Elderly woman dragged along Araneta Street by jeepney

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December 13, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An elderly woman died yesterday morning after she was reportedly struck and dragged by a passenger jeepney along Araneta Street in Bacolod City’s Barangay Tangub. Police identified the fatality as 74-year-old Nelia Bo-oc, an oyster vendor and resident of the said barangay. Police Station 8 (PS8) traffic investigator, Police Staff …

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PDEA denies decreasing shabu prices in the Western Visayas

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December 13, 2019
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Agency tightens monitoring ahead of the holiday season The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Western Visayas denied reports shabu prices in the region have been on the decline. Such a downturn in prices would suggest a growing supply of the illicit substance. In a statement issued by the law enforcement agency on its …

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P240K in illegal drugs seized in Bacolod City buy-bust

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December 13, 2019
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An estimated P240,000 worth of suspected shabu was confiscated yesterday afternoon following a buy-bust operation as Purok Sigay in Bacolod City’s Barangay 2. Police identified the arrested suspects as 21-year-old John Paul Diaz and 21-year-old Larry Tulmo, both residents of the said area. Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Ariel Pico, said …

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BCPO on ‘full alert’ ahead of holiday celebrations

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December 12, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Ariel Pico, said local police were placed on “full alert” last week, ahead of the holiday festivities which are set to begin on Sunday, December 15, the first day of the nine-day Aguinaldo Mass, or “Simbang Gabi.” According to the law …

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Man arrested for cultivating marijuana in Taculing

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December 12, 2019
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A 47-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning after allegedly cultivating marijuana inside his home at the Doña Juliana Subdivision in Bacolod City’s Barangay Taculing. Police identified the suspect as Albert Lopez. Based on information forwarded by the Bacolod City Police Office, the suspect’s mother and sister visited Police Station 6 and reported Lopez for cultivating …

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PNP reiterates firecracker-related policies ahead of holiday season

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December 12, 2019
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The Philippine National Police (PNP) recently reiterated policies surrounding firecrackers ahead of the holiday season, when such pyrotechnics are often used by the public. “We adhere to the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, through Executive Order 28, which regulates the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices nationwide,” affirmed PNP officer-in-charge, Police Lt. General Archie …

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Ombudsman orders probe into Ilog official

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December 11, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday confirmed receiving a letter indicating the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas has ordered the Provincial Board to probe Ilog Municipal Councilor Mark Vargas following the receipt of a complaint pertaining to grave abuse of authority and misconduct allegations. “I was surprised that the Ombudsman …

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