Arrests made in connection to Dumaguete City broadcaster murder

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November 9, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two out of the three suspects involved in the murder of Dumaguete City radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso have been arrested after police conducted a follow-up operation yesterday morning. Police identified the two arrested suspects as retired Police Corporal Glenn Corsame and Teddy Reyes Salaw, both residents of the said city. …

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Government to reach out to far-flung Negros Occidental communities

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November 9, 2019
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Following the recent joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council meeting at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, Department of the Interior and Local Government-Negros Occidental (DILG-Negros Occidental) director, Atty. Ferdinand Panes, announced plans to reach out to far-flung communities. He explained, the “Serbisyo Caravan” will travel the province and …

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Overnight quake strikes Negros Oriental

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November 9, 2019
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According to data from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), a 2.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded just north of Dauin earlier Friday morning around 12:36 a.m. A subsequent Phivolcs bulletin reported no damages in the Negros Oriental municipality as a result of the quake nor were they any anticipated aftershocks. Quakes ranging between 1.0 …

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‘Earthquake action plans’ encouraged across the Western Visayas

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November 9, 2019
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After various government agencies reported seeing cracks in buildings, particularly schools, across the Western Visayas, the Office of the Civil Defense-Region VI is calling on all localities to craft an “earthquake action plan” and for local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (DRRMC) to submit an inventory of equipment intended for search and rescue operations, …

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Lacson discusses shortcomings in failing to secure Seal of Good Local Governance

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November 9, 2019
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently called a meeting of provincial government department heads to discuss the province’s shortcomings in failing to secure a Seal of Good Local Governance this year. According to Lacson, a primary factor was the province not reaching the minimum 10 percent criteria of localities receiving the award. He explained, …

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Water Advisory

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November 9, 2019
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Water Interruption in the Service Area The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) informs consumers they may experience a temporary water supply interruption and/or turbid water in some portions of the service area due to an intermittent power supply. Schedule: Sunday (November 10), from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Affected Areas: Espinos Village; Libertad downstream; Vista …

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House approves establishing Negros Occidental CHED office

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November 9, 2019
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The House of Representatives recently approved HB 4958, which establishes a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) office in Negros Occidental. Bacolod City lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya, who authored the bill, confirmed the proposal passed its third and final reading and is now pending before the Senate. The congressman said a CHED office is essential …

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Isabela mayoral race recount appeal forwarded to Comelec in Manila

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November 9, 2019
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Malabor: Circles shaded 5% to 10% should count Former Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor yesterday announced his appeal pertaining to the earlier recount conducted on the town’s mayoral race is already with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila. He previously filed an appeal after the recount affirmed Dr. Irene Consunji Montilla’s victory as Isabela mayor, …

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Governor calls for province to unite against insurgency

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November 9, 2019
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently called on local residents to unite in the struggle to end local insurgency. “We actually have a local battle still going on and, hopefully, we will be united behind our government to end local insurgency in the province,” the governor stated. “My call is for unity amongst us.” …

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