Holy Week 2019

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April 17, 2019
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PDEA conducts sweeping operations at terminals   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region 6 (PDEA-6) conducted sweeping operations at various terminals in the Western Visayas as part of the Holy Week observance. PDEA-6 operatives also utilized K-9 units in searching passenger bags at the Bredco Port in Bacolod City and …

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Panay East-West Lateral Road

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April 17, 2019
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around 20% complete –DPWH-6   The Department of Public Works and Highway-Region VI (DPWH-6) recently noted, after “construction has been going on for around three years” on the 41-kilometer Panay East-West Lateral Road, which will connect Antique, Iloilo, and Capiz, they have completed around eight kilometers, approximately 20 percent. According to DPWH-6 assistant director Al …

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33 rescued from human traffickers in Boracay

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April 17, 2019
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  The Malay Municipal Police Station, 2nd Aklan Provincial Mobile Force Company, and Aklan Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force recently conducted operations resulting in the rescue of 33 women who were being forced into prostitution at Sitio Tulubhana, a community located within Barangay Manoc-Manoc at popular tourist destination Boracay. Six individuals were arrested including 42-year-old Richard …

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Minor earthquake strikes Hinoba-an

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April 17, 2019
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A 2.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded west of Hinoba-an yesterday morning, around 8:26 a.m. According to a subsequent Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletin, no damage was reported in or around the Negros Occidental town as a result of the tremor. There were also no aftershocks expected. Quakes ranging between 1.0 and 3.0 in magnitude …

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Holy Week 2019

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April 17, 2019
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PSTMO to deploy over 200 personnel to Iloilo City churches   Amid the ongoing Holy Week observance, the Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) will be deploying 245 personnel for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, which begin tomorrow. PSTMO head Jeck Conlu said personnel will be stationed at churches across the city …

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Cebu Pacific commences direct Cebu-Shanghai flights

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April 17, 2019
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The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific begins commercial operation of its direct service between Cebu and Shanghai, China. Shanghai, the biggest city in China and a global financial hub, is Cebu Pacific’s sixth international route with direct access to its Cebu hub. The improved air connectivity is expected to boost inbound and outbound travelers for …

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‘Environmental socialists’ take aim at the coal industry

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April 17, 2019
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  During a summit earlier this month at the Green Building Function Hall, located on the Talisay City campus of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC), various environmentalists took aim at the coal industry. Gerry Arrances, who spoke at the event hosted by an organization called the Group of Environmental Socialists, claimed studies showed humanity …

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DOH-6 offers advisory on neck and head cancer

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April 17, 2019
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Following the Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, which ran from April 7 to 14, the Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) advised the public on the diseases as cancer is the third-most common cause of death in the region. According to DOH-6 senior health program officer John Richard Lapascua, while cases of head and neck …

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Antique ready for ‘malaria-free’ status validation –DOH-6

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April 17, 2019
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Two WV provinces lack such designation: Antique, Negros Occidental   Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) Entomologist III Maria Lourdes M. Monegro said, after expressing desires to be declared “malaria-free,” Antique is ready for validation. A DOH validation team is scheduled to arrive in the province towards the end of this month. She noted, Antique and …

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Man arrested for pointing firearm at Murcia teen

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April 17, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Banaga   A 59-year-old man was recently arrested by police after he allegedly pointed a firearm at a teenager in Barangay Lopez Jaena, Murcia. Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Jonathan Rivera, a resident of the said neighborhood. Based on information provided by Murcia municipal police, Rivera contacted their station after …

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