Robbers strike home in Tangub

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February 21, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least P1.4 million worth of valuables were stolen last Wednesday after robbers burglarized the home owned by the brother of City Councilor Bart Orola and former City Administrator John Orola at the Gardenville Subdivision in Bacolod City’s Barangay Tangub. Authorities identified the homeowner as Carlitos Orola. Bacolod City Police …

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Binalbagan organization wins Gawad Kalasag

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February 20, 2020
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Kami ang Mabulig sa Inyo Saligan Utod Ninyo sa Oras sang Ital-Ital Inc. (KAMI SUNOI), a Binalbagan-based organization, was recently awarded the Gawad Kalasag, the country’s premier annual awards for outstanding contributions in the fields of disaster risk reduction and management and humanitarian assistance. The group was named Best People’s Organization and awarded a plaque …

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Over P2M worth of livelihood projects provided for Negrense fisherfolk

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February 20, 2020
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Board Member Andrew Montelibano, who chairs the Provincial Board Committee on Agriculture, recently led the turnover of P2,284,601 worth of livelihood projects to various fisherfolk associations from across the province. Recipients included the Taloc Baybay Fishermen Association of Bago City, who received P200,000 for a blue swimming crab …

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Surrendered drug offender arrested in Roxas City bust

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February 20, 2020
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A drug offender who previously surrendered to police on drug charges was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a drug bust in Roxas City’s Barangay Gabuan. Authorities identified the arrested suspect as 37-year-old Jeric Clarito, a resident of the city’s Barangay Domolog. Capiz Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Unit head, Police Lieutenant Mark Anthony Garcia, said 16 sachets …

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Tricycle driver arrested in Bago City bust

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February 20, 2020
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A tricycle driver was arrested Tuesday morning following a buy-bust operation at Purok Balinghoy in Bago City’s Barangay Poblacion. Authorities identified the arrested suspect as 36-year-old Rene Pagayon, who is temporarily residing in the said neighborhood. The Bago City Drug Enforcement Unit confiscated three plastic sachets of suspected shabu, P300 in buy-bust money, drug paraphernalia, …

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Concepcion declared ‘drug cleared’

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February 20, 2020
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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region VI (PDEA-6) yesterday declared Concepcion, Iloilo “drug cleared.” “We are happy that we cleared another town from illegal drugs,” said PDEA-6 Director Alex Tablate. “This shows that we are winning against illegal drugs.” He also anticipated more declarations. “There are other towns to be declared this year,” the PDEA-6 official …

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Nearly 30 NegOcc localities make ‘good financial housekeeping’ list

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February 20, 2020
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A total of 29 Negros Occidental localities made the 2019 Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) list for Good Financial Housekeeping. The Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping assesses how well local government units comply with set accounting and auditing standards along with rules and regulations. The local government units named include Bacolod City, …

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Lacson: Espenido remains in ‘good standing’ since Duterte cleared him

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February 20, 2020
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said former Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) deputy director, Police Lt. Colonel Jovie Espenido, remains in good standing as long as President Rodrigo Duterte cleared him. “When the news came out, the president immediately cleared him by giving him [his] full trust and confidence,” the governor stated. Lacson said …

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Negros Occidental prepared for possible Duterte visit

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February 20, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government is prepared should President Rodrigo Duterte visit following reports the president plans to visit “every holiday destination in the country” in order to dispel fears of traveling due to an ongoing threat of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. The governor …

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