11 raps filed; Large-scale estafa charges filed over police recruitment scam

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September 30, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Eleven large-scale estafa charges have been filed against La Castellana Councilor Donato Dumaguit and Mary Jun delos Santos in connection to the alleged Philippine National Police (PNP) recruitment scam. La Castellana police chief, Major Nelson Amsiwen Jr., said they are gathering the sworn affidavits of the remaining 35 complainants to the case. Amsiwen said …

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Sipalay bet slapped with show cause order for ‘premature campaigning’

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September 30, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Occidental slapped a show cause order against a Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) candidate in Sipalay City for allegedly engaging in premature campaigning. The BSKE candidate is allegedly engaged in vote-buying activities. Comelec-NegOcc elections supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria said they …

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Relocation assured for families affected by Manokan Country rehab

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September 30, 2023
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  By Mae Singuay Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez assured relocation for families affected by the rehabilitation of the Manokan Country in Reclamation Area. Benitez said this during a media interview on Thursday, September 28, following a proposal presentation by a property developer to rehabilitate Manokan Country. “We would like to convert it as …

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‘Slow food’ promotes biodiversity, appreciation of farmers

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September 30, 2023
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  Promoting “slow food” helps advance the advocacy for biodiversity conservation and appreciation of farmers who help grow the ingredients. On Thursday, September 28, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched the “Slow Food in Western Visayas” culinary and rural tourism event aimed at putting the region at the forefront of the development of the slow …

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Woman dead over sugarcane pile

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September 30, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 46-year-old woman died after she was dumped by a pile of sugarcane from a truck that crashed on its side in Negros Occidental’s Ilog town yesterday morning. The fatality was identified as Alma Claridad, a resident of the town’s Barangay Tabu. Eyewitness accounts said Claridad, along with her husband, were walking …

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Silaynon held for ‘shabu’

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September 30, 2023
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  By Mae Singuay A woman was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation at Barangay Guinhalaran in Negros Occidental’s Silay City on Thursday night, September 28. Silay police recovered 12 plastic sachets of suspected shabu worth P95,200 from 31-year-old Elizabeth Bermejo, a resident of the said place. She was arrested for violation of Republic Act …

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12 ‘NPA rebels’ surrender in northern Negros

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September 30, 2023
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  Unfulfilled promises and hunger while on the run led 12 Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) rebels, including a ranking front official, to surrender to government forces in northern Negros Occidental in recent months. The surrenderers, who belonged to the Northern Negros Front (NNF), were from the cities of Escalante, Sagay and …

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Rabies one of the leading causes of death in WV —DOH-6

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September 30, 2023
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The Department of Health in Western Visayas-Center for Health Development (DOH-6) reported a total of 27 deaths due to rabies in the region last year. Noting the third consecutive year of increase in the number of mortalities due to rabies, the health department stressed that the disease continues to be a public health problem in …

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Filipinas eliminates Myanmar in Asiad football

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September 30, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Philippine women’s football team vented its ire on Myanmar with a 3-0 domination in the 19th Asian Games at the Wenzhou Sports Centre Stadium in Hangzhou, China on Thursday night, September 28. Sara Eggesvik scored twice in the second half, while Sarina Bolden added a penalty in the opening …

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