Police officer kills drinking buddy, self in Victorias City

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December 27, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A police officer reportedly killed his drinking buddy after his firearm accidentally discharged on Christmas Eve in Victorias City. He subsequently killed himself. Authorities identified the fatalities as Patrolman Dionel Lutao and his friend, James Karl Sernal, both residents of the said city. Based on an investigation carried out by …

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Ferrer: The Panaad needs a ‘facelift’

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December 27, 2019
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Ahead of hosting the 2021 Palarong Pambansa, Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, who is currently serving as acting governor, said the Panaad Stadium needs a “facelift.” He said the facility needs an upgrade in order to be fit to host a national sports event. The provincial official issued the statement in connection with the …

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Iloilo town considering ‘persona non-grata’ declaration against the NPA

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December 27, 2019
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The Municipal Peace and Order Council for Tubungan, Iloilo is set to meet today regarding a possible “persona non-grata,” or unwelcome, declaration against the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Mayor Roquito Tacsagon earlier announced the meeting, noting, “The CPP-NPA has been a perennial problem in the municipality.” The insurgent group recently staged …

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Regional official touts African swine fever information campaign

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December 27, 2019
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Bureau of Animal Industry-Veterinary Quarantine Services regional veterinary quarantine officer, Dr. John Roel Hilario, recently held a press conference where he touted the information and education campaign by the Department of Agriculture-Region VI pertaining to African swine fever. “We consider [the campaign] very important,” he explained. “We have disseminated about 4,000 flyers and have installed …

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1 killed, 1 injured in Sagay City mishap

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December 27, 2019
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  A back rider who alighted to look for his cellphone was sideswiped by another motorcycle following them around 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday along the national road of Purok Masinadyahon in the city’s Barangay Maquiling. Police identified the victim as Rubin Bolido, 59, married of Purok Kalubihan in the city’s Barangay Bato. He sustained injuries …

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Untimely passing of Bong Tan Jr.

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December 27, 2019
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  We recently learned of the death of Lucio “Bong” Tan, Jr. At 53, and at the prime of his life, Tan Jr. collapsed during a basketball game. Naturally the family was devastated because it was only four months earlier that his billionaire father Lucio Tan with a net worth of close to $4 billion, …

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Tropical storm threatens holiday travel in the Visayas

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December 23, 2019
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A developing tropical storm that may potentially halt sea and air travel is threatening thousands of holiday travelers across the Visayas. Based on information provided by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), a tropical storm with the international name “Phanfone” was last spotted 1,365 kilometers east …

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Negros struck by weekend earthquakes

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December 23, 2019
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Negros was struck by three earthquakes Saturday night. The first tremor, which measured 2.0 in magnitude, was detected at 7:17 p.m. with an epicenter just north of Jimalalud in Negros Oriental; around two minutes before 10:00 p.m., a 2.1-magnitude quake was recorded south of Hinoba-an in Negros Occidental; and, approximately 45 minutes later, a 2.5-magnitude …

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P9.1M worth of shabu seized in Bacolod City

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December 23, 2019
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Around P9.1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in a buy-bust operation over the weekend at Bangga Subay in Bacolod City’s Barangay Banago. The suspects arrested following the operation were identified as 22-year-old Sunny ‘Blot’ Capa of Purok Mahimulaton in the said barangay; along with 20-year-old Ely Lorence ‘Toto Long’ Sazon, also from the …

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Government, NDF recommend 15-day ceasefire

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December 23, 2019
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The Philippine national government and the National Democratic Front (NDF), the political arm for the Communist Party of the Philippines, yesterday agreed to recommend a 15-day ceasefire as part of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday. In a joint statement signed by Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who represented Philippine …

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