Red tide alert up in Negros Oriental bays

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August 20, 2020
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The Bais City Bay and Tambobo Bay of Siaton in Negros Oriental were tested positive for red tide toxin, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). BFAR warned that all types of shellfish and alamang from the said bays are not safe for consumption. However, BFAR clarified that fish, squids, shrimps, and …

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Capitol executive secretary resigns

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August 20, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has appointed Francis Velez as his executive secretary following the resignation of Dr. Jonathan Lobaton. In a statement released by the governor yesterday morning, he said Lobaton cited personal reasons for resigning from his Capitol post. He previously held the rank of Executive …

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City Hall implements alternative work arrangement

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August 20, 2020
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Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 positive cases in Bacolod City, Mayor Evelio Leonardia has ordered the implementation of “alternative work arrangement” for Bacolod City government employees. This arrangement is a combination of “work-from-home” and “staggered working hours” permissible under Provision 3.5 of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 10 series of 2020 …

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Rape suspect nabbed in San Carlos City

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August 20, 2020
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A 19-year-old man facing rape charges was arrested 10:00 a.m. on Monday at Hacienda San Jose in San Carlos City’s Barangay Guadalupe. Police identified the suspect as Novejohn Pasinabo alias “Nove,” resident of the said place. San Carlos City police said Pasinabo is wanted on rape charges with an arrest warrant issued by Judge Amy …

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Activist shot dead in Bacolod

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August 20, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A female activist was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Sta. Maria Street, Eroreco Subdivision, located in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mandalagan on Monday night. Police identified the fatality as 39-year-old Zara Alvarez, an activist and human rights defender of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Negros (Bayan-Negros) Police investigation revealed that Alvarez …

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2 arrested in Silay City buy-bust

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August 20, 2020
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Two men were arrested during a buy-bust operation around 1:00 p.m. on Monday at Jalandoni Ville, located in Silay City’s Barangay Lantad Taken to Silay City Police Station were Gen Jimenea and 40-year-old Louebel Besana, both residents of Barangay Lantad. Police confiscated nine heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu worth P61,200; P4,000 in buy-bust money; …

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Sipalay man shot dead in Candoni

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August 17, 2020
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A Barangay Manlocahoc, Sipalay City-native was shot dead around 11:47 p.m. on August 14 at Sitio Tigmaya in Candoni town’s Barangay Gatuslao. According to Police Captain Ronald Santillan, OIC police chief of Candoni Police Station, the incident occurred while the 64-year-old victim, Jemuel Villar Prasio, was sitting alone on a bench beside the road. He …

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19 sachets of ‘shabu’ seized

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August 17, 2020
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Nineteen plastic sachets of suspected were seized following a buy-bust operation in Bacolod City’s Barangay 35 on August 14. Police Station 1 (PS1) operatives arrested 30-year old Roger Flores, resident of the city’s Barangay 16. Aside from the said illegal substance with an estimated value of P36,000, police recovered P300 in buy-bust money, disposable lighter, …

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CONFED calls on members to hasten permits for migrant workers

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August 17, 2020
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Confederation of Sugar Producers Negros-Panay Chapter is urging their planter-members to hasten the processing of documentary permits for sugar migrant workers in light of the recent memorandum from Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao. CONFED Negros-Panay Chairman Nicolas Ledesma, Jr. said that with barely two weeks to go, “we need …

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1 rebel dead, 1 captured in central Negros clashes

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August 17, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An insurgent belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed while another was captured after two simultaneous encounters in central Negros on August 13 and 14.  62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB) commander, Lt. Colonel Melvin Flores, identified the fatality as 21-year-old Rickim Marosino Remasog, a resident of Barangay Luz in …

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