No discharge of firearms for New Year, gun owners told

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December 30, 2022
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) reminded gun owners in Negros Occidental not to discharge their firearms during the New Year’s Day revelry. Lt. Judesses Catalogo, NOCPPO spokesperson, said gun owners should find other means to make noise. He warned those caught will have their licenses revoked, and …

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Bacolod assigns 46 community-firecracker zones

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December 30, 2022
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Bacolod City said they have designated 46 community-firecracker zones in the city for the New Year’s Day celebrations. BFP-Bacolod Fire Marshal Chief Inspector Rodel Legaspi said 34 out of 61 barangays in the city have already identified their firecracker zones. These firecracker-zones …

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New bridge reconnects 4 E.B. Magalona brgys

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December 30, 2022
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The four barangays in Negros Occidental’s E.B. Magalona town, that were ravaged and temporarily isolated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013, are now reconnected once again following the reconstruction of the P50 million Nanca-Cudangdang Bridge, resulting to the revitalization of the town’s economic opportunities, according to the Department of …

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New LTO bldg, trading post to open in January

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December 30, 2022
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government will open two government facilities this January. Provincial administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz said the new Land Transportation Office (LTO) building at Barangay Mansilingan’s Manayaosayao, will be opened next month. The old LTO building, located on the city’s Cottage Road, will be converted into a …

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P100-K ‘shabu’ yielded from woman 

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December 30, 2022
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  By MAE SINGUAY More than P100,000 worth of suspected illegal drugs was seized from a woman in a buy-bust operation at Barangay Mambulac in Negros Occidental’s Silay City. Rhodora Castillo, 51 years old, a resident of Zone 1 in the said barangay, was arrested on Thursday, December 29. Police seized a total of 19 …

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Agtuso rules Oton football fest

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December 30, 2022
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Agtuso Football Club-A emerged as champion in the Under-15 category of the Tita Inday’s Football Festival Adventure held recently at the Camella Savannah Football Field in Iloilo province’s Oton town. Numer Aperocho emerged as the hero for Iloilo’s Barotac Nuevo-based Agtuso FC-A as he converted all the two goals in …

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Kai Sotto limited as Adelaide records 4th straight win

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December 30, 2022
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Kai Sotto had limited production as a starter but the Adelaide 36ers still rolled to their fourth straight win in the National Basketball League with an 87-84 escape over Brisbane Bullets in Australia on Thursday night, December 29. The 7-foot-3 Filipino center started for the fourth straight game for the …

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3ID ordered probe over ‘kidnap’ claims

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December 29, 2022
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The commander of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) has ordered an investigation over claims made by a Negros Oriental lawmaker for the alleged kidnapping. Major General Benedict Arevalo, 3ID commander and the concurrent acting chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the Visayas, said they …

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Current sugar prices augur well for planters

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December 29, 2022
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga It will be a good start for 2023 for the sugar industry as sugar prices strongly rebounded after a three-week slide. Former Sugar Regulatory Administration board member, Emilio Yulo said sugar producers are happy to see sugar prices bounce back after almost a month of downward slump. “Prices have …

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4 Capitol execs consultancy agreement to expire tomorrow

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December 29, 2022
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The consultancy agreement of three executives of the Negros Occidental provincial government with Bacolod City will expire tomorrow, December 31. Currently, the city government has four consultants from the Capitol — provincial administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, the consultant for Administrative Matters and Systems Review; Dr. Mary Ann Maestral, Teresita …

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