Negros region included in federalism proposal

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June 19, 2018
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NFR to consist of Negros provinces and Siquijor   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, who serves as spokesperson for the Consultative Committee, confirmed during a recent federalism roadshow in Dumaguete City, a Negros region will be included among the list of regional …

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No official holiday declared for Charter Day observance

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June 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Despite a resolution recently passed by the Bacolod City SangguniangPanlungsod (SP), along with pending legislation before the House of Representatives calling for Bacolod City’s charter date be changed from October 19 to June 18, no official holiday was declared for yesterday’s observance. In a radio interview, Bacolod City Councilor …

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Drug lord cousin gunned down in Bacolod City

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June 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The cousin of slain drug lord RamyPoja was killed in broad daylight yesterday at Araneta-San Sebastian Streets in Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as 33-year-old Salvador Poja, Jr. of Barangay Singcang-Airport, a credit inspector for an appliance store company and part-time Zumba dance instructor. Based on eyewitness accounts, …

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NPA: 28 local operations conducted in Negros since February

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June 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The New People’s Army (NPA) Leonardo Panaligan Command yesterday confirmed they have carried out 28 operations against the government since February of this year. In a press release by Central Negros Guerilla Front spokesperson Ka JB Regalado, he claimed the group has confiscated five high-power firearms, 29 short firearms, …

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Lakawon, Apo Island make ‘beach destinations’ list

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June 19, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   Two locales in Negros were recently included on a list of beach destinations compiled by Philippine Airlines. With the ongoing closure of resort island Boracay, the country’s flagship carrier provided a list of alternatives to “satisfy your sand-and-sea craving.” Among the destinations were Lakawon, located in Cadiz City in Negros …

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DOH-6: 19 dengue-related deaths in Western Visayas

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June 18, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) released new data recently confirming there have been 19 deaths related to dengue fever in Western Visayas this year. Based on DOH-6 records, around 2,700 dengue cases were reported in the region, with Negros Occidental reporting at least 1,284 cases and Bacolod City …

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Bacolod City swears in 61 barangay captains

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June 18, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A total of 61 newly-elected Bacolod City barangay captains were sworn in at a mass oath-taking over the weekend at the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod. Presidential adviser on political affairs and former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority head Francis Tolentino served as guest honor, where he called …

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Dino to represent Go at charter event today in Bacolod City

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June 18, 2018
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After Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go earlier accepted an invitation to serve as guest of honor for an event commemorating the signing of the Charter of the City of Bacolod, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino will represent Go today, June 18, at the L’ Fisher Hotel. “He plays …

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RDC-6 requests P1.64B for six airports across the region

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June 18, 2018
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Over P1B for Iloilo City, Roxas City airports   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Regional Development Council-VI (RDC-6) requested the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to set aside P1.64 billion for six airports in Western Visayas, two of which are in Negros Occidental. In its …

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Iloilo CDRRMC to meet with barangays amid rainy season

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June 18, 2018
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Following the establishment of Oplan Tag-Ulan, set up during a meeting of the Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) Committee on Disaster Preparedness last week at the Iloilo City Hall penthouse, the CDRRMC is scheduled to meet with barangay officials from communities considered flood-prone on Thursday, June 22. “The public must be informed …

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