Three arrested for drugs by PS2, PDEA-NIR

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Three alleged drug suspects were arrested by members of Police Station 2 (PS2) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Negros Island Region (PDEA-NIR), after they were caught using illegal drugs at Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City, late Wednesday evening. Police identified the suspects as 21-year-old Carlo Jimeno, a resident of …

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City government job order attempts suicide at BCGC

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A job order casual employee of the city government of Bacolod attempted to take her own life, yesterday morning, at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC). Authorities have refused to name the 67-year-old employee, but confirmed she works as a street cleaner. In a report by Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod, the employee …

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5-year-old looking for his family

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 5-year-old boy was brought to Police Station 4 (PS4), yesterday evening, after police found him wandering around near STI-West Negros University. The boy, identified as Ronron Muyco of Sipalay City, said he came to Bacolod City with his father, Ronald, to visit their family, but was separated from his …

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Iloilo congressmen support death penalty bill

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March 17, 2017
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By Tara Yap Two congressional representatives from Iloilo province expressed support for House Bill No. 4727, or the Death Penalty Bill. Both Reps. Arthur Defensor, Jr. and Raul Tupas voted in favor of the passage on the second reading, last Wednesday. The Death Penalty Bill is expected to pass next week after previously being deferred …

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SSS: Additional P1,000 now available

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March 17, 2017
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Social Security System (SSS) President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Dooc announced the additional P1,000 benefit for the month of January 2017 for SSS pensioners is now available. “We are pleased to announce to our pensioners that the P1,000 additional benefit is now ready for withdrawal,” he said. Dooc noted the remaining retroactive amounts will …

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No qualified Board of Director candidates in Ceneco Districts 4, 5

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March 17, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) scheduled elections for Board of Director in Districts 4, 5, and 8 (Talisay City) this weekend, however, the first two districts were unable to produce qualified candidates to run. In the District 4 election, which covers Bacolod City-East that includes Barangays Villamonte, Montevista, Alangilan, …

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Suspect in robbery, rape of call center agent arrested

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga One of the suspects in the robbery and rape of a female call center agent was arrested at Police Station 7 (PS7), yesterday afternoon. The case had previously been reported as a sexual assault. The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Virgilio Villaflor of Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, came to the police station …

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Lacson, Peña welcome return of PNP anti-illegal drug operations

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Both Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Moises Padilla Mayor and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) consultant Magdaleno Peña welcomed the news, yesterday, that the Philippine National Police (PNP) has been cleared to return to anti-illegal drug duties. In a text message sent by Lacson to Watchmen Daily …

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Salary hike for Negros, Panay workers approved

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March 17, 2017
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By Tara Yap The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), recently approved a P25 salary increase for workers in Negros Occidental and the Western Visayas. Workers for companies with more than 10 employees will receive an increase of P25, while companies employing 10 workers and below will …

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PRO-18 awaiting orders after Duterte clears police for anti-drug operations

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March 17, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) is currently awaiting orders from higher-ups in Camp Crame, after President Rodrigo Duterte cleared the Philippine National Police (PNP) to return to conducting anti-drug operations. PRO-18 Director, Police Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, said they are waiting for the directives from PNP chief, Director General Ronald …

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