Drug suspect escapes from PS9 jail

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January 18, 2020
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Police: Lock was picked with a stick By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A suspect behind bars on drug charges managed to escape from his jail cell yesterday morning at Police Station 9 (PS9) in Bacolod City’s Barangay Sum-ag. Police identified the escapee as 29-year-old Gabriel Libo-on, a resident of Purok Nami-nami 1 in the said …

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Baciwa: PrimeWater was not ‘handpicked’ for a PPP

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January 18, 2020
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In response to a letter from Amlig Tubig, an initiative launched last year by the Diocese of Bacolod Social Action Center and Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) employees’ union, the Baciwa Board of Directors clarified they never insisted on nor “handpicked” PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation as an independent private proponent in a proposed public-private partnerships (PPP). …

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Espenido comments characterized as ‘blatant disregard for human rights’

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January 18, 2020
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Progressive groups: Police official’s stance will ‘drown the region in blood’ The Negros chapters of the Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (Karapatan) and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) issued a joint statement slamming recent statements by Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) deputy director, Police Lt. Colonel Jovie Espenido, where he called on those involved …

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Senator pushes for national sugar program

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January 18, 2020
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Villar: Sugar liberalization is inevitable With the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) failing to fully utilize the Sugar Industry Development Act, which is worth P2 billion annually, Senator Cynthia Villar is seeking the creation of a national sugar program. She noted, under the current system, she is unable to access SRA regulatory powers. The senator noted, …

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BCPO seeks ‘logistical support’ from the city gov’t

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January 17, 2020
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Vice mayor: The city’s drug problem needs to be addressed By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) deputy director, Police Lt. Colonel Jovie Espenido, has asked the Bacolod City government for additional logistical support for their campaign against criminality and illegal drugs. According to the law enforcement official, since his arrival in …

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Five former insurgents surrender to Iloilo officials

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January 17, 2020
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Aid provided for livelihood assistance, gun buy-back Five former Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) insurgents from the Iloilo towns of Calinog and Lambunao recently surrendered to authorities and were provided assistance yesterday at the Iloilo Governor’s Office. Philippine Army 301st Brigade commander, Colonel Marion Sision; Department of the Interior and Local Government-Iloilo …

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Earthquakes detected across the region

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January 17, 2020
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Amid ongoing seismic activity in Batangas following the eruption of the Taal Volcano, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also detected three earthquakes across the Western Visayas over the past couple days. A 2.0-magnitude quake was detected south of San Joaquin in Iloilo early Wednesday morning, striking around 3:49 a.m.; 15 minutes later, a …

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Espenido warns Bacolod City drug groups

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January 16, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) deputy director, Police Lt. Colonel Jovie Espenido, is back on duty after spending over a month on leave. In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod, the law enforcement official said he is ready to implement his plans in order to solve the city’s illegal drugs problem …

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Public advised against ‘fake news’ surrounding Kanlaon

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January 16, 2020
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Caelian slams social media user for ‘irresponsible post’ Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Management Program head, Dr. Zeaphard Caelian, warned the public about “fake news” surrounding the Kanlaon Volcano, which is located on Negros. “Always verify the source and, please, stop sharing this news because it will only cause misinformation and confuse the public,” he said. …

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2020 Ati-Atihan Festival

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January 16, 2020
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PRO-6: On-duty officers barred from using mobile phones Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, yesterday reiterated the policy barring police officers from using their mobile phones except in emergency situations during the ongoing Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan, which comes to a close this weekend. “Police personnel on duty should only …

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