Manapla man nabbed for drugs in Iloilo

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January 16, 2021
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A native of Manapla town in Negros Occidental was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation at Barangay MV Hechanova in Iloilo province’s Leganes town on Friday afternoon. Police identified the suspect as 43-year-old Dindo Trinilla of Manapla town’s Barangay San Pablo. Officers of the Leganes Police Station confiscated six sachets of suspected shabu, including a …

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21 cops in W. Visayas dismissed from service

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January 16, 2021
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Twenty-one police personnel across Western Visayas were dismissed last year for various administrative violations. Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) records showed that a total of 130 cases were filed against 193 police personnel. Out of the 130 cases, 124 were resolved involving 186 policemen. As a result, 21 were dismissed; six were demoted; 64 were …

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Treñas suspends mass gatherings for a week

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January 16, 2021
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Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has suspended the conduct of mass gatherings for one week due to the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, in the city for the past three days. Treñas issued the suspension following the recommendation of the Iloilo City COVID team for the postponement of any mass gathering for one …

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3 Iloilo inmates infected with COVID-19

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January 16, 2021
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Three newly remitted inmates in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Iloilo District Jail (IDJ) in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo have been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. According to BJMP Deputy Regional Director of Administration, Jail Senior Superintendent Gilbert Peremne, the three inmates, who are asymptomatic, are now undergoing quarantine at …

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Alleged NPA member arrested in Talisay

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January 16, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two days after soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion (79IB) rescued a baby reported to be the child of a New People’s Army (NPA) insurgent, another suspected NPA rebel was arrested in the same area of Barangay San Fernando in Talisay City, Negros Occidental Thursday morning. Authorities identified the alleged …

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3 NegOcc towns to set aside funds for COVID vaccines

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January 16, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The mayors of E.B. Magalona, Toboso and Hinoba-an towns in Negros Occidental have expressed their intention to set aside a budget for the purchase of vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, for their constituents. Mayor Marvin Malacon of E.B. Magalona said that he supports the stand of all the …

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Man yields 10 sachets of ‘shabu’

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January 13, 2021
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A man yielded 10 sachets of suspected shabu following a buy-bust operation at Barangay Katilingban in Iloilo City’s Molo district around 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Authorities identified the suspect as John Isaac Tagoc. Officers of the Arevalo Police Station nabbed Tagoc after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu for P2,000 to an undercover cop. …

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IPPO nets 1,031 wanted persons, seizes 491 guns

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January 13, 2021
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The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) had arrested 1,031 wanted persons and seized 491 unlicensed firearms in 2020. Records from the IPPO showed that there was a 30 percent increase on the arrest of wanted persons compared to 2019. Out of the 1,031 wanted persons, 993 were arrested in police operations in 2020, while 790 …

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DOH-6 personnel with COVID-19 rise to 19

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January 13, 2021
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Seven more personnel of Department of Health Region 6 (DOH-6) contracted the virus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, bringing to 19 the total number of those who got infected. Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, head of DOH-6’s infectious disease cluster and designated spokesperson of the regional office, confirmed that seven more personnel …

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Red Cross extends food assistance to 100 PWDs

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January 13, 2021
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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) – Bacolod-Negros Occidental Chapter recently extended food assistance to 100 persons with disabilities (PWDs) at the Bacolod City Government Center lobby. The Philippine Red Cross – Bacolod-Negros Occidental Chapter extended food assistance to 100 persons with disabilities on January 8. (Bacolod City PIO photos)   The distribution of the food …

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