4-year-old boy shot in Himamaylan City

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October 16, 2020
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A four-year-old boy was killed in what the police described a botched attempt to kill his father in Himamaylan City’s Barangay Mahalang around 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14. Himamaylan City police report showed that the gunmen, 25-year-old Jigger and 30-year-old JR De la Torre, wanted to shoot 28-year-old June Lee Salgado, but the bullet …

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NegOr guv, wife test negative for Covid-19

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October 16, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and his wife Pamplona Mayor Janice Degamo tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 14. The Degamo couple underwent swab testing after a malicious post on Facebook claimed that they were positive with the coronavirus. The mayor and her companions tested negative after arriving from …

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Lacson signs MOU with CHMSC for graduate studies of NegOcc gov’t employees

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October 16, 2020
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC)–Talisay president, Dr. Norberto Mangulabnan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Continuing Professional Development Program Scholarship Grant of government employees in 31 cities and municipalities of the province for school year 2021 – 2024. Held at CHMSC-Talisay, the signing ceremony was …

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Salaries of 600 capitol job hires delayed

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October 16, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Almost 600 job hires of the provincial government of Negros Occidental have not received their salaries for three months. Renelo Lastierre, president of the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE), said in a recent meeting with Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, these job order (JO) workers appealed for help. “These people …

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2 arrested in Silay City drug bust

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October 16, 2020
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Two persons were arrested in drug buy-bust operation at Centerville, located in Silay City’s Barangay 5 on Monday afternoon, October 12. Police Major Rollie Pondevilla, acting chief of Silay City Police Station, identified the suspects as 33-year-old Joseph Villones and 35-year-old John Patrick Golez, residents of the city’s Barangay 5. Police confiscated six heat-sealed sachets …

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Qualified theft suspect nabbed

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October 16, 2020
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Police nabbed a woman charged with qualified theft around 9:00 a.m. yesterday in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mandalagan. Authorities identified the suspect as Kharmie Joy Cusya, a resident of the said village. Police Station 3 personnel served the suspect an arrest warrant issued by Judge Juvy Diosodated August 6, 2020. The suspect was detained at the …

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Negrense solon says election of Velasco as speaker was ‘legal’

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October 16, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Abang Lingkod party-list Representative Stephen Paduano said yesterday that the election and installation of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco as House Speaker was legal. In a statement issued by Paduano, he said it was the majority that decided, including the majority decision on where the plenary session can be held …

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Victorias City Hall closed for disinfection, RT-PCR testing of employees

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October 16, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca on Monday night issued an executive order implementing the temporary closure of the city hall after a city employee recently tested positive for Covid-19. According to Palanca, the temporary closure aims to give way for the disinfection of the city hall offices and annexed …

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Local labor group bucks deferment of 13th month pay

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October 16, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Local labor rights group, General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA), has expressed opposition to the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) proposal to defer the release of 13th month pay. GAWA Secretary-General Wennie Sancho said they are extremely disappointed over the pronouncements of DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, which could …

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Tricycle driver arrested in Kabankalan City bust

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October 12, 2020
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A tricycle driver was arrested last Friday morning, October 9, following a buy-bust operation at Room 8 of AHS Pension House in Kabankalan City’s Barangay 9. Authorities identified the suspect as 27-year-old Ray Ann Agoyong of Purok 6 in the city’s Barangay 1. Kabankalan City Police Station OIC chief, Police Lieutenant Coronel Mary Rose Salve …

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