Security guard stabbed and killed in San Jose

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March 13, 2020
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A security guard was stabbed and killed by a tricycle driver last Wednesday in front of the Unitop along Tobias A. Fornier Street in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. The fatality was identified as 26-year-old June Sarte, a security guard with the Justice Security Agency and resident of San Remigio’s Barangay Ramon Magsaysay. Closed-circuit television …

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Soldier shot dead by Antique police

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March 13, 2020
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A soldier belonging to the Philippine Army 61st Infantry Battalion was shot dead last Wednesday by police officials in Barangay Carit-an, located in Patnongon, Antique. Authorities identified the fatality as 31-year-old Private First Class Melchor Rosa of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental who died from a gunshot wound to the head. According to Police Regional Office-6 …

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Power Advisory

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March 13, 2020
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Power Interruption in the Service Area The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) informs consumers that maintenance activity will be conducted, which will result in power interruptions. Date: Saturday (March 14) and Sunday (March 15) Reason(s): Line conversion, tree trimming, pole and distribution transformer installation, line extension, and service wire stringing Affected Areas: March 14 …

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3 nabbed for drugs in Sagay City

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March 13, 2020
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Three drug offenders were arrested Wednesday evening following a buy-bust operation at Purok Manzanilla in Sagay City’s Barangay Old Sagay. Authorities identified the suspects as 27-year-old Joemar ‘Jun-Jun’ Coniendo of Purok 7 in the city’s Barangay Poblacion 1 and 28-year-old Josua ‘Dandan’ Quema of of Purok Mabinuligon in the city’s Barangay Lopez Jaena, along with …

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CHR: NPA violated human rights law with IED use

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March 13, 2020
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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros Oriental said the New People’s Army (NPA) violated human rights law when they used improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during an ambush attempt in Guihulngan City’s Barangay Luz last week. CHR-Negros Oriental chief, Dr. Jess Cañete, said they conducted an investigation in the area where the ambush took …

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EB Magalona mayor urges calm

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March 13, 2020
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After the EB Magalona Municipal Health Office recently downgraded a local patient under investigation for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, to being under monitoring, Mayor Marvin Malacon assured local residents that there is nothing to worry about as the municipal government is “doing its best” to implement preventive measures against the spread of the virus. …

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Panaad sa Negros Festival 2020

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March 13, 2020
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Festival status still pending By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After previously indicating the possibility of cancelling this year’s Panaad sa Negros Festival due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said they have yet to decide on the matter and that he will be meeting with members …

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Kanlaon alert level raised

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March 12, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the alert level for Mt. Kanlaon to “Alert Level 1” after recording new activity in the area. Based on a bulletin issued at 10:00 a.m. yesterday, the seismic monitoring network at the volcano recorded at least 80 volcanic earthquakes since March …

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Nearly 200 NOPPO personnel undergo drug testing

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March 12, 2020
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Around 182 police personnel belonging to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) underwent random drug testing earlier this week. NOPPO spokesperson, Police Major Edison Garcia, said the testing was the second session carried out this year. Garcia said drug testing is conducted to ensure their members are not using illegal drugs. A previous drug …

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Paraw Regatta cancelled, Iloilo City events suspended

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March 12, 2020
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Among ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas formally cancelled this year’s Paraw Regatta Festival. The event was originally scheduled from February 23 to March 1, then later rescheduled to run from April 1 to 5, until it was postponed again earlier this week. While there was a …

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