P405K in suspected shabu seized in Banago

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January 6, 2020
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Police Station 3 (PS3) anti-drug operatives seized a total of P405,000 worth of suspected shabu following a buy-bust operation over the weekend in Bacolod City’s Barangay Banago. Police identified the arrested suspect as 33-year-old Reymar Abada, a resident of the barangay’s Purok Kawayan. PS3 commander, Police Major Ruel Culanag, said the suspect was apprehended after …

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Calls to suspend TRAIN law amid US, Iran tensions

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January 6, 2020
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Labor group calls rise in inflation ‘imminent’ Labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) is calling for the suspension of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law amid ongoing tensions between Iran and the US following the recent assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. In a statement by BMP Chairperson Ka Leody de …

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Earthquake strikes Sipalay City over the weekend

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January 6, 2020
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A 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected near Sipalay City over the weekend. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the tremor struck north of the city yesterday morning around 6:24 a.m. A subsequent Phivolcs bulletin reported no damages as a result of the seismic activity nor were there any anticipated aftershocks. Recently, a …

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Brgy. Tangub changes course, will join ‘Business One-Stop-Shop’

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January 6, 2020
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After previously announcing his barangay would not join the ongoing “Business One-Stop-Shop” at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC), citing the presence of several “illegal structure owners” continuing to obstruct roads within his jurisdiction, Barangay Tangub Captain Noli Villarosa has since changed his mind and said the neighborhood would join the event. In a phone …

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17 rescued in Sagay City coast mishap

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January 4, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A motorboat carrying 15 passengers and two crew members sank yesterday afternoon off the coast of Barangay Old Sagay in Sagay City. Philippine Coast Guard-Negros Occidental (PCG) chief, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin, said, based on information received from the local PCG sub-station in Sagay City, the boat was bound for …

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Four nabbed for illegal drugs in Bacolod City

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January 4, 2020
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Four individuals, including a minor, were arrested early yesterday morning following a buy-bust operation at Purok Tilapia in Bacolod City’s Barangay 3. Police identified the arrested as 29-year-old Michelle Tayo, 38-year-old Regis Bobole, and 34-year-old Bryan Matos. Authorities have requested anonymity for the 17-year-old minor. Police Station 2 (PS2) commander, Police Major Sherlock Gabana, said …

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Business One-Stop-Shop’ underway at the BCGC

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January 4, 2020
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Brgy. Tangub announces they will not participate The “Business One-Stop-Shop,” which provides a venue for the renewal of business permits and registration of new businesses, is currently underway at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC). The event is scheduled to run until January 20. According to Assistant City Treasurer Arlene Memoria, the event opens from …

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Hinigaran mayor opposes firecracker ban

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January 4, 2020
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Hinigaran Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo voiced opposition to a proposal by the Department of Health (DOH) calling for a total ban on the use of firecrackers. In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod, the mayor said the proposal will affect residents of his town who rely on the firecracker and pyrotechnics business. Arceo suggested, instead of …

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WV ranks 2 in PH rabies cases

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January 4, 2020
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The Department of Agriculture in the Western Visayas yesterday confirmed the region ranks second nationwide in rabies cases reported in 2019. Department of Agriculture-Region VI rabies control coordinator, Dr. Pacifico Lumauag, said the region reported a total of 25 rabies-related fatalities last year. Statistics presented by the department official showed the population of dogs in …

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55 firecracker-related injuries recorded

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January 3, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) data recorded between December 21 and January 1, there were a total of 55 firecracker blast-related injuries reported across the region. Additionally, Aklan was the only province to report zero firecracker-related injuries. While DOH-6 reported Iloilo as having the highest number of cases …

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