BCPO ordered to implement preventive measures regulating ‘riding-in-tandem’

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December 18, 2018
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Ordinance passed earlier this year intended to crack down on the practice By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to the recent ambush on Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia called on the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) to strictly implement the anti-riding-in-tandem ordinance. The policy was passed earlier this year …

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Senatorial candidate endorses five years terms for barangay officials

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December 18, 2018
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Marcos: They should have the same benefits as government officials By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga 2019 senatorial candidate, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, recently returned to Negros Occidental, where she served as guest of honor for officials from the Negros Occidental fourth congressional district, which included 1,500 barangay officials. During the event, the senatorial aspirant …

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Woman killed following apparent hit-and-run in Pahanocoy

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December 18, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A woman was declared dead on the spot following an apparent hit-and-run yesterday morning along Araneta Street in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City. Police identified the victim as Elizabeth Dizon, a pharmacist and resident of the said city. Based on initial investigations by Police Station 8 (PS8), the victim was in …

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Two provincial government employees subject to confirmatory drug tests

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December 18, 2018
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Workers earlier tested positive during random drug testing By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Acting Provincial Administrator, Dr. Lucille Gelvolea, yesterday confirmed the two provincial government employees who tested positive for drugs have been ordered to undergo confirmatory testing. She said the Human Resources Office required the testing be administered at a laboratory accredited by the …

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Government agency offers safety tips on Christmas decorations

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December 17, 2018
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The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) published a safety advisory on Christmas decorations on social media yesterday, specifically, Christmas lights. They suggested checking for any damage to Christmas lights, including exposed wires, and to avoid usage if such defects are present. The agency also made note of ensuring lights are unplugged if not in use and …

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La Castellana lights up for the holidays

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December 17, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A ‘lights-on’ ceremony was held over the weekend in La Castellana, where the Municipal Hall and the town’s public plaza were adorned with Christmas lights. The event coincided with the opening of the Bailes de Luces, the town’s festival of lights, which is set to run until January 5. Meanwhile, …

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NPA vows to uphold ceasefire

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December 17, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The New People’s Army (NPA) Apolinario Gatmaitan Regional Operational Command over the weekend said they will uphold their ceasefire declaration for the holidays despite refusals from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police. In a statement forwarded to the rebel group by the Communist Party …

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Minor earthquake shakes Sipalay City yesterday

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December 17, 2018
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A 2.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded yesterday morning west of Sipalay City. According to a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) bulletin, the tremor struck just before 6:40 a.m. The agency noted, there were no reported damages as a result of the incident, nor were there any anticipated aftershocks. Earthquakes ranging between 1.0 and 3.0 …

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Ceneco rates down this month

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December 17, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) consumers should expecting a reduction in their December bill due to lower power rates this month. Ceneco General Manager Sulpicio Jun Lagarde, Jr. said, based on their computation, the much-lower price of power being bought by the cooperative resulted in a 69¢ per kilowatt-hour adjustment. …

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At least three gunmen involved in Bacolod City councilor ambush –BCPO

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December 17, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) believes there may have been three or more gunmen involved in last Friday’s ambush on Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan and his wife Anita at Purok 12A in the city’s Barangay Alangilan. BCPO director, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, said the city councilor and …

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