Law enforcement, military to assess threat level in Moises Padilla

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May 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After Moises Padilla was placed under control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) during last week’s midterm elections following a series of shooting incidents that claimed the lives of two councilors running for reelection, along with a former town official, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National …

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Oil spill reaches Arevalo beach

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May 20, 2019
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The waters off the coast of Barangay Sto. Niño Sur, located in the Arevalo district of Iloilo City, were affected by oil sludge, which prompted the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Iloilo to respond and contain the spill. According to PCG-Iloilo station commander, Lt. Commander Rodolfo Dela Peña, while the organization is still investigating the …

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Congressman-elect plans to emulate Benitez

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May 20, 2019
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Valmayor: Provide assistance to stop insurgencies By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Newly-elected Negros Occidental first district Rep. Gerardo Valmayor said, once formally sworn into office next month, he plans to emulate outgoing third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez. The congressman-elect said he will prioritize the local sugar industry and craft new laws to “bring better service …

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Teachers’ group demands honoraria release

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May 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After Bacolod City Commission on Elections (Comelec) supervisor, Atty. Ann Janette Lamban, confirmed honoraria for teachers who served as election officials during last week’s midterm elections are expected within the month, the Negros chapter of the Association of Concerned Teachers (ACT) is demanding compensation “no later than May 25.” ACT-Negros …

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Comelec: Elections in Negros Occidental were peaceful

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May 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental provincial elections supervisor, Atty. Tictac Villanueva, recently confirmed elections in the province were overall peaceful, noting, there were no election related incidents recorded last week. However, Villanueva pointed out, technical glitches, such as corrupted SD cards, resulted in delays in proclamations and the Provincial Board of Canvassers adjourning …

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Provincial government planning workshop concludes

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May 20, 2019
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The Negros Occidental provincial government’s 2019 Direction-Setting and Strategic Planning Workshop, which opened in Hinoba-an last Friday, came to a close after two days. During the event, Provincial Planning and Development coordinator, Dr. Ma Lina Sanogal, presented an overview of the workshop, along with updates on the 2020 Annual Investment Program; while various department and …

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Familiaran: People do not want change

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May 20, 2019
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Mayor touts ‘15-0’ as a ‘marketing scheme’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya each won reelection in last week’s midterm elections, the vice mayor said it indicates people do not want change. During a recent interview on the “Kapehan …

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P309K worth of drugs seized in Brgy. 22

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May 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least P309,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized over the weekend following a buy-bust operation conducted by City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) anti-drug operatives of the Galo-Ramos Streets in Bacolod City’s Barangay 22. Police identified the arrested as Dennis Villanueva and Joemil Dellave, both residents of the said barangay. …

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Poverty advocate’s Mansilingan home attacked

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May 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least 15 armed men allegedly broke into the home owned by an organizer for the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay), a group that advocates for the urban poor, over the weekend in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mansilingan. According to Mike Dela Concepcion, secretary-general for the Negros chapter of Bagong Alyansang …

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Silay City boxer loses WBC title bout

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May 20, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co Sonny Boy Jaro of Silay City lost a World Boxing Council-Asia Boxing Council (WBC-Asia) bantamweight title fight over the weekend, falling via seventh round stoppage to Thai fighter Nawaphon Kaikanha at the Workpoint Studio in Bang Phun, Thailand. The first five rounds were a technical bout with Kaikanha jabbing, showing a …

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