IPC tops Category 3 sales in 2018; stamps overall truck dominance for 19th consecutive year

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January 31, 2019
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Isuzu emerged as the top-selling brand in the light duty truck (Category 3) segment, with total unit sales of 3,965 from January to December 2018, capturing 55.5% of the market share in that category, according to a recently released joint yearend sales report of the Truck Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) and the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers …

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PRO-6: No IS presence in the Western Visayas

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January 31, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Following the recent attacks in Jolo, Sulu, the Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) denied there is a presence of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Western Visayas. PRO-6 spokesperson, Police Superintendent Joem Malong, after acknowledging the receipt of several text messages claiming IS are planning attacks in the region, called the …

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Suspected NPA rebels kill Kabankalan City barangay tanod

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January 31, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A barangay tanod was reportedly gunned down late Tuesday afternoon by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at Sitio Camandag in Barangay Carol-an, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as 40-year-old Cornilio Morales, a resident of the said barangay. Investigations by Kabankalan City police found Morales, along …

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NPA rebel surrenders in Guihulngan City

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January 31, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to elements of the Philippine Army 94th Infantry Battalion (94IB) last Sunday in Barangay Tacpao, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. In a statement issued by the 302nd Infantry Brigade yesterday morning, they identified the former rebel as 17-year-old Efren …

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Bacolod City mayor urges vigilance following Jolo attacks

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January 31, 2019
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Leonardia: Bombings could have been avoided if the public was alert   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia urged the public to remain vigilant following the attacks on the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu over the weekend. With the Bacolaodiat Festival set to begin tomorrow, Leonardia …

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SRA approves resolution reiterating stance on imported sugar

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January 31, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) unanimously approved a resolution yesterday reiterating their policy on regulating imported sugar. The resolution cited Executive Order No. 18, series of 1986, which indicated, “It is the policy of the state to promote the growth and development of the sugar industry.” SRA also presented …

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Meralco comes back to beat TNT

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January 31, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co   The Meralco Bolts erased a 21-point deficit to score an 88-77 victory over TNT KaTropa in the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup last night at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. Chris Newsome led the win with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Baser Amer and Jared Dillinger added 17 …

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Dinagyang Festival 2019

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January 31, 2019
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Tribu Ilonganon, Guimaras win competitions Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School won the Dagyang tribes dance competition while Guimaras won the Fiesta Pilipinas: Kasadyahan regional cultural competition, both of which took place during the closing of the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival last weekend. The winner of the Dagyang tribes dance competition took home P300,000. …

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Iloilo City observes World Read Aloud Day tomorrow

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January 31, 2019
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Iloilo City will be hosting the World Read Aloud Day observance for the Visayas tomorrow, February 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Ker & Co. building, which is located behind City Hall. Around 50 A. Montes 1 Elementary School students are expected to participate in the event. “The purpose of this celebration is to …

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