Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Negros Occidental has urged civil society organizations (CSOs) and environment groups in the province to help it go after and prosecute owners of illegal structures inside the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP). Andres Untal told The Manila Times that as…

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BACOLOD CITY: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Bacolod City will now focus its investigation function on corruption in the government as its anti-illegal drugs campaign was put on hold. Lawyer Reinor Baldovino, newly- designated agent-in-charge of NBI-Bacolod District Office, on Thursday said the agency has been conducting investigation…

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BACOLOD CITY: Some 84 barangay (villages) in Negros Occidental were declared drug-free after compliance with prescribed guidelines of the Dangerous Drugs Board, Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director said. The latest to be cleared in Murcia town are Iglauan, Damsite, Canlandog and Cansilayan. Records showed that of the 601…

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BACOLOD CITY: A Regional Trial Court (RTC) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental has dismissed three murder cases and one frustrated murder case filed against Rep. Melecio Yap (1st District) for lack of probable cause. Escalante City Prosecutor Ranela de la Fuente said RTC Branch 57 Judge Danilo Amisola ruled…

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BACOLOD CITY: An anti- crime group has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to assign a medico-legal officer in Negros Occidental to act on cases requiring autopsy. John Chiong, Task Force Crusaders (TFC) national deputy commander, in a letter to NBI Director Dante Gierran dated February 23, said appointing…

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BACOLOD CITY: Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Negros Occidental have demanded that President Rodrigo Duterte scrap a plan of tycoon Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. that allows him to control 4,654.0638 hectares in 11 haciendas (estates) spread in six cities and towns in the province. In a statement, members of Task…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) is investigating reports of a fishkill in rivers of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental affecting three barangay (villages). Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya, CENRO chief, said they sent a team to validate the reports received by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)…

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BACOLOD CITY: Members of the transport sector here will stage “untat byahe” (the Ilonggo version of tigil pasada) simultaneous with the planned nationwide transport strike on Monday to call for a stop to the implementation of the phaseout of old and outmoded public utility vehicles (PUVs) 15 years and above.…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Ombudsman in the Visayas has ordered the dismissal from service of former mayor and now incumbent Vice Mayor Rommel Yogore of Valladolid, Negros Occidental and eight municipal government employees for grave misconduct. In a decision dated January 3, 2017 by Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer I Gian…

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BACOLOD CITY: Police Officer 1 John Chan, a member of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) based in Sagay City was disarmed and restricted while under investigation for allegedly punching a traffic enforcer in Bacolod City on February 11. Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head, Supt. Luisito Acebuche, said…

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