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BACOLOD CITY: The provincial government of Negros Occidental created a multi- sectoral monitoring team to ensure the protection of the environment and prevent illegal quarry operations in the wake of the construction boom in the province. Wilfredo Peñalosa, provincial environment management officer said the team is composed of the Mines and…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has rejected an appeal of the Office of the Ombudsman to affirm the conviction of Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara of Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, in connection with administrative charges filed against him over his supposed failure to stop the operation of the city’s open dump. In…

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TAGBILARAN CITY: The provincial government of Bohol is eyeing a massive recruitment drive to fill up manpower needs for operation of the new Bohol Panglao Airport. Gov. Edgar Chatto, in statement on Saturday, said the manpower requirement should be satisfied before the airport opens in August. At present, the airport…

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BACOLOD CITY: Data from Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) for a two-month period shows that the illegal drugs problem in Negros Occidental is worse than that in any other province in Western Visayas. Supt. Gilbert Gorero, PRO–6 spokesman, said the number shows that between December 5, 2017 and February 5, 2018…

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: The people in Kabayan, Benguet led by indigenous leaders and elders are set to perform rituals to appease the spirits at Mount Pulag after a fire destroyed about 5.9 hectares of grasslands there last month. Clarita Prudencio, Benguet tourism officer, said the revered Mount Pulag is considered…

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COTABATO CITY: The Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) warned stakeholders of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), including parents and local government unit (LGU) officials, of criminal charges for any irregularity in its implementation. Laisa Alamia, ARMM executive secretary and DSWD-ARMM secretary,…

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The Office of the Ombudsman filed graft case before the Sandiganbayan against Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. over allegedly financial interest in the renewed agreement between the Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in 2003. The Ombudsman filed the case against Floirendo on…

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will conduct off-site operations in various key areas, aimed to reach out to as many clients as possible dubbed as E-Patrol Operations/Outreach Program. LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante encourages the public and private companies to avail of this opportunity and to not wait for the…

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THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered the National Police Commission (Napolcom) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to file administrative charges against the 18 policemen caught sleeping and drinking while on the duty. DILG Chief Eduardo Año said the 18 erring policemen from Pasay and…

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ILIGAN CITY: Mayor Celso Regencia said he expects all internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the four evacuation centers here out by February 15 after giving notice to the provincial officials of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City. Regencia said he never suggested that they go back to the Ground Zero…

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