Moises Padilla mayor urges BCPO to stop pursuing PDEA assets

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August 15, 2018
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Peña: Go after ‘Tolikoy’   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Moises Padilla Mayor and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) adviser Magdaleno Peña urged Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, to stop going after PDEA assets operating in the city. The mayor said he has assets scattered across the city …

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Bacolod City DepEd official warns against ignoring environmental issues

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August 15, 2018
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During a recent event in Bacolod City, Department of Education (DepEd) Assistant Schools Division Superintendent for Bacolod City Michell Acuyong warned against ignoring environmental issues. He said communities are currently suffering from environmental problems inherited from past generations, which have led to calamities. The DepEd official warned, if action is not taken, “greater disorder” will …

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Bacolod City councilor endorses ordinance prohibiting plastic straws

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August 15, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. yesterday forwarded an endorsement before the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) proposing the prohibition of plastic straws in the city. Based on Gamboa’s proposal, there are environmentally-friendly straws that can be used as an alternative, such as those made from natural products. Gamboa claimed the …

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Dumaguete Airport closed after aircraft suffers tire burst

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August 15, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Dumaguete Airport was closed to air traffic yesterday after an aircraft suffered a technical problem while on the runway. Based on an advisory issued by Philippine Airlines, flight PR2541, a 156-seater Airbus A320, suffered a tire burst around 6:42 a.m. shortly after landing at the said airport. All 121 …

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Vice Governor challenges Peña to prove drug accusations

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August 14, 2018
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Lacson: San Carlos City supports Duterte’s war on drugs   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently challenged Moises Padilla Mayor and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) adviser Magdaleno Peña to prove allegations claiming politicians from the province’s first congressional district are actively protecting drug lords. In a …

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Dumaguete City named ‘Best Retirement Area’

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August 14, 2018
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The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) recently named Dumaguete City the “Best Retirement Area Deemed as Retiree-Friendly,” based on standards set by various agencies, including the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Among the criteria for the award are cost of living, friendliness of locals, climate, healthcare, and peace and order. “The Philippines offers countless …

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Maasin senior claims abuse compelled him to shoot his son

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August 14, 2018
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Miranda: I did not regret what I did   A senior citizen from Maasin, Iloilo surrendered to police over the weekend after shooting and killing his son, 37-year-old Felimon Miranda. 64-year-old Eduardo Miranda, a resident of the town’s Barangay Siwalo, claimed his actions were done in response to abuse inflicted by his son. According to …

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PRO-6: Officers involved in Sum-ag shootout acted lawfully

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August 14, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, said the police officers involved in the recent shootout in Bacolod City’s Barangay Sum-ag, which led to the death of two suspected robbers, acted lawfully. According to Bulalacao, information provided regarding the incident indicate there was no “overkill” on …

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NPA criticizes Moises Padilla mayor over anti-illegal drug operation

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August 14, 2018
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Spokesperson: Peña’s statements are ‘all lies’   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The New People’s Army (NPA) Leonardo Panaligan Command criticized Moises Padilla Mayor and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Adviser Magdaleno Peña over the P72 million worth of shabu seized in San Carlos City last week. In a statement forwarded by spokesperson Ka …

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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

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August 13, 2018
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The New People’s Army (NPA) in central Negros claimed responsibility over the killing of a former barangay captain in Isabela, Negros Occidental yesterday afternoon. NPA Central Negros Guerrilla Front-Leonardo Panaligan Command spokesperson Ka JB Regalado sent the statement to Bacolod City media, stating, former Barangay San Agustin Captain Agapito ‘Petong’ Euroba “did not change his …

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