Fire guts Mansilingan squatters’ community

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February 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A fire engulfed a community of squatters yesterday afternoon at Purok Kahirup B in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City. Bacolod City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Fire Marshal, Fire Chief Inspector Publio Ploteña, said they received the fire call around 5:37 p.m. The fire reportedly originated on the second floor …

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BCPO looking into motive behind businessman’s murder

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February 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has yet to establish a motive behind the recent shooting and death of businessman Alex Yao. BCPO spokesperson, Police Chief Inspector Ariel Pico, said investigators are currently considering his business, possible competition, or personal grudges as possible motives. The police official said the …

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Ceneco rates up again

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February 21, 2019
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After residential power rates increased by 17¢ last month, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) announced rates for February 2019 will go up by around 15¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Rates increased from P11.3527/kWh to ₱11.4991/kWh this month. Power rate fees, which include generation, transmission, and system loss costs, still contributed the most to rates …

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Former NPA rebels to receive ‘reintegration assistance’

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February 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  Former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who previously surrendered to elements of the Philippine Army 62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB) and 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion are set to receive assistance from the Negros Occidental Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). DILG-Negros Occidental head, Engr. Carmelo Orbista, recently turned …

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Provincial Board approves anti-measles drive resolution

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February 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  The Negros Occidental Provincial Board recently approved a resolution supporting the implementation of measles quick response activities to address the ongoing measles outbreak. According to the resolution, the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) for the Western Visayas issued an advisory calling on the need to interrupt transmission of …

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NBI-6 may face complaint regarding ambush case

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February 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Atty. Jose Max Ortiz, legal counsel to businesswoman Catherine Berioso-Cabuga, recently revealed he may file a complaint against certain agents of the National Bureau of Investigation-Region VI (NBI-6) regarding charges filed against him in connection to the alleged ambush of Atty. Erfe del Castillo, which took place last December. He …

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Department of Housing and Urban Development signed into law

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February 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday signed House Bill No. 6775 into law, which creates the Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD). The bill was authored by Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez and Abang Lingkod partylist Rep. Stephen Paduano. The law will be known as RA 11201. DHUD combines …

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Bacolod City minor caught sniffing shabu

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February 20, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A barangay tanod apprehended a Grade 5 student Monday afternoon after the latter was caught sniffing shabu in Barangay 19, Bacolod City. Police refused to identify the 11-year-old minor, who is currently a student at an elementary school in the city. Authorities said, around 9:00 a.m., the minor visited the …

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Hearing on Baciwa joint venture proposal today

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February 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) will conduct a public hearing this afternoon regarding the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) joint venture proposal. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Negros Secretary-General Michael dela Concepcion, along with several other groups opposing the proposal, met yesterday at the Diocese of Bacolod Social Action Center …

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Megaworld unveils second Upper East Township tower

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February 19, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Property developer Megaworld Corporation yesterday unveiled their second condominium tower for the Upper East Township project, located in the eastern portion of Bacolod City. Their second unit, dubbed Two Regis, is a 14-story residential tower and will be located at the corner of Regis and Madison Streets, beside the proposed …

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