Capitol exec still on ‘show cause order’ status

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January 30, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The case of Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Management Program Division (PDMPD) head remains on “show cause order,” according to Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Alberto Nellas, Jr. In a radio interview over the weekend, Nellas said they have yet to resolve PDMPD head Dr. Zeaphard Caelian’s case as the related documents …

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‘Vigilantes’ behind brutal crimes —VM

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January 29, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran believes the recent brutal crime incidents in the city were committed by vigilantes. Familiaran made the comments following the recent recovery of two severed hands placed on a container with sour beef stew or “linaga,” and the recent killing of a fish …

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Fish vendor found dead in Mansilingan 

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January 27, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A fish vendor was found dead in an empty lot at Hacienda Guanzon in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mansilingan yesterday morning. Police identified the fatality as 22-year-old Henry Paul Bombate, a resident of Sitio Sibucao in the city’s Barangay Banago, and a vendor at Central Market. Based on information released by …

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Degamo: No need to join NIR

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January 26, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo is still opposing the proposal to reestablish the Negros Island Region (NIR). Provincial Information Officer Alex Lozada said Degamo does not see any need for Negros Oriental to join NIR as they are doing well. Lozada also said Degamo is concerned that the province’s …

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NOCPPO: Some major drug groups ‘dismantled’

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January 25, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Several major drug groups in the province have been declared “dismantled,” the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) said. NOCPPO spokesperson, Police Capt. Judesses Catalogo said the declaration also applies to other drug groups that previously operated in the province. Among those declared dismantled is the Bugalon Drug Group, …

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‘Motion’ denied; Lacson: No proof of claims in sacked OPA employees’ motion for reconsideration

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January 24, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson denied the motion for reconsideration filed by the four former employees of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) who were sacked earlier this month. Lacson said that no new evidence had been discovered and submitted by the four terminated OPA employees in …

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Vice guv: Importation should only be made during off-season 

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January 24, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday that any planned importation of sugar by the government should only be made during the off-milling season. Ferrer said if there is indeed a shortage of sugar, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) should present importation data immediately and President Ferdinand Marcos, …

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