Biñas admits difficulties probing recent shootings

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February 19, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Colonel Henry Biñas, yesterday admitted to encountering difficulties in trying to investigate the recent shootings in the city, particularly if they involve illegal drugs. In a press conference yesterday, he said such investigations often take time because witnesses refuse to cooperate, while others …

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Hinigaran feud ends with deadly knife fight

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February 19, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two people were killed late Monday night after two families engaged in a knife fight at Sitio Galera in Hinigaran Barangay Nanunga. Police identified the fatalities as 50-year-old Van Flores and 38-year-old Allan Yurag, both residents of the area. Hinigaran Municipal Police Station chief, Police Major James Latayon, said initial …

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Four arrested in San Carlos City bust

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February 19, 2020
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  Four individuals were arrested Monday afternoon following a buy-bust operation at San Juan Tunga in San Carlos City’s Barangay 5. Authorities identified the arrested suspects as 46-year-old Edzel Valencia of the said neighborhood, 31-year-old Concepcion Mahinay of the city’s Barangay Rizal, 40-year-old Rey Requiron of the city’s Barangay Guadalupe, and 26-year-old Reynald Apostol of …

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DOT allocates P135M for Iloilo City plaza rehabilitation

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February 19, 2020
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City government approves P19M for Plaza Libertad redevelopment In response to a request by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, the Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed they would be providing P135 million for the rehabilitation of three city plazas. P65 million will be allocated for the La Paz District Plaza, while the Arevalo District Plaza …

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Police investigating photos found in murdered officer’s vehicle

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February 19, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Colonel Henry Biñas, yesterday said scene of the crime operatives recovered an envelope containing several pictures inside the vehicle of slain Police Patrolman Eric Alcosaba, a former member of Police Station 7 (PS7) who was  “absent without leave,” or AWOL. According to the …

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2 new patients under investigation in NegOr

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February 18, 2020
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Couple visited Bohol, Siquijor before arriving in Dumaguete City By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Oriental provincial government yesterday announced two new patients under investigation for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, were admitted to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete City. According to Provincial Public Information Officer Bimbo Miraflor, the couple is comprised …

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Leonardia requests authorization to sign contracts with IPM-CDC

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February 18, 2020
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Contracts cover waste management costs in excess of P244M Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia is requesting authorization from the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to sign two proposed contracts with IPM-Construction and Development Corporation (IPM-CDC). The contracts pertain to environment and sanitary services from March 1 to December 31, which will cost the city P164,970,118.40; along with …

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5 arrested for drugs, firearms in Victorias City

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February 18, 2020
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Minors from Cadiz City, Manapla taken into custody Five individuals, including two minors, were arrested Sunday morning following a drug bust in Victorias City. Authorities identified the arrested suspects as 21-year-old Carlo Sotor of Cadiz City, 18-year-old Gerald Lobaton, Jr. and 25-year-old John Rey Alvarez of Victorias City, along with a 17-year-old minor from Cadiz …

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Concerns raised over recent shootings in Bacolod City

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February 18, 2020
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday expressed concern over the recent shooting incidents in Bacolod City. According to the governor, the recent murder of Police Patrolman Eric Alcosaba not only affects the city’s image but the entire province. Lacson pointed out, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Colonel Henry Biñas, should urge investigators …

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Lacson: NEDA must listen to local officials on Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge

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February 18, 2020
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday directed the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to listen and consider the positions expressed by officials from the Negros Occidental fourth congressional district regarding the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge. Last December, the governor revealed the Provincial Development Council (PDC) devised a resolution regarding locations for the bridge project …

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