Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: “No more extension.” This was the proclamation of Mavil Majarucon-Sia, Bacolod City election officer, as the registration for the scheduled barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK or Youth Council) elections in October this year ended on Sunday. Sia noted that only a few applicants headed to the Commission…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine Ports Authority police on Thursday afternoon intercepted at the Dumaguete port 77 men, including a 17-year-old boy, on two busloads en route to Zamboanga. The men were allegedly recruited by Carlito Bermejo to work at YL Fishing Company in Zamboanga. They were scheduled to leave via…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. on Thursday confirmed that the Provincial Legal Office is investigating a quarry operator allegedly using fake quarry coupons issued by the provincial government. “He was caught with many fake coupons in his possession. After the investigation, we will file charges against him…

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BACOLOD CITY: A police officer shot a civilian after an altercation at a vulcanizing shop on Wednesday in Barangay Robles, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. The victim, Jered Labiga, 20, allegedly tried to shoot Police Officer 3 Jose Michael Muñez after the former cussed at him, investigation showed. Muñez, 33, assistant…

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BACOLOD CITY: A three-ton juvenile whale shark locally known as butanding was stranded in the shallow waters of Barangay Aguisan in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. The whale shark, which was about six meters long, was reportedly caught in the nets of a fishing vessel on Saturday. Negros Occidental State College…

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BACOLOD CITY: A charcoal maker from the mountain town of Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental was charged with violating the NIPAS (National Integrated Protected Areas System) Act of 1992. Personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) caught Rolando Oyco of Barangay Igmaya-an, Salvador Benedicto attending to his charcoal…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Senate committees on trade and agriculture are pushing for the creation of a sugar industry consultative body that will work with producers and large-scale consumers on matters affecting the sugar industry. During the joint hearing of the committees led by Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Cynthia Villar,…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental has strengthened security measures for the upcoming Panaad Festival set to kick off on April 22 as Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. said, “We need to be vigilant.” He, however, did not say whether he will request additional military and police troops to secure the Panaad Park…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., has moved for the dismissal of two complaints against him before the Office of the Ombudsman (Visayas), calling it “patently baseless and unfounded.” Maranon filed his counter-affidavit dated April 7 over the case involving the Negros First Ranch in Murcia town for…

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental: The military here said it cannot confirm that armed men reportedly sighted in Cauayan town, Negros Occidental, on Friday night are members of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). According to 1st Lt. John Tumamao, commander of the Philippine Army 79th Infantry Battalion’s Bravo company, some…

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