18 homes destroyed, damaged in Bacolod City blaze

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March 23, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   At least 18 homes were either damaged or destroyed following a fire yesterday morning at a Barangay 6 residential neighborhood in Bacolod City. Bacolod City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) fire marshal, Fire Chief Inspector Publio Ploteña, said they received a fire call around 9:45 a.m. regarding a blaze …

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Peña welcomes Moises Padilla’s possible removal from elections watch list

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March 23, 2019
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  Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña lauded the news suggesting his town may no longer be designated an elections watch list area, crediting an increased police and military presence for the locality’s drop in election-related violence. He said elements of the Philippine Army 62nd Infantry Battalion have chased New People’s Army (NPA) rebels out of …

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Iloilo City cracks down on ‘on-road parking,’ indiscriminate loading/unloading

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March 23, 2019
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The Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) is calling for both private and public vehicles to adhere to city ordinances that prohibit “on-road parking” and indiscriminate loading and unloading by public utility jeepneys (PUJs). “One of the common problems is that some are making the sidewalks as parking areas,” explained Transportation Management …

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Gun battle erupts between Army, NPA in Escalante City

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March 23, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A gun battle erupted between elements of the Philippine Army 79th Infantry Battalion (79IB) and around 10 members of New People’s Army (NPA) last Thursday night in a mountainous area of Barangay Mabini in Escalante City. Based on information provided by the 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB), 79IB received reports …

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Sipalay City ambush fatality may have had NPA links

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March 23, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The unidentified individual killed during a recent ambush in Sipalay City is currently being investigated for possible links to the New People’s Army (NPA). During a radio interview yesterday, Patrolman Marc Madayag, investigator for the Sipalay City Police Station, said the fatality, who was identified only by the alias …

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23rd Sinigayan Festival

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March 23, 2019
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STEM student crowned Sinigayan Queen 2019   Mecca Ella Barrios, a senior high school student in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, track, was recently crowned Sinigayan Queen 2019, one of the highlights of Sagay City’s annual Sinigayan Festival. She defeated eight other contestants, winning P25,000, a bouquet, trophy, and products from various …

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23rd Sinigayan Festival

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March 23, 2019
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Cluster 5 wins street dance competition   The “Saot Para Sa Dunang Manggad,” a Sinigayan Festival dance contest between various Sagay City barangay clusters, saw Cluster 5, which was comprised of Barangays Fabrica, Paraiso, Malubon, Tadlong, and Himogaan Baybay, took home the title. They bested four other clusters and won P50,000, along with P40,000 in …

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Macapagal-Arroyo to visit Manapla on Monday

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March 23, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is scheduled to visit Manapla on Monday to observe the 25-Megawatt (MW) Biomass Plant that is currently under construction. Based on information provided by Arroyo’s staff to local media, the former president will visit following the Hugpong ng Pagbabago rally in Isabela. The power plant …

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ICPO: Crime rate continues to fall

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March 23, 2019
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  After previously reporting drops in the local crime rate, the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) revealed data showing criminal incidents in the second week of March saw a drop when compared to the previous year. A total of 45 criminal incidents were reported between March 8 and 14, a drop from the 63 recorded …

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