4 arrested in Villamonte for overpriced alcohol

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March 30, 2020
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Four people were arrested Saturday after operatives from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Bacolod City conducted an entrapment operation along BS Aquino Drive in the city’s Barangay Villamonte. Police identified the arrested as Mary Grace Alojipan, Janice Fernandez, George Chua, and Ricardo Uy. Based on a report released by CIDG-Bacolod, the suspects …

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Negros Occidental launches ‘Bantay Negrense’

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March 30, 2020
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Governor: The project protects people from the virus By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga As the enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, starts today in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, the provincial government also launched the “Bantay Negrense” campaign, which Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said will fortify efforts to …

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Coronavirus information campaign unveiled in the third district

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March 30, 2020
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Negros Occidental third district Rep. Francisco Benitez and his brother, former congressman Alfredo Benitez, who currently serves as Negros Occidental consultant on economic affairs, will launch an intensive multimedia information-education-communication campaign for the third congressional district. According to a release, the project will disseminate pertinent, relevant, and accurate information about the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19; …

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USHER Technologies to develop sanitation chambers for Bacolod City

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March 30, 2020
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The Bacolod City government recently announced they have partnered with Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System (USHER) Technologies to develop sanitation chambers for the city in an effort to combat the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. USHER Technologies is a structural health monitoring system. The chambers are expected to include a foot bath of soap …

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‘Kadiwa on Wheels’ begins in Iloilo City tomorrow

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March 30, 2020
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The Department of Agriculture is set to bring “Kadiwa on Wheels” to Iloilo City tomorrow, March 31. Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division chief Maria Teresa Solis called the initiative “an effort to provide nutritious foods to the consuming public and at the same time giving marketing opportunities to our farmers.” The department implemented the move …

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Man slashed by cousin in Binalbagan

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March 30, 2020
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A man was slashed by his cousin Saturday evening at Sitio Candida in Binalbagan’s Barangay Bi-ao. Authorities identified the victim as 44-year-old Bernardo Carlos Regino, who sustained hack wounds to his arm and neck. According to police, the victim cautioned his nephew not to roam around during curfew, which irked the nephew’s father, his cousin, …

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Motorcyclist, riders wounded in Ilog traffic accident

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March 30, 2020
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Three individuals aboard a motorcycle were injured following a collision Saturday morning in Ilog’s Barangay Dancalan. Authorities identified the injured as 21-year-old motorcyclist Sanny Claud, 31-year-old Argie Boy Sumugat, and 18-year-old Tommy Agravante. According to police, the motorcycle the three were sharing collided with a cargo truck driven by 42-year-old Alex Pavillar, who surrendered to …

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IPPO prohibits ‘backriders’

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March 30, 2020
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The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) announced motorcycle backriders will not be permitted entry at checkpoints amid ongoing implementation of an enhanced community quarantine in response to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. According to IPPO director, Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, backriding contradicts social distancing measures advised by the World Health Organization. …

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Boracay doctor tests positive for coronavirus

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March 30, 2020
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A doctor recently became Aklan’s third confirmed case of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Last Friday, Dr. Cornelio Cuachon of the Aklan Provincial Health Office said all three patients are currently in stable condition. The other two cases were identified as senior citizens from Libacao and Kalibo. “Contact tracing is now being done [for] those …

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Man arrested following La Carlota City bust

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March 28, 2020
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A man was arrested Wednesday night following a buy-bust at Sitio Kawayanan in La Carlota City’s Barangay Batuan. Authorities identified the arrested as 34-year old Archie Porquez of the said neighborhood. Following a subsequent search, police confiscated six sachets of suspected shabu weighing approximately one gram and valued around P5,500, a motorcycle, and other drug …

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