Local journalists protest the Duterte administration

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January 20, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros chapter of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) held a Black Friday rally yesterday afternoon protesting the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, expressing opposition to the recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision to revoke the certificate of incorporation for online news website Rappler on …

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Defensor on joining PDP-Laban: We can be relevant

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January 20, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim After joining the ruling PDP-Laban during a ceremony earlier this week at the Pototan Astrodome, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said the move would bring “relevance” to their cause. “We can be relevant,” he proclaimed during the event. “We will actively campaign and support the program of the administration, that we …

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Verdicts pending for three cops who pawned service arms –BCPO

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January 20, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, yesterday revealed the verdicts on the three police officers who allegedly pawned their service arms in 2016 are set to be released next week. Back in September 2016, BCPO filed charges before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office against Police …

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Most domestic job opportunities are at call centers –DOLE

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January 20, 2018
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Additional in-demand jobs include cashiers, janitors By Paulo Loreto Lim Based on data from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), most domestic job opportunities are with business process outsourcing (BPO) firms, or call centers. According to DOLE job search website PhilJobNet, there were 1,029 open call center agent positions listed this past week. Following …

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Capiz barangay still at risk

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January 20, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Following evacuations earlier this week by the Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) after “critical ground movement” was detected Mondayafternoon, which indicates a potential for landslides, an ‘Alert Level 3’ remains over Barangay Agbatuan in Dumarao. Capiz PDRRMO head Esperidion Pelaez reported 48 families have already been evacuated from …

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Dinagyang Festival 2018

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January 20, 2018
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Miss Iloilo Dinagyang coronation night tonight By Paulo Loreto Lim Coronation night for the 2018 Miss Iloilo Dinagyang crown takes place tonight, January 20, at the University of San Agustin gym. “We are so excited to let our guests experience and witness a grandiose production number,” said Miss Dinagyang Executive Director Alex Soncio. “Miss Iloilo …

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PRO-6 relaunches ‘Oplan: Tokhang’

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January 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) yesterday announced a reboot of the Oplan: Tokhang anti-drug campaign following direct orders from Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa. In a statement by PRO-6, they reiterated the operation involves appealing to drug personalities in the region and urging them …

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BCPO: No party drug suppliers in Bacolod City

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January 19, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, yesterday said there are no identified suppliers of party drugs, such as liquid ecstasy, operating in the city. She also noted there currently is no monitoring for such substances as it is not as prevalent as shabu. However, …

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DepEd-6 to implement drug testing

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January 19, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   According to Department of Education-Region VI (DepEd-6) Information Officer Leah Belleza, an orientation is scheduled for the end of the month for local DepEd personnel regarding the implementation of random drug testing. She noted, once their office receives the names of all employees from every schools division in the region, …

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Several areas across Panay labeled ‘critical’ for flooding, landslides

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January 19, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Region VI (MGB-6) identified several locales across Panay considered to be “critical areas” for landslide and flooding, indicating a vulnerability to the said calamities. Some of the areas landing on both lists include Libacao, Madalag, Malinao, and Balete in …

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