Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: More than P1 million worth of suspected shabu was seized with the arrest of three suspected drug dealers in a buy-bust at a cellphone shop here on Monday. Inspector Adrian James Albaytar, City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) head, identified the arrested as Aisa Million, 19; Rashel Tantua, 24;…

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BACOLOD CITY: A former commander of the breakaway Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Bongcayao Brigade was gunned down in Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental on Saturday. Senior Insp. Jovito Bose, town police chief, said that Charlie Buli-buli, 35, of Sitio Agbalasyang, Barangay Bago, was tending his rice fields with his nephew when…

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BACOLOD CITY: The general manager of the local electric cooperative has expressed dismay over the inclusion of Bacolod City and neighboring areas in the rotating brownouts technically called “manual load dropping” imposed by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). Sulpicio Lagarde, general manager of the Central Negros Electric…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental is pushing for the transfer of the wildlife sanctuary of Negros Forest and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI) to the Pana-ad Park in Barangay Mansilingan, here for “easy management and supervision.” Board Member Salvador Escalante said the sanctuary is located on “prime property” the Capitol owns. The…

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BACOLOD CITY: Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., on Friday called on Negrenses to “be always prepared and pray” after a 6.5 earthquake hit Eastern Visayas that caused only minimal effect on the province with a few hours power interruption. “The effects in the province were minimal,” Maranon said, “but…

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BACOLOD CITY: A series of armed attacks blamed on the communist New People’s Army (NPA) hit Negros Occidental in the past few weeks. The latest victim was Biboy Gayagas, village captain of Barangay Bacong, Bago City, whose game fowl farm was raided by an undetermined number of armed men at…

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BACOLOD CITY: Former Negros Occidental Gov. Rafael Coscolluela has defended Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo against Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy, who had called Robredo in her Facebook account a “biseng basurera” (a Vice President or VP who collects garbage). Coscolluela, a staunch supporter of Robredo during the May…

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CITY: The Negros Island Region has the highest number of unresolved drug cases in the Philippines, an official of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) said on Thursday, citing data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Undersecretary Maria Belen Angelita Matibag, DDB executive director, revealed this during the three-day Seminar-Workshop…

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BACOLOD CITY: The New People’s Army (NPA) has admitted to the killing of sugarcane planter Norberto Lumayno, but his relatives doubt the murder was the rebels’ handiwork. In a statement to local media the NPA’s Roselyn Pelle Command-Northern Guerrilla Front confirmed that they assassinated Lumayno, 67, and his driver Danilo…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (Bnefit) will initiate the cyber-security awareness training and certifications for 60 teachers in the Visayas this week. Bnefit Executive Director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said selected teachers will undergo the Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) Train The Trainer (TTT) program in…

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