Traffic scheme for southbound PUJs begins today

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September 10, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head, Police Lt. Colonel Luisito Acebuche, reminded public utility jeepneys (PUJs) operators plying southbound routes to observe the 45-day traffic experiment, which goes into effect today. The traffic experiment is implemented for jeepneys operating between Central Market and Barangays Punta Taytay, Sum-ag, Tangub, Singcang-Airport, and …

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Toy collectors expo at SMX this weekend

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September 10, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negrense Toy Collectors is set to host the PlaygroundEX 2019 exposition on Saturday at the SMX Convention Center Function Hall 1 in Bacolod City. During a press conference yesterday, organizers said they are expecting an attendance of up to 4,000, comprised of toy enthusiasts from both Negros Occidental and …

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PRO-6: Five convicts released under ‘good conduct’ law surrender

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September 10, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Joem Malong, yesterday affirmed five local convicts released under RA 10592, an amendment to the Revised Penal Code referred to as the “Good Conduct Time Allowance Law,” have surrendered to authorities. According to Malong, the first convict to surrender was a 57-year-old …

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Negros Island Victory Day observed at the Provincial Capitol

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September 10, 2019
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday led the 74th Negros Island Victory Day observance at the Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon, which was attended by members of the Negros Occidental chapter of the Veterans Federation of the Philippines, along with their families, various provincial officials, among others. “Our fallen …

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2019 MassKara Festival

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September 10, 2019
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Countdown to this year’s festivities underway Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently led the official launch of this year’s MassKara Festival at the Bacolod City Government Center. Part of the event included the unveiling of the “Countdown to the Ruby MassKara.” Various city officials took part in officially starting the countdown clock, which is accessible …

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BCPO seized P10M worth of illegal drugs last month

Posted by watchmen
September 10, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday reported they seized a total P10 million worth of illegal drugs last month. According to data from BCPO, they conducted a total 49 buy-bust operations, resulting in the confiscation of nearly 695 grams of illegal drugs  with a total value of P10,416,270. BCPO …

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Government physicians’ hours under scrutiny

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September 10, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government is currently scrutinizing the hours logged by physicians at government hospitals after provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said some doctors have pledged to work 24 hours of services twice a week. While he noted government physicians can concurrently work in private practice, the provincial official …

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CHR to police: Do not destroy your credibility

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September 10, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following a reported incident out of Luzon where police officers allegedly ordered suspects to strip naked and bend over, the Negros Occidental Commission on Human Rights (CHR) yesterday called on local police to avoid destroying their credibility. CHR-Negros Occidental head Romeo Baldevarona called the aformentioned incident “notoriously offensive” and a …

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AdMU mauls DLSU in UAAP men’s basketball

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September 10, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co A second quarter run by Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) helped in securing their 81-69 win over De La Salle University (DLSU) last Sunday in the 82nd UAAP men’s basketball season at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Mike Nieto tallied 18 points for AdMU, along with five rebounds, four assists, and two …

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2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

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September 10, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Gilas Pilipinas end competition winless By Adrian Stewart Co The Philippine men’s national basketball team, Gilas Pilipinas, closed their 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup campaign winless after falling 95-75 to Iran over the weekend at the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, China. Triples from Andray Blatche, Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, and Kiefer Ravena gave Gilas an …

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