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2 TEENAGERS, 4 OTHERS NABBED IN BACOLOD DRUG BUSTS

BACOLOD CITY -- Six persons, including two teenagers, were arrested in two separate buy-bust operations conducted by personnel of the Bacolod[...]

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CAPIZ TOWN HEAT INDEX REACHES 65 DEGREES

April 12, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Experts has recorded the highest temperature degree that scorched thus far this summer. Dumarao, Capiz suffered a high and scorching 65.1 °c in heat index, according to the Weather Philippines Foundation (WPF). The foundation noted the town’s heat index at 2:30 PM, April 12. In a Facebook post, WPF already tagged it as ‘Extreme Danger,’ […]

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SECURITY ALERT UP FOR PRRD-LED CAMPAIGN RALLY IN BACOLOD CITY

April 12, 2019 - 9:49 AM

President Rodrigo R. Duterte campaigning for the senatorial candidates of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in Victorias City, Negros Occidental last March 8. (King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo) BACOLOD CITY — Security alert has been raised for the arrival of President Rodrigo R. Duterte who will campaign for the senatorial candidates of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng […]

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SOLDIERS PURSUE FLEEING REBELS IN SAMAR

April 12, 2019 - 9:46 AM

The new Army battalion in Samar Island formed to fight terrorists such as the New People’s Army. (Photo courtesy of Philippine Army) TACLOBAN CITY — Government troops continue to track down members of the New People’s Army (NPA) involved in two clashes with soldiers in the towns of Basey and Pinabacdao, Samar province early this week. “We already […]

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OCCIDENTAL CEBU PUSHED

April 12, 2019 - 9:45 AM

It is time that the province of Cebu be split into two provinces, adding Occidental Cebu to existing Cebu province.               The idea is the campaign battle-cry of former senator now Toledo City, Cebu mayor John “Sonny” Osmeña who is seeking a seat in the House of Representatives representing the third congressional district.   […]

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PNP SPEAKS UP ON KILLING OF 14 FARMERS

April 12, 2019 - 9:43 AM

There was no massacre as the killing of 14 farmers earlier branded as supporters of the local New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Oriental last week “did not occur in one place.”               This was the clarification made by Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, Police Regional Office (PRO-7) director following protests condemning the alleged massacre.               […]

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CEBU COPS UNDER RED ALERT

April 12, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Debunking rumors on terrorist threats against this part of the country following bombing incident in Jolo, Sulu and other parts of Mindanao, and subsequently the issuance by the British embassy of a travel advisory warning British tourists from making trips so southern Cebu , the entire police force of Cebu is still placed under red […]

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ENTIRE CEBU CITY FACES STATE OF CALAMITY

April 11, 2019 - 6:13 PM

In due time, the whole of Cebu City, comprising 80 barangays, will soon be declared under a state of calamity.               Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, who presides over the Cebu City council session, said as soon as the order from the mayor to declare the entire city under a state of calamity be […]

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PHILHEALTH CITES CEBU CAPITOL FOR HIGH NUMBER OF ENROLLEES

April 10, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The Cebu Provincial Government has been constantly enrolling the Cebuanos in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to ensure the delivery of proper and free medical services in the provincial and district hospitals. This effort has earned the Capitol a recognition from Philhealth after it was cited for “for being the second highest number of […]

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VICE GOVERNOR VOWS TO CONTINUE LIVESTOCK PROGRAM

April 10, 2019 - 6:34 PM

BACOLOD City – Incumbent Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson on April 8, 2019 vowed to continue the livestock and dairy program of outgoing Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. Both Lacson and Marañon opened the 2019 Panaad sa Negros Festival with the “Lechonaad” event. Lechons or roasted pigs were paraded and presented by various hog […]

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PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

April 10, 2019 - 6:31 PM

THE Iloilo City Public Library (ICPL) will offer puppetry-making to children as part of summer workshop this year to be held every Wednesday of May from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration will start in the last week of April at ICPL at second floor of City Hall. The puppetry aims to encourage children to […]

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DOT-6 PRAISES SAN CARLOS CITY LGU

April 10, 2019 - 6:28 PM

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 6 lauded the Local Government Unit of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental for the prompt and positive action to claims that a certain restaurant is exhibiting or displaying obscene sculptures. The DOT received the complaint against the restaurant from a concerned citizen. The complainant cited that the public eatery violated Article 201 (Immoral Doctrines, Obscene Publications and Exhibitions and Indecent Shows) of the […]

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P1-B FUNDING FOR FARM SCHOOLS

April 10, 2019 - 6:26 PM

(From left) Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Senator Cynthia Villar, and Provincial Board Member Salvador Escalante in a press conference before the opening of the Panaad sa Negros Festival on Monday.  BACOLOD City – Senator Cynthia Villar said on April 8, 2019 that the national government has allotted P1.5 billion for the establishment of […]

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CAPIZ FIRE VOLUNTEERS UNDERGO TRAINING BY TAIWAN EXPERTS

April 10, 2019 - 6:24 PM

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Officers and officials of the Capiz Citizens Action Group (CACAG) and the Roxas City Bureau of Fire Protection lauded several Capizenos who were trained by Taipei Economical and Cultural Office (TECO) and the National Fire Agency Units (NFAU) of Taiwan in fire fighting. “This is a great opportunity for us in Roxas City […]

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RICE CROP LOSSES IN ILOILO DUE TO EL NIÑO CLIMB TO P1.026...

April 9, 2019 - 3:25 PM

ILOILO province has lost more or less P1.026-billion worth of rice crops as of March 31, 2019 due to the prolonged dry spell caused by the El Niño phenomenon. Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Elias Sandig said the value is equivalent to 62,791 metric tons (MT) of rice . “27, 063 hectares (has.) are affected by the phenomenon, […]

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘BOMB JOKE’ IN DUMAGUETE

April 9, 2019 - 2:24 PM

DUMAGUETE CITY – The word “bomb” can get one into serious trouble. Such was the case of a young man who was arrested over the weekend at a mall here for making a joke about having a bomb in his backpack. A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) identified the suspect as Joram […]

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NATIONAL YOUTH DAY PARTICIPANTS EXCEED 10K TARGET

April 9, 2019 - 2:23 PM

CEBU CITY – The Archdiocese of Cebu is elated by the news that 1,912 more youth pilgrims have signified interest in joining the National Youth Day 2019 celebration on April 23-28, which is now exceeding its total target of 10,000. This was revealed by Rev. Fr. Joselito “Batitoy” Gutierrez, a member of the steering committee, during […]

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