Bacolod City issues bird flu alert

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August 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City government yesterday issued an alert regarding avian influenza, or bird flu, however, the City Health Office (CHO) affirmed there have been no recorded cases of the virus in the city. According to CHO Environmental and Sanitation Division head, Dr. Grace Tan, she reiterated prior statements made by …

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Guihulngan police slam latest rhetoric from NPA, calls them ‘masters of deception’

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August 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Guihulngan City Police Station issued a statement yesterday blasting the rhetoric from the New People’s Army (NPA) following last month’s ambush by the rebel group, which claimed the lives of six police officers. In a Facebook post by the police station, the public must be made aware the NPA …

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Provincial Agriculturist warns against grain bug

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August 17, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Provincial Agriculturist, Atty. Japhet Masculino, recently warned Negros Occidental farmers of a grain bug, which attacks rice fields, and has already affected rice fields in Sipalay City and Hinoba-an. The grain bug has reportedly damaged a 25-hectare rice field in Sipalay City and a half-hectare field in Hinoba-an. “We are warning …

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PMA officials conduct information drive in Bacolod City, entrance exam on Sunday

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August 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Officials from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) visited the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) yesterday to conduct an information dissemination drive for individuals interested in joining the PMA and becoming new officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). In a press conference yesterday, Lt. Colonel Raul Verceles said …

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Farmer gunned down by unknown suspect in Calatrava

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August 17, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A farmer was killed by an unknown suspect at Sitio Dumagongdong, Barangay Laga an, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, early Tuesday morning. Police identified the fatality as 40-year-old Eden Buenavista, a resident of the said barangay. Calatrava municipal police said Buenavista was pasturing his cows about one kilometer from his …

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PPI Executive Director on anti-fake news bill: Have we become so stupid?

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August 17, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim During a seminar on media literacy at the L’Fisher Hotel yesterday, Philippine Press Institute (PPI) Executive Director Ariel Sebelleno, who spoke on detecting fake news, questioned the proposed fake news bill, filed by Senator Joel Villanueva earlier this year. “Have we become so stupid that fake news has to be stopped …

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SP passes resolution commending local ballet champion

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August 17, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim After winning the Youth Asian Grand Prix Award last weekend at the Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition in Hong Kong, the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) passed a resolution, during its regular session earlier this week, commending 16-year-old Rench Isaac Soriano of Bacolod City. According to the resolution, authored by …

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Second carnapper in Sharina Heights shootout identified

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August 17, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern The second suspected carnapper killed in a shootout with police earlier this week in Sharina Heights, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City was identified by authorities, yesterday. Police identified the fatality as 23-year-old Jay-R Cruz, a resident of Purok Paglaum, Barangay 17, in the said city. In the initial police …

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Call center agent stabbed by robbers in Dumaguete City

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August 17, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern A call center agent was stabbed by three unknown suspects after fighting them off at Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, early Tuesday morning. Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Lored Cleo Pacilan, originally from Ayungon, Negros Oriental but is temporarily residing in the said barangay. Reports released …

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