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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental: La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan will ask the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Protected Area Management Board for a dialogue to determine action on the existence of Palawan cherry blossoms in the municipality tagged by environmentalists as “bad for biodiversity.” Mangilimutan issued…

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BACOLOD CITY: Philippine Army soldiers on Negros island were placed on alert for the observance of the Holy Week after they were told that a threat posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) had been confirmed. Major General Jon Aying, 3rd Infantry Division commander, said they had received information on…

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BACOLOD CITY: An anti-crime and corruption group on Monday called on the local police here to take action on reported proliferation of illegal gambling after receiving a handwritten list of alleged operators and protectors led by two top ranking police officers in Negros Occidental. John Chiong, deputy national commander of…

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BACOLOD CITY: Those fighting for retention of the Negros Island Region (NIR) may have found a supporter in Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Micahel Lloyd Dino,  who said on Saturday that he wants Negros leaders to submit to him their position paper so he could present it during the next…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has reminded commuters not to ride colorum vehicles during the vacation season. Colorum vehicles have no franchises to operate from the LTFRB. Joscet Abellar, LTFRB 6 director, over the weekend  said they are issuing the reminder as commuters are expected…

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BACOLOD CITY: The suspected remains of a seaman from Bago City, Negros Occidental who have been reported missing since January this year, have been found by an Indonesian fisherman. A Bombo Radyo-Bacolod report said members of the Indonesia Automatic Finger Identification System (INAFIS) informed the family of Michael John Abibiason…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Island Region (NIR) will get an additional 850 police officers this year as part of a program of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to hire 10,000 new officers nationwide. The recruitment of new personnel falls under the 2017 Police Officer 1 (PO 1) Recruitment Program of PNP…

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BACOLOD CITY: The president of the St. John Institute (Huaming) Board of Trustees (SJI-BOT) has denied that they closed the Queen of Peace Church to its parishioners on Saturday. Cesar Villanueva, SJI- BOT president, told a news conference on Sunday said that what they closed was the main gate of…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (Noneco) wants the National Grid Power Corp. (NGCP) to limit the output of solar energy to the power lines. Lawyer Danny Pondevilla, Noneco general manager, said he is suggesting this temporary remedy to “at least minimize the power fluctuations, while a lasting solution…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines is asking for “proper consultation” as it found the proposed “win-win” solution of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol “unacceptable and continues to reek of preference for the beverage companies rather than for sugar farmers.” In a statement, the SAP on Friday said “Secretary…

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