Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: Five police stations in Negros Occidental are targets of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacks, according to the provincial police chief. Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil Jr. said they received an intelligence report that the communist rebels are targeting the police stations in the cities of Cadiz and Himamaylan,…

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BACOLOD CITY: La Carlota City government in Negros Occidental has lifted the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) it issued against Roxol Bioenergy Corp., a subsidiary of listed integrated sugar and ethanol producer Roxas Holdings, Inc. after measures were taken to prevent obnoxious odor coming from its plant last week. In…

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BACOLOD CITY: A woman died while 13 others, including three minors, were injured after a truck fell into a canal in Barangay Sikatuna, Isabela, Negros Occidental on Friday morning. The fatality was identified as Jenny Eguin, 33, while injured were ambulant vendors Joerlyn Tambong, 33; Consolacion Eguin, 66; Eva Mae…

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BACOLOD CITY: Two soldiers from the Philippine Army were wounded after their group engaged suspected rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) at Sitio Cunalom, Barangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, on Thursday morning. Authorities identified the two wounded soldiers as Sergeant Jomar Dolorfino and Private Jelord Para-onda, both members…

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BACOLOD CITY: A civilian introducing himself as the newly-appointed director of the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office was arrested on Thursday by the San Carlos City Police Office. Noel Celestino of Purok SMI Village, Sinawal, General Santos, on Monday impersonated Senior Supt. Noel Garcia, the newly-installed provincial police director. Celestino…

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Residents of Hacienda Caridad in San Enrique town of Negros Occidental were alarmed after the waters in a portion of the Candaguit River suddenly rose after a loud growling noise was heard by fishermen. Rex Nebril and Ernesto Suanico, both of Purok Malipayon, Barangay Sibucao, said they were fishing in…

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BACOLOD CITY: Operatives of the Optical Media Board (OMB) and local police seized assorted pirated digital video discs (DVDs) amounting to P13.5 million during simultaneous raids on Friday at the public market in Barangay 1 Poblacion of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The operations yielded 97 sacks of fake DVDs and…

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BACOLOD CITY: A human rights worker and a farmer were killed while another was wounded after unidentified armed men, allegedly goons of a landed political clan, shot them in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. The fatalities were identified as Elisa Badayos of Karapatan-Central Visayas and Elioterio Moises, a barangay tanod (village…

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Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels attacked a quarry site and bombed a heavy equipment on Sunday night in Barangay Orong, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. According to Lt. Col. Antonio Tumnog, commanding officer of the 1st Negros Island Geographical Battalion, about 12 communist rebels took the cellular phones of the…

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