MassKara Festival: PRO-6 orders ‘No plate, no travel’ policy in Bacolod City

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October 18, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, yesterday ordered the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) to implement a “no plate, no travel” policy for motorists during the remainder of the ongoing MassKara Festival. BCPO Police Community Relations (PCR) head, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said, as …

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Transport Strike: PUV operators, sugar workers rally in Cebu

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October 18, 2017
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Protesters from the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center (UNDOC) and the National Federation of Sugarcane Workers (NFSW) protested in front of the old Bacolod City Hall on Monday. Both groups later joined protests in Cebu City on Tuesday. (Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga photo) By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Members of the United Negros Drivers …

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MassKara Festival: CDRRMO prepared for the possibility of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Paolo

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October 18, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) yesterday said they are prepared for the possibility of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Paolo, which may affect the ongoing MassKara Festival in Bacolod City. CDRRMO head, Executive Assistant Joemarie Vargas, said Paolo was last spotted 765 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern …

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Victorias City Mayor denounces ‘Imperial Manila’ in advocacy of federalism

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October 18, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim While revealing plans by the Association of Chief Executives-Negros (ACE-Negros) to hold a meeting to discuss federalism, Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, who serves as president of the association, yesterday affirmed his endorsement of a shift to federalism, while denouncing “Imperial Manila.” “I have been against Imperial Manila,” he stated. …

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Vice Governor lauds freeport zone proposal for Negros

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October 18, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson lauded the recommendation made by incoming Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Diño for the establishment of freeport zones in Negros island. In a message sent by Lacson yesterday morning, he said such a project would …

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Incoming DILG undersecretary plans to recommend freeport zones in Negros

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October 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Incoming Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Diño yesterday said he plans on recommending the establishment of freeport zones in Negros. According to the former Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman, the geographic location and depth of the local waters makes the area …

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MassKara Festival: Gun ban in effect, police to shut down cell sites during highlights

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October 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, yesterday declared the implementation of a gun ban for the remainder of the ongoing MassKara Festival. During a press conference, he said permits to carry firearms for licensed gun holders will be temporarily suspended until Monday, October 23. In addition, …

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Court of Appeals approves Leonardia, Nifras motions

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October 17, 2017
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Bayatan questions motives in pursuing furniture case By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Court of Appeals recently approved motions for reconsideration filed by Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and former Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) chairman, Atty. Goldwyn Nifras, in relation to the alleged anomalous purchase of P50 million worth of furniture and fixtures for …

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Electricity rates surpass P11/kWh for October

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October 17, 2017
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8¢/kWh hike not factored in yet By Paulo Loreto Lim The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) revealed the residential rate for October 2017 will be P11.0280 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), an increase of over one peso as compared to last month’s P10.0130/kWh. The utility co-op blamed the changes on fluctuations in the generation charge, transmission …

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