PCG implements stricter security protocols

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June 20, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Bacolod Station commander, Lieutenant Jimmy Oliver Vingno, said they will begin double checking all passengers both inbound and outbound from Mindanao, following the recent arrest of three people in Iloilo City with alleged links to the Maute terror group. In an interview with Watchmen Daily Journal …

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PRO-18 orders strengthened security at police stations

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June 20, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following the New People’s Army (NPA) attack on the Maasin Municipal Police Station in Iloilo province, Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) director, Police Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzales, ordered all units under his command to strengthen police stations. In a Facebook message passed by the PRO-18 Regional Public Information Office (RPIO), Gonzales …

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Four injured after Ceres bus loses control of brakes in DSB

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June 20, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least four people were injured after a Ceres bus nearly tipped over along the Bacolod-San Carlos Highway, Sitio Talos, Barangay Igmayaan, Don Salvador Benedicto, Sunday. Don Salvador Benedicto town police chief, Police Senior Inspector Joevito Bose, said the bus, which was driven by 47-year-old Neil Gemalfin, was heading to …

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IPPO: Maasin attack was not a failure, more public cooperation needed

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June 20, 2017
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By Tara Yap Following the recent incident where police officers of the Maasin Municipal Police Station were disarmed and handcuffed by the New People’s Army (NPA), Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) spokesperson, Police Chief Inspector Aron Palomo, defended the law enforcement community claiming more public cooperation is necessary. Despite warnings that suggested the NPA was …

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Motorcycle driver in critical condition after slamming into parked truck

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June 20, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A motorcycle driver was critically injured after accidentally slamming into a parked cargo truck along Rosario Street, Bacolod City, yesterday morning. Police identified the victim as 44-year-old Noel Ruiz, a resident of Barangay Mandalagan in the said city. Traffic investigator Police Officer 3 (PO3) Johnny Dela Peña said the victim …

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Pickup truck carnapped along San Juan Street

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June 20, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police are on the lookout after carnappers stole a parked pickup truck in the downtown area, San Juan Street, part of Barangay 12, Bacolod City, Saturday afternoon. Police identified the victim and owner of the vehicle as 47-year-old Rodel Jamili, a resident of Barangay Taloc, Bago City, Negros Occidental. Investigators …

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City Councilor to BJMP: Review security protocol

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June 19, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In light of last week’s jailbreak, Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan advised the local Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) yesterday to review its security protocol. Tan, who serves as chairman of Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Committee on Police Matters, said it is the responsibility of jail guards to regularly …

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PRO-18 confirms NOPPO shortlist

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June 19, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) on Saturday confirmed the shortlisted candidates reported by Watchmen Daily Journal last week, clarifying Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. has yet to endorse his pick for the top post in the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO). In a radio interview with Bombo Radyo-Bacolod, PRO-18 …

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