EUGENE Y. ADIONG

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BACOLOD CITY: The sister of an inmate allegedly killed in a riot inside the Bago City District Jail is seeking justice for her brother. Liezel Alvarez Villa, sister of victim Rene Boy Alvarez, claimed unidentified persons manhandled her brother during the melee at the jail last Thursday. The autopsy, she…

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BACOLOD CITY: Joint operatives of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office and the 303rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army on Sunday arrested Isidro Castillo, alias Ka Gesnar, 66, reportedly a member of the Larangan Gerilya 2 of the New People’s Army (NPA) under former priest Frank Fernandez. He was arrested for murder case he…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Sanggunian Panlungsod of Bacolod City is looking into imposing stricter regulations on cockfighting especially those in the barangay (villages). Cockfights are not only a source of entertainment in the city but also income-generating activities for villages, especially during fiesta celebrations. Councilor Wilson Gamboa made the proposed amendments…

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BACOLOD CITY: Officials of beleaguered St. John’s Institute popularly known here as Hua Ming saw a ray of hope in their cause after the president of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) wrote Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon a letter favoring the school. “After studying our letter to them,…

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Tourism (DoT) have set aside P500 million to fund road infrastructure projects leading to tourism sites in Negros Occidental. Christine Mansinares, Negros Occidental tourism officer, recently said the projects aim to improve accessibility to…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) recently approved an ordinance regulating the loading of sugarcane or similar commodities onto trucks, trailers and/or other motor vehicles that pass through the streets within the territorial jurisdiction of Bacolod City. The ordinance authored by Councilor Dindo Ramos states that no truck, trailer…

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BACOLOD CITY: A close circuit television (CCTV) footage helped police to arrest the two suspects in the killing of a woman whose body was found at the public plaza in Barangay Payao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental. Rosemarie Fernandez, 55, was found dead with severe head injuries behind a kiosk about 9:30…

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BACOLOD CITY: Faced with another possible budget cut for under-utilization of its funds, the Sugar Regulatory Administration is fast tracking various programs of the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) focusing on the socialized credit program. Emilio Yulo said the P2-billion annual SIDA allocation under the General Appropriations Act has not…

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BACOLOD CITY: The new commanding general of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) based in Jamindan, Capiz said he is open to facilitate localized peace talks with the communist rebels. Brigadier General Dinoh Dolina, who took over the post of Major General Jon Aying on Friday, December 29, said…

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Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa 3rd has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to recheck the fire security of all Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies located in malls in the city. Espinosa issued the order in wake of the tragic incident in Davao City…

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