‘Out of control’; Azcona: SRA has no authority over high sugar prices

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July 31, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said they have no control over prices of sugar in the local market. SRA acting administrator Pablo Luis Azcona made the clarification after several lawmakers complained about why sugar prices in the domestic market are still high despite the recent importation of the commodity. Azcona said the …

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City demolition team files raps vs. Brgy. 6 resident

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July 31, 2023
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By Mae Singuay  The Bacolod City Enforcement Team (CET) of the City Legal Office filed criminal charges against a resident of the city’s Barangay 6 during the demolition of houses along Mambuloc creek on July 28. CET head, Rey Demisana, filed threat and resistance to person of authority charges against 31-year-old Junjun Meniao at the City …

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Local health offices to get COVID-19 bivalent vaxx next 

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July 31, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  The local health offices in Negros Occidental are next to get COVID-19 bivalent vaccines. Provincial Health Office (PHO) officer-in-charge Dr. Girlie Pinongan said once they completed the inoculation of all hospital staff, those assigned to the city and municipal health offices will get the vaccines next. The PHO has 2,340 total …

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Who killed woman in her house?

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July 31, 2023
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By Mae Singuay  The police station in Negros Occidental’s Manapla town is still investigating the stabbing incident that happened inside a woman’s house in Barangay Punta Mesa, wherein the assailant is still unidentified. The police identified the fatality as 54-year-old Virgie Sabordo, who succumbed to a stab wound on her body. Sabordo’s live-in partner, Filem …

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Over 19-K drug pushers, users in W. Visayas complete rehab program

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July 31, 2023
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The government’s rehabilitation program has helped 19,251 persons who use drugs (PWUDs) and small-time pusher-users in Western Visayas since it started operations in 2019. The rehabilitation program is implemented through the community-based drug rehabilitation program (CBRDP) with 18,333 graduates, Balay Silangan with 411, and the treatment and rehabilitation center (TRC) with 507 graduates. Shey Tanaleon, …

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Negros Oriental steps up tourism expansion

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July 31, 2023
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Negros Oriental continues to build up its ridge to reef tourism in a bid to spur tourism growth in its three districts. Governor Manuel “Chaco” Sagarbarria wanted to showcase the ridge for reef tours in the province for the locals as well as the visitors to experience sites in the coastal and mountain tourism destinations. …

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Abandoned baby found at San Sebastian Cathedral

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July 31, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An abandoned baby boy was found in the lobby of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City yesterday morning. Based on information from Police Station 1, a church choir member discovered a yellow-colored bag in one of the seats. Upon closer inspection, a baby was found inside the bag. The …

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Angler drowns to death in Himamaylan

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July 31, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  An angler drowned to his death after he accidentally fell from his boat off the coast of Barangay Aguisan in Negros Occidental’s Himamaylan City on Saturday, July 29. Authorities identified the fatality as 26-year-old Joven Buenaflor. Coast Guard District in Western Visayas spokesperson, Commander Jansen Benjamin said, based on the report from their …

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Negrense Palicte, Donaire falter in LA

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July 31, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

By ADRIAN STEWART CO  Negrense boxer Aston Palicte was unsuccessful in his boxing return after suffering a fourth round technical knockout defeat against Mexican Jose Salas Reyes at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas yesterday morning (Philippine time). The Negros Occidental’s Bago City-native Palicte fought for the first time since a loss in Australia in …

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Negros defends homecourt, defeats Manila in MPBL

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July 31, 2023
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By ADRIAN STEWART CO Negros Pau Muscovados was triumphant in their first-ever home game after a 69-60 beating of Manila Stars in the 2023 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City on Saturday night, July 29. Jonathan Gantalao, Jr. was efficient with his offense in the …

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