EUGENE Y. ADIONG

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BACOLOD CITY: The 60-day martial law imposed throughout Mindanao “may not be enough,” according to Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri. In a news conference in Bacolod City on Friday, Zubiri said “it could be extended to neutralize this new rebel force of extremists.” He added that “the long-term solution to the…

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BACOLOD CITY: Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo urged local police and Muslim leaders to bring evacuees especially the heads of families from Marawi City to his office for proper identification. Remollo laid down the conditions in their acceptance of the evacuees from the war-torn city of Lanao del Sur.…

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BACOLOD CITY: Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and several city officials were ordered to reply to charges filed by the Ombudsman–Visayas over alleged irregularity in the purchase of a P23.8-million private lot for the Solid Waste Disposal Facility in 2008. Also asked to answer the charges were then-City Councilor and…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negrense boxer Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo recovered from two consecutive title-fight losses in Japan after stopping the 30-year-old Indonesian veteran Jack “Destroyer” Amisa, in 2:58 of the third round to grab the Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) light flyweight title here on Saturday. The 33-year-old Toboso-born Sabillo peppered Amisa with…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) called for the creation a of a dengue mortality team to study what has caused the high deaths from dengue despite the low number of cases during the first half of 2017. PHO records showed 800 dengue cases reported from January…

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BACOLOD CITY: Local legislators in Negros Occidental and its capital Bacolod City passed resolutions recently opposing the proposed excise tax on beverages sweetened with locally-produced sugar. In a resolution on Wednesday, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental unanimously approved a resolution urging lawmakers to reduce the proposed excise tax on…

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BACOLOD CITY: The City Health Office (CHO) here recorded a 96 percent increase in dengue cases in the first five months of 2017 with 310 patients compared to the same period last year with only 158 cases. CHO Environmental Sanitation Division head, Grace Tan, said that from January to May…

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BACOLOD CITY: Six-year-old Jero Vermil of Barangay 5, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, drowned on Thursday during a family outing in a resort in this coastal city. Severo Hablado, local disaster risk reduction and management officer, said the victim’s family was swimming at the Villa Cornelia Resort in Barangay Camindangan but…

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BACOLOD CITY: La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan has questioned the appointment of a new chief of police of her town while she was on leave. The mayor said she was surprised that when she came back from an official leave — May 17 to 19 — a new police chief…

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