Bacolod City formally launched as a ‘Justice Zone’

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August 31, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Governance in Justice program welcomed the establishment of Bacolod City as a “Justice Zone,” which is an area where local justice sector agencies work to identify problems and seek out solutions. A formal launch took place yesterday morning at the Bacolod City Government Center. The selection of a “Justice …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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August 31, 2019
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Every September is recognized as World Alzheimer’s Month, which raises awareness about the degenerative disorder that affects brain cells. According to the Mayo Clinic, early signs of the disease include memory difficulties, which may lead to challenges with concentration, reasoning, and performing routine tasks. “Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can seriously affect a person’s ability …

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Indian nationals captured in San Carlos City face deportation

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August 31, 2019
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According to the Bureau of Immigration (BI), the four Indian nationals apprehended last week in San Carlos City are facing deportation. The illegal aliens, identified as Manjot Singh, Mandeep Singh, Boota Singh, and Gurpreet Singh, were brought to the bureau’s attention after receiving complaints regarding alleged ‘5-6’ lending activity. “All four were later brought to …

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DILG secretary issues stern warning against erring law enforcement

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August 31, 2019
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While speaking during yesterday’s “Justice Zone” launch at the Bacolod City Government Center, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año yesterday issued a stern warning against abusive and erring cops amid a report of a police officer shooting three individuals earlier this week and a jail guard involved in a shooting …

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Local TESDA hosts job fair

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August 31, 2019
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In observance of National Tech-Voc Day, along with the 25th anniversary of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the government agency’s provincial division hosted the World Café of Opportunities, a job fair, at the Gaisano City Grand Mall in Bacolod City. Around 300 graduates of technical and vocational education and training courses participated …

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Negros Occidental not among National ID system pilot areas

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August 31, 2019
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Negros Occidental was not included among the pilot areas for National ID system registration, which is scheduled to begin next month. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said pilot testing is scheduled to take place from September 2 until December with around 10,000 targeted for registration. Philippine Statistics Authority-Negros Occidental head Luis Gonzales, meanwhile, said they …

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Ferrer backs resuming local peace talks

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August 31, 2019
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Local diocese willing to broker negotiations By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Acting Negros Occidental Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said he support resuming local peace talks between the government and the New People’s Army (NPA). In a radio interview, he said localized peace talks are the best solution to resolve the region’s problems with peace and order. …

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Teen shot dead in Handumanan

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August 31, 2019
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A 16-year-old was killed last Wednesday following a brawl with three individuals at Purok Kawayanan in Bacolod City’s Barangay Handumanan. Police Station 10 (PS10) commander, Police Captain Armilyn Vargas, requested anonymity for the victim and suspects but confirmed two of the three assailants are already in custody. Vargas added, the two arrested suspects are aged …

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Alijis drug bust yields P180K worth of shabu

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August 31, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least P180,000 worth of suspected shabu was confiscated Thursday night following a buy-bust operation at a boarding house at Purok DC-1 Phase 2 in Regent Pearl Homes Subdivision in Bacolod City’s Barangay Alijis. Police identified the arrested suspect as 59-year-old Noel Baldomar, a resident of Purok Kabugwason in Bacolod …

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Bacolod City makes Seal of Good Local Governance shortlist

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August 31, 2019
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The Bacolod City government recently announced the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) revealed the city made the shortlist for this year’s Seal of Good Local Governance award. The seal is an incentive program by the DILG that recognizes and rewards local government units for “excellent service and high standards of governance.” A …

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