Bredco inaugurates new terminal

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June 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod Real Estate Development Company (Bredco) inaugurated the Simplicio A. Palanca Seaport yesterday morning with Bredco President John Alonte calling the inauguration of the P400-million terminal “long overdue.” “We encountered some minor glitches but we are 100 percent certain that this terminal can serve its purposes for Negros Occidental,” …

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La Castellana police chief relieved from duty

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June 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga La Castellana police chief, Police Major Robert Dejucos, was relieved from duty yesterday by Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros. In his weekly press conference, Baleros said the order was given based on the results of performance evaluations. Dejucos will be replaced by Police Major …

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BCPO assigns cops to the Bacolod Esplanade

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June 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) officer-in-charge, Police Colonel Henry Biñas, assured Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia they will secure the newly-inaugurated Bacolod Esplanade 24-hours-a-day to prevent cases of vandalism and other crimes. The BCPO official said a total eight police officers will be assigned to the esplanade. Prior to the …

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SSS warns members about fixers

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June 19, 2019
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After 15 Social Security System (SSS) members in Bacolod City fell victim to fixers who claimed advances on their SSS pension loan, along with stealing cash cards, SSS recently issued a warning to members about fixers. “There are people who take advantage of our pensioners during their times of need [and] this has to stop,” …

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PSTMO calls on Iloilo City motorists to ‘respect’ crosswalks

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June 19, 2019
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In response to the vehicular accident over the weekend along Diversion Road in Iloilo City’s Mandurriao district, which left one couple killed, the Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) called on city motorists to “respect” crosswalks. The couple, earlier identified as Joe Marie and Alnie Dinah Pet-Osano, were crossing the street using …

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Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge project feasibility studies ongoing

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June 19, 2019
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Provincial council recommends alternative entry points to Pulupandan By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to Chinese state-owned consultancy firm CCCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd., the company hired to survey the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge project, feasibility studies remain ongoing. Based on a project profile, the first segment of the bridge will connect Leganes, Iloilo to Buenavista, …

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NOPPO receives 42 reconditioned firearms

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June 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) received 42 reconditioned M14 rifles during Monday’s flag ceremony at Camp Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City. Information released by NOPPO said the firearms were reconditioned with funds provided by outgoing Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez. The turnover ceremony …

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Baby drowns in a pail at Libertad Public Market

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June 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A six-month-old baby drowned early yesterday morning after falling into a pail at the Libertad Public Market in Bacolod City. Police have requested anonymity for the victim and their family but confirmed the family operates a vegetable shop along the Lizares Extension area of the market. Based on a statement …

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Cadiz City mayor-elect’s candidacy questioned due to ‘abuse of authority’ case

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June 19, 2019
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Response: Guilty verdict does not disqualify Escalante from holding office By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Manuel Laurel Garganera III, who unsuccessfully ran for Cadiz City mayor in last month’s midterm elections, recently sent a letter to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to question the candidacy of Cadiz City Mayor-elect Salvador Escalante, Jr. and called for …

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Comelec: Fines await candidates who fail to report contributions, expenditures

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June 19, 2019
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Iloilo City elections officer, Atty. Mavil Majarucon-Sia, recently affirmed, candidates who failed to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) on time will be fined. The submission deadline for candidates in last month’s midterm elections was last week, June 13. “It is the Campaign Finance Office who [is] going to assess sa tanan nga …

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