New NegOr guv pro-NIR? Solon: Degamo already softening stance prior to slay

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March 31, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A Negros Occidental lawmaker is confident that the re-establishment of the Negros Island Region (NIR) will push through. According to 3rd district Congressman Francisco “Kiko” Benitez, he believes the new Negros Oriental Governor Carlo Jorge Joan Reyes is in favor of NIR revival. Reyes replaced Governor Roel Degamo hours …

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Pamplona massacre suspects’ belongings found at ex-guv’s property

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March 31, 2023
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  Personal items allegedly from the suspects involved in the murder of Governor Roel Degamo and eight others were seized by government operatives at a sugar mill compound reportedly owned by former Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves on Thursday night, March 30. Using a backhoe, the belongings were found buried within the 50-hectare HDJ-Bayawan …

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New biodiversity conservation tourism center breaks ground

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March 31, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Biodiversity Conservation and Nature Tourism Center at Sitio Pulakpulakan in the province’s Talisay City yesterday morning. The 62-hectare site is being eyed by Lacson as the next Mambukal Resort and a major watershed area in the …

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Decomposing remains found in Murcia

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March 31, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Human remains already in the early state of decomposition were recovered at Barangay Damsite in Negros Occidental’s Murcia town late yesterday morning. Authorities have yet to identify the remains as of press time. In a radio interview, Damsite village chief Regie Burata said a local resident trying to fish in …

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3 stabbed dead, 3 hurt in Murcia bar brawl

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March 31, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A police corporal and two others were stabbed dead while three others were injured in a bar brawl at Barangay Salvacion in Negros Occidental’s Murcia town, early yesterday morning. Police identified the fatalities as Corporal Gabby Castillo of the province’s La Carlota City; and Benedict Maguad and Marvin Guardavilla, …

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Top 2 most wanted in Manapla yields gun

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March 31, 2023
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  By Mae Singuay The No. 2 most wanted person in Negros Occidental’s Manapla town is facing an additional charge of possessing an unlicensed firearm. The 38-year-old Ronald Baloran of the town’s Barangay San Pablo was arrested for a qualified statutory rape charge in Cadiz City’s Barangay Burgos on Wednesday afternoon, March 29. The Manapla …

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Negrense boxers Montaño, Gomez retain ABF titles

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March 31, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Negrense fighter Joepher Montaño captured the Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) welterweight crown after a sixth round stoppage victory over Iranian Khashaiar Ghassemi at the RCA Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday night, March 30. This was the third welterweight division belt of the Negros Occidental’s Bago City-native Montaño, after capturing the …

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Creamline bags PVL All-Filipino conference crown

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March 31, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Creamline Cool Smashers recovered from a set down to capture the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference title with a 20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-15 beating of Petro Gazz Angels in the do-or-die Game 3 at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Thursday night, March 30. Jessica …

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RJ Abarrientos named Rookie of the Year in KBL

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March 31, 2023
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  RJ Abarrientos was named the Rookie of the Year in the 2023 Korean Basketball League (KBL) after a successful first year campaign with the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis. The Filipino import averaged 13.6 points, 1.4 steals and 4.8 assists to emerge as the top freshman in his batch. With Abarrientos playing a key role for …

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‘Fuel smugglers’ reached; Police get in touch with persons on severed feet list

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March 30, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The individuals listed on a piece of paper recovered with the two severed human feet at a gasoline station in Bacolod City’s Barangay Villamonte, were already contacted by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO). BCPO director, Colonel Thomas Joseph Martir, said investigators have already approached the listed persons — …

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