Following a string of accidental firing: Secure your firearms, NOCPPO cops told

Posted by watchmen
January 31, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) reminded all its personnel to be cautious when handling or maintaining their service firearms. NOCPPO spokesperson, Captain Judesses Catalogo said as part of their basic training for new police officers, they are taught how to use and maintain, and to be proficient …

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Local groups plan for lower imported sugar volume 

Posted by watchmen
January 31, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two sugar groups are proposing to import only 350,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar, lower than the proposed 450,000 MT by the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). In a letter submitted by Panay Federation of Sugarcane Planters (Panayfed) and the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP), they are proposing that …

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3ID chief: NPA in Negros ‘severely weakened’

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January 31, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The commander of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) said yesterday that the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros, and its other guerilla fronts in other parts of the Visayas, has been severely weakened following several setbacks and defeats over the past few months. Commander Lt. General Benedict …

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Sipalay man shot dead by pal 

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January 31, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A man was shot dead by his drinking partner after allegedly running amok at Barangay Gil Montilla in Negros Occidental’s Sipalay City on Monday night, January 30. Police identified the fatality as Marvin Amalla, a resident of the city’s Barangay San Jose. Based on initial investigation by the police, Amalla …

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Cadiz resident ‘stole’ P44-k mobile phones

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January 31, 2023
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  By Mae Singuay A resident of Barangay Tinampa-an in Negros Occidental’s Cadiz City allegedly stole five units of mobile phones amounting to P44,200. Police held Jose Maria Peñosa, 28 years old, following a theft complaint filed by Jesson Bariga, 30 years old, and his brother Junnel, 34 years old. Peñosa allegedly broke into the …

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Adelaide stays alive in NBL

Posted by watchmen
January 31, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Kai Sotto and the Adelaide 36ers kept their 2022-2023 National Basketball League (NBL) playoffs hopes alive after a 99-96 win over Cairns Taipans at the Cairns Convention Center on Monday night, January 30. The 7-foot-3 Sotto was also instrumental in the victory as he tallied 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including a …

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Strong-PH stays unbeaten in Dubai basketball tilt

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January 31, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Strong Group-Philippines kept its unblemished slate in the 32nd Dubai International Basketball Championship after an 87-61 rout of Al Wahda-Syria yesterday (Philippine time) at the Al Nasr Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shabazz Muhammad erupted for 37 points to go with 11 rebounds, two steals and one assist …

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On ‘severed hands’ list; JO employees under probe 

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January 30, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) will conduct its investigation on some job order (JO) employees of the city government listed on a piece of paper with two severed human hands. CADAC coordinator, Retired Police Colonel Primitivo Tabujara said they are currently waiting for the documents and reports …

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‘No word on voter registration extension’ 

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January 30, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Occidental said they have not received advice from its central office regarding an extension of the voter registration, which is until today. Comelec-Negros Occidental elections supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria said all registrants who have already lined up 30 meters away from …

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