Antique bans the construction of coal-fired power plants

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February 26, 2020
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The Antique Provincial Board passed an ordinance last week banning the establishment of new coal-fired power plants in the province. According to the ordinance: “While the Philippines is not one of the major contributions of carbon emissions, we nevertheless have a duty to reduce the impact of our consumption and have an energy mix that …

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Prov’l Board approval needed before cutting down Panaad Park trees

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February 26, 2020
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Before the 300 eucalyptus trees within the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mansilingan can be cut down in order to make space for a new parking lot, the project still needs approval from the Negros Occidental Provincial Board. According to provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, a resolution of no objection must be …

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One killed in Himamaylan City crash

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February 26, 2020
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One person was killed when a motorcycle struck a 10-wheeler cargo truck Monday morning at Sitio Nato in Himamaylan City’s Barangay Aguisan. Authorities identified the fatality as 23-year-old Jeremias Castillon Blanco, Jr. of the city’s Barangay 3. According to police, after a motorcycle being operated by 29-year-old Joliza Rey Blanco was struck by a truck …

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Congressional committee passes Bacolod Economic Zone Authority proposal

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February 26, 2020
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House Bill 5440, which proposes the creation of the Bacolod Economic Zone Authority (BEZA), passed the House of Representatives Committee on Economic Affairs. According to Bacolod City lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya, who authored the bill, the law “classifies the city to be a viable location for the establishment of an economic zone.” He noted, …

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TFK affirms support for Duterte

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February 26, 2020
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Amid calls for President Rodrigo Duterte’s in observance of yesterday’s EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary, anti-crime and anti-corruption group Task Force Kasanag (TFK) affirmed their support for the Duterte administration. TFK legal adviser, Bacolod City Councilor Archie Baribar, urged Negrenses to “continue supporting the administration.” The city official pointed out, “Duterte is the only president …

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Prov’l administrator insists anti- insurgency fund will be beneficial

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February 26, 2020
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NPA earlier slammed the program as ‘a waste of time and money’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to the NPA Apolinario Gatmaitan Command calling the Negros Occidental provincial government’s proposed P87 million anti-insurgency fund “a waste of time and money,” provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, called on the insurgency group to respect the …

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PDEA warns vs the sale injectable liquid shabu

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February 24, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed concern over injectable liquid shabu reportedly being peddled on social media. Based on a press release from the regional office, PDEA Director Aaron Aquino issued a warning after agents seized a total of 10.4 millimeters of illicit substance in Mandaluyong City. Aquino …

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Silliman University probing sexual harassment allegations

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February 24, 2020
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Silliman University has launched an investigation into alleged sexual harassment cases within the Dumaguete City school’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. Over the weekend, the student government said they received numerous reports of harassment within the unit last week. One of the reports claimed, last Thursday, a certain person of authority called cadets at …

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‘High-ranking’ NPA official

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February 24, 2020
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nabbed in Tubungan Law enforcement officials banned a “high-ranking” official of the New People’s Army (NPA) on Saturday after serving two arrest warrants in Tubungan’s Barangay Zone 1. According to Tubungan Municipal Police Station chief, Police Lt. Colonel Jose Romel Samson, 49-year-old Moncino ‘Ka Dana’ Tacaisan of the town’s Barangay Igtuble surrendered peacefully. Arrested on …

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Investigators encounter difficulties finding witnesses to Alcosaba killing

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February 24, 2020
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After Bacolod City Police Office director, Police Colonel Henry Biñas, earlier admitted to encountering difficulties in trying to investigate recent shootings in the city, Police Station 4 (PS4) investigators said they are having a “hard time” finding witnesses to the recent murder of Police Patrolman Eric Alcosaba, a former member of Police Station 7 who …

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