Farm worker killed in Binalbagan

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December 4, 2020
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Suspect sells shovel for his fare as he flees By Shiela G. Gelera A farm worker was killed in their barracks at a hacienda in Barangay San Jose in Negros Occidental’s Binalbagan town around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Rescuers found Bryan Lanojan lying on the floor bathed in his own blood, police said. Binalbagan Police …

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NegOcc still in ‘good shape’ despite COVID-19

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December 4, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental is still in “good shape” despite OCTA Research’s recent classification of the province as an area of concern, assured provincial administrator Rayfrando Diaz yesterday. According to Diaz, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has made the recommendation to retain Negros Occidental’s modified general community quarantine …

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Construction worker shot dead in Talisay City

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December 4, 2020
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By Shiela G. Gelera A construction worker was gunned down in a “sari-sari” store near the entrance of Campuestohan Highland Resort in Barangay Cabatangan, Talisay City in Negros Occidental, around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police identified the victim as 57-year-old Julieto Rosalem Sr., a native of Negros Occidental’s Binalbagan town and temporarily residing at a farm …

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Iloilo City SP OKs P2.6B 2021 budget

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December 4, 2020
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The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has approved the proposed P2.608 billion budget for 2021 of Iloilo City. After series of committee hearings, city councilor Rommel Duron said the legislative body approved the proposed budget of P2.608 for 2021, which is 3.47 percent lower than this year’s P2.7 billion budget. Earlier, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas …

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Lacson to LSIs: Return home early for holidays

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December 4, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday advised the locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who are planning to go home for the holidays to return home early. According to Lacson, LSIs who are planning to spend Christmas day in the province are advised to return home not later than December 20, …

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Cop shot dead in drug buy-bust op

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December 1, 2020
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A police officer was shot dead in a buy-bust operation at Barangay Abilay in Iloilo’s Oton town on Saturday, November 28. Thirty-two-year-old Police Corporal Felfranz Lumahang of Barangay Batuan, Oton, died of multiple gunshot wounds on his body while undergoing treatment at the Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital. According to Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) director, Police Colonel Gilbert …

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Over 200 NegOcc brgys now ‘drug-cleared’

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December 1, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The number of drug-cleared barangays in Negros Occidental has now reached to over 200 prior to the end of 2020. Provincial Board Member Juvy Pepello, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay Negros Occidental chapter, said the number is based on the data given to her by the Philippine Drug …

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1.5K more sacadas arriving in NegOcc

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December 1, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The provincial government of Negros Occidental is currently expecting the arrival of 1,500 additional sugar migratory workers or “sacadas.” Dr. Zeaphard Caelian, head of the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division and head of the provincial inter-agency task force, said based on their data, around 3,110 sacadas have already arrived in …

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1.5K more sacadas arriving in NegOcc

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November 30, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The provincial government of Negros Occidental is currently expecting the arrival of 1,500 additional sugar migratory workers or “sacadas.” Dr. Zeaphard Caelian, head of the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division and head of the provincial inter-agency task force, said based on their data, around 3,110 sacadas have already arrived in …

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Pork, poultry supply enough for holidays

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November 28, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) yesterday assured local consumers that the province has enough supply of pork and poultry products for the upcoming Christmas holidays.  Provincial veterinary officer, Dr. Renante Decena, said the price of pork is currently averaging at P200 per kilo for Negros Occidental and P220 …

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