139 donate blood during Iloilo City drive

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February 27, 2020
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A total of 139 police officers, including force multipliers, participated in a Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) blood drive, conducted in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, earlier this week at the IPPO Multipurpose Hall. The event was conducted in an effort to meet the increasing demand for blood./WDJ  

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Five injured after van strikes police vehicle

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February 27, 2020
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Five individuals, including two police officers, were injured yesterday when a van struck a police vehicle in Santa Barbara’s Barangay Bolong Oeste. The injured were identified as Police Staff Sergeants Francisco Sodusta and Windy Ojana of the Santa Barbara Police Station, Van Francis Laru-an, Kevin Cepra, and Precila Gangoles. Laru-an is currently confined at the …

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Man found dead along Ajuy shoreline

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February 27, 2020
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A body was found along the shore yesterday in Ajuy’s Barangay Luca. Authorities identified the remains as 31-year-old  Joebert Guanzon of Dumangas’ Barangay Ilaya 3rd. According to police, the fatality, who reportedly drowned, was found around 7:15 a.m. by local residents. Police continue to investigate the situation. Earlier this week, the body of a man …

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Fire strikes Guimaras school

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February 27, 2020
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Two classrooms and a canteen were razed last Tuesday in Buenavista, Guimaras when a fire struck Nazareth Elementary School. According to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. after local residents saw smoke emanating from the canteen and two classrooms, which are used for Grade 5 and Grade 6 …

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EB Magalona declogging, desilting project to proceed

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February 27, 2020
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Malacon: Those opposed are ‘ignorant of the project’ Following a public hearing led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) earlier this week, EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon announced their declogging and desilting project for the Imbang, Madalaga, and Malogo Rivers will proceed. Through desilting, materials that may obstruct the flow of water …

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Commander laughs off NPA claims about ‘anti-insurgency’ fund

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February 27, 2020
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Philippine Army 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, Army Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, laughed off claims by the New People’s Army (NPA) Apolinario Gatmaitan Command suggesting the P87 million anti-insurgency fund by the Negros Occidental provincial government is “a waste of time and money” and will be used for “intelligence and ‘psywar’ operations.” The military official told reporters …

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16 arrested after PDEA dismantles San Carlos City drug den

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February 27, 2020
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At least 16 people were arrested Tuesday afternoon after operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police Maritime Group raided a suspected drug den at Purok Tunga in San Carlos City’s Barangay 6. Authorities identified the arrested as Elmar Bartolin, Carlos Caballero, Marissa Flora, Ryan Canio, Edgie Boy Barbadillo, Laslie Bartolin, …

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Provincial government healthcare plan faces scrutiny

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February 27, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, recently announced the P100 million Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program is undergoing a review by the Internal Audit Office and Accounting Office. The agencies noted “systematic problems” with program spending. The program was initially funded in 2010 through allocations by the Priority Development Assistance Fund …

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Negros Occidental district hospitals may be turned over to localities

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February 26, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government is considering the possibility of turning over two district hospitals to local government units. Provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said they are currently studying the possible transfer of Vicente Gustilo District Hospital to Escalante City and Calatrava District Hospital to Calatrava. “The process of studying …

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Negros Occidental to directly hire job orders

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February 26, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government revealed they will directly hire job order casual employees after Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson ordered the cancellation of bidding for placement agencies, which was supposedly to take place yesterday. According to provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, direct hiring will cut costs and help manage the …

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