2019 Midterm Elections

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October 17, 2018
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Former Bacolod City councilor to challenge Leonardia   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Candidates for the Asenso for Better Bacolod-Magbinuligay Kita sa Kauswagan (ABB-MKK) coalition filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) yesterday at the local Commission on Elections office, where former City Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue was announced as their candidate for mayor, setting up …

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Pharmaceutical company issues warning on fake Koi herbal capsules

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October 17, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A pharmaceutical company held a press conference yesterday to warn the public about the proliferation of fake Koi herbal capsules in Negros Occidental. According to Atty. Erfe Del Castillo, legal counsel for the manufacturer of Koi herbal products, Health First Wellness Laboratories Inc., they have filed a preliminary injunction …

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2019 Midterm Elections

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October 17, 2018
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Gatuslao backs out of 5th district race   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Alain Gatuslao announced he was abandoning plans to run to represent Negros Occidental’s fifth congressional district, paving the way for Marilou Arroyo-Lesaca, the sister of former Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Ignacio ‘Iggy’ Arroyo, Jr., to …

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Thunderstorm knocks out power across parts of Negros Occidental

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October 16, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Sunday afternoon thunderstorms knocked out power across parts of Negros Occidental. According to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, the Bacolod-San Enrique 69-kilovolt line was tripped after structures toppled in Barangay Taloc, Bago City, causing power outages in the city, along with Valladolid, Pulupandan, and San Enrique. Meanwhile, …

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MassKara Festival 2018

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October 16, 2018
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Nights of Mardi Gras begins tonight   The Nights of Mardi Gras, a fantasy costume contest, begins tonight. Around 40 entries are expected to participate in a parade running along San Juan and Gonzaga Streets. Two separate parades, each featuring 20 participants, will take place tonight and tomorrow night. The top six from each night …

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MassKara Festival 2018

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October 16, 2018
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October 19 remains a special non-working holiday   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Legal Officer, Atty. Joselito Bayatan, yesterday affirmed October 19 will still be observed as a special non-working holiday in the city. During a recent press conference, Bayatan cited RA 7724, signed in 1994 by then-President Fidel V. Ramos, which …

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2019 Midterm Elections

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October 16, 2018
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Love Negros backs Arroyo kin in the 5th district   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday confirmed Love Negros is endorsing Marilou Arroyo-Lesaca to represent the province’s fifth congressional district. The candidate is the sister of former Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Ignacio ‘Iggy’ Arroyo, Jr. With …

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Two provincial government employees test positive for drugs

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October 15, 2018
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Two Negros Occidental provincial government employees tested positive for drugs following random drug testing conducted earlier this month. In a radio interview over the weekend, Provincial Human Resource Management head, Atty. Annabelle Palic, said the two are now undergoing confirmatory testing and, if they test positive again, they …

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Lacson legal counsel calls cartel allegations ‘politically motivated’

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October 15, 2018
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Lirazan: Accusations targeting a ‘group’ that decides elections   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   In response to Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson being named in a complaint regarding a suspected drug cartel operating out of San Carlos City, Atty. Aaron Lirazan, legal counsel to the provincial official, called the matter “politically motivated.” …

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Boracay reopening ‘dry run’ begins today

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October 15, 2018
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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu arrived at shuttered resort island Boracay yesterday, ahead of the scheduled reopening dry run, beginning today and ending on October 25, the day before the planned reopening. According to DENR, the dry run will ensure improvements were implemented for exit and entry points, proper solid …

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