Governor skirts Senate chairmanship issue

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March 17, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim When asked about the recent motion by Senator Manny Pacquiao to strip Liberal Party (LP) members, along with Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros, of chairmanship positions in the Philippine Senate, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. refused to comment on the issue. “It is an internal arrangement among senators,” he noted. However, …

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Infrastructure projects approved by PDC

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March 17, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim During the first regular meeting of the Negros Occidental Provincial Development Council (PDC), yesterday, at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City, a series of resolutions in relation to proposed infrastructure projects were approved. According to PDC Infrastructure Development Committee chair Frank Carbon, the proposals include making San Carlos City, Sagay …

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Remains of missing trisikad driver found at Bredco port

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The skeletal remains of a missing trisikad driver were found, yesterday afternoon, in an open area at the Bredco port, part of Barangay 35, Bacolod City. Police identified the trisikad driver as 24-year-old Arnold Adorio, a resident of Purok Mapinalanggaon in the said barangay. According to the initial investigation by …

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Two injured following hit-and-run in EB Magalona

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two people were seriously injured after their motorcycle was bumped by a sugarcane truck along the national highway, part of Barangay Alicante, EB Magalona. Police identified the victims as 40-year-old Pedro Francisco of Barangay Caduhaan, Cadiz City; and Mary Grace Elquizer, 20, of Bacolod City. Traffic investigators from the EB …

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Leonardia assessing small town lottery in the city

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia is currently assessing the city’s stance on the issue of small town lottery. It was reported that Super Lucky Beagler, Inc. (SLBI), an authorized agent corporation of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), has a license to operate in the province of Negros Occidental, which …

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Task Force Botagoy confiscates P32K of meat in one month

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Task Force Botagoy head Rex Juplo, yesterday, said they have confiscated a total P32,020 worth of meat which did not pass through the Bacolod City Slaughterhouse from January to February of this year. According to Juplo, they had two confiscations between January 8 and January 27 in Barangay Singcang-Airport and …

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Soldiers accused of murdering members of Capiz family

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March 17, 2017
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By Tara Yap The Borres family of Maayon, Capiz claim two members of their family were killed by soldiers of the Philippine Army 61st Infantry Battalion (61 IB). According to reports, 48-year-old Lorendo Borres and 24-year-old Ian Borres were killed during an encounter on February 24. The family, including Maayon Mayor Wilfredo Borres, insist the …

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