Teen, 2 others nabbed for ‘shabu’

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April 27, 2023
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  By Mae Singuay A minor and two others were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Bacolod City’s Barangay Tangub early yesterday morning, April 27. Arrested were a 14-year-old girl from the city’s Barangay 14; 48-year-old Jade Babaran, a high-value individual; and 27-year-old son Jadelle Clyde, both residents of Tangub. Confiscated were 14 sachets …

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Victims of NegOr mass shooting to receive ‘intervention’

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2023
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  Survivors and the families of those who died in the mass shooting in Negros Oriental’s Pamplona town, where Governor Roel Degamo was killed, will finally get psychological and stress interventions that would help them cope with the traumatic experience. Three to five psychiatrists from Cebu will render their services to the survivors and families …

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Negros loses to Davao in PCAP Southern Division finals

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April 27, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Negros Island Region Kingsmen failed to reach the 2023 Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) First Division finals after dropping their division match on Wednesday night, April 26. The Kingsmen, the no. 1 seed in the Southern Division, was defeated by Davao Golden Eagles in the two-leg division finals …

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NBA: Ja Morant keeps Grizzlies alive as Lakers beaten

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

  Ja Morant led a superb second half rally as the Memphis Grizzlies kept their NBA playoff campaign alive with a 116-99 victory over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, April 26. Memphis, down 3-1 in the best-of-seven Western Conference series after defeat in Game 4, looked to be in control after …

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Negros 3×3 cagers capture gold in WVRAA Meet

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April 27, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Negros Occidental’s 3×3 squad took home the gold medal in the secondary boys’ 3×3 basketball event of the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet at the Tangalan Covered Court in Aklan yesterday. Represented by Bacolod Tay Tung High School’s Dylan Despi, Marvin Delos Santos, Vince Hugo and Joshua …

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‘No problem’; DepEd-NegOcc sees returning to blended learning fine

Posted by watchmen
April 26, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division in Negros Occidental does not see any problems if schools return to blended learning amid the hot weather conditions. DepEd-NegOcc spokesperson, Ian Arnold Arnaiz said all schools in the province have already gained experience of the blended learning system adopted during the COVID-19 …

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60-day suspension ends; Lacson yet to decide on ex-treasurer case

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April 26, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The 60-day suspension on former Isabela town treasurer Nenette Escarda had already ended, but Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson had yet to make a decision on the case. Atty. Alberto Nellas Jr., Provincial Legal Office (PLO) head, said yesterday Lacson has to decide on their recommendations against Escarda. Nellas …

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BCPO launches e-sabong hotlines

Posted by watchmen
April 26, 2023
Posted in TOP STORIES

    By Mae Singuay The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is encouraging residents to report any illegal e-sabong, or electronic cockfighting activities in the city. BCPO acting director, Police Colonel Noel Aliño earlier this week presented to Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez the e-sabong hotlines. These are City Tactical Operations Center: (034) 454-6667, …

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P70-K hotdogs, skin care items stolen

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April 26, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Over P70,000 worth of hotdogs and skin care products were stolen from two establishments at Barangay 4 in Negros Occidental’s Cadiz City on Tuesday afternoon, April 25. Cadiz police chief, Lt. Colonel Gil John Despi said, based on the closed-circuit television footage, four individuals posing as customers entered a …

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