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BACOLOD CITY: The Negros Occidental Provincial Government lost about P800,000 in revenues after a quarry operator allegedly used fake coupons to carry out his business, acting Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Thursday. Lacson on Wednesday met with officials of the Provincial Environment Management Office with some Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial…

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BACOLOD CITY: Despite continuous denial of the government of the existence of extra-judicial killings (EJK), Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon, said it exists, adding that the Vatican’s comment on the incidents is “deeply troubling.” The statement came after the Vatican condemned the incidents of EJKs during a periodic United Nations (UN)…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Sanggunian Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) on Wednesday approved the P50 million budget for the purchase of a six-seater Cessna aircraft, to be “mainly used for sustained cloud seeding operations in the province,” Board Member Salvador Escalante Jr., chairman of the committee on appropriations, budget, finance ways and means,…

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And we thought we’ve heard it all. That is, the various ways by which prohibited drugs are smuggled by their carriers. But jail guards in Barangay Bajumpandan in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, recently found a “clever” way such contraband was concealed, novel until it aroused suspicion. The guards found bundles…

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BACOLOD CITY: The acting city chief of police here is pushing for the establishment of a cybercrime unit after the arrest last week of two suspects allegedly engaged in cybersex in Barangay Handumanan. Senior Supt. Jack Wanky said there is a need to establish an anti-cybercrime office under the Police…

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BACOLOD CITY: Acting Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson on Monday said he will propose to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) the expansion of the boycott of Coca-Cola products in provincial government-owned facilities because of the company’s “non-utilization of locally-produced sugar.” Lacson said “what we can do as a local…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Bureau of Fire Protection in Negros Island Region (BFP- NIR) has sought immediate distribution of the Rosenbauer firetrucks that were bought by the government from Austria. Fire Senior Supt. Fred Trajeras, acting BFP-NIR regional director, over the weekend said he does not believe that there was an…

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BACOLOD CITY: Operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) on Friday arrested a single mother, who allegedly used her minor daughter in taping lewd videos and photos that were being sold online. Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, acting BCPO director, said the operation was conducted at the suspect’s house in…

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BACOLOD CITY: With composite prices of sugar down at P1,200 – P1,250 per 50-kilo bag, sugar producers and the labor sector are apprehensive about the fate of the industry in the coming crop year. Lawyer Emilio Yulo, spokesman for the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) in a statement said,…

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BACOLOD CITY: A security guard was killed while 11 others were injured after glass sheets piled on a 10-wheeler truck crashed on them in Barangay Mansilingan on Wednesday. Police said the victims were helping owner Ibrahim Gallego move the glass sheets from a container van when it fell on the…

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