jerome Pepingco designated as medical directors, has a …

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Tourism Teen Ambassadress crowned

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January 17, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

Richlyn Joy Villalobos won Tourism Teen Ambassadress of Western Visayas, a special award given by the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6), during Miss Teen Iloilo 2018 coronation night, which took place last week at SM City Iloilo in Iloilo City’s Mandurriao district. The winner beat nine other contestants, earning a sash, certificate, P5,000, and a …

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First gun ban violator in Bacolod City charged

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January 17, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The first gun ban violator in Bacolod City has been formally charged before the City Prosecutor’s Office. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Hermil June Flores of Barangay Granada, was arrested at a checkpoint manned by Police Station 5 along Abada Road at Hacienda Teresita in the said barangay. Cops …

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