Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) has ordered 50 packs of pest control from the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 6 after several hectares of rice and mongo (beans) farms in Negros Occidental were attacked by grain black bugs. Lawyer Japhet Masculino, provincial agriculturist said the rice grain bugs…

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BACOLOD CITY: Mayor Emmanuel Aranda of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental has called for the recognition of Indigenous People (IPs) and give full support to their needs, during the hosting of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recently. He said about 1,000 IPs are either on scholarship or getting support…

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BACOLOD CITY: An estimated P2.46 million worth of shabu was confiscated from two former convicts who turned big-time drug pushers at Sitio Mahayahay, Barangay Punao in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Operatives of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit led by Senior Insp. Ryan Villasario and San Carlos City Police Station…

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BACOLOD CITY: Maj. General Jon Aying, Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division commander, during his visit to Guihulngan, Negros Oriental recently, called on communist rebels to surrender and receive cash and livelihood rewards. Under President Rodrigo Duterte’s order, surrendering platoons or front organizations will be given safe conduct and a house…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Department of Energy (DoE) in the Visayas has ordered a temporary halt in the operations of new renewable energy (RE) power plants in Negros and neighboring Panay Island. Rey Maleza, DOE Visayas supervisor said the moratorium—which is “temporary but indefinite”—covers only proposed power plants, not existing RE…

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BACOLOD CITY: The New People’s Army (NPA) admitted on Monday that they were behind the July 21 bloody ambush in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental that killed the chief of police, five policemen and a civilian. In a statement sent to local media here, JB Regalado, spokesman of the communists’ Leonardo…

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BACOLOD CITY: Leaders of the 1,300 regular employees of Negros Occidental said they will remain vigilant about the national government’s plans to implement “rightsizing” of the government bureaucracy. Renelo Lastierre, secretary and spokesman of the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees told The Manila Times on Monday that while they support…

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BACOLOD CITY: All police stations in Negros Occidental are facing threat of attack by the communist New People’s Army (NPA), according to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office acting director, Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Castil. “Lahat ng stations natin may [All stations are under] threat” Castil said over the weekend. He…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to investigate the alleged ambush by the New People’s Army (NPA) that killed the Guihulngan City chief of police and six others and wounded three last week while Councilor Edison Delarita remains missing. “They…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) wants to put up its own headquarters in the Negros Island Region, its officer-in-charge Joel Garcia said. “Geographically, if you look at the nautical maps, Negros straddles Sulu Sea, which is facing Mindanao. If we are able to put up Coast Guard stations…

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