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DUMAGUETE ALARMED BY SURGE IN CHILD ABUSE CASES

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the City Social Welfare and Development Office expressed concern on Monday over[...]

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WHO’S GANGING UP ON MALAY MAYOR?

October 29, 2018 - 5:07 PM

LON VISAYAS BUREAU 0CT 29, 2018   BORACAY, Aklan – New Boracay, new mayor in the next six months. At the program for the re-opening of the world-renowned Boracay Island, an important political figure was conspicuously absent.   Mayor Ciceron Cawaling of Malay, Aklan, was a no-show at the Boracay Opening program.   Instead, organizers […]

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ACTING MALAY MAYOR TAKES OVER ON BORACAY REOPENING DAY

October 28, 2018 - 10:13 AM

OATH-TAKING. Acting Malay Mayor Abram Sualog (left) takes his oath of office before Interior officer-in-charge Eduardo Año on the sidelines of the Boracay reopening ceremony on Friday (October 26, 2017). (Photo by Karen Bermejo)    BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — Acting Malay Mayor Abram Sualog took his oath of office before Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) […]

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DOJ: BANNING OF CASINO IN BORACAY NEEDS EO

October 28, 2018 - 10:06 AM

STRIKE A POSE. Members of the Boracay Interagency Task Force and other Cabinet secretaries pose in front of the new Boracay icon at the Cagban Port during the reopening of the island on Friday (October 26, 2018). (Photo by Karen Bermejo)    BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday recommended the issuance of an […]

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COKE BACK IN MASSKARA FESTIVAL AFTER SUGAR INDUSTRY LIFTS BAN

October 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM

BACOLOD CITY — Coca-Cola Philippines has returned to one of the country’s biggest festivities, the MassKara Festival, after the sugar industry leaders lifted the boycott on its products in Negros Occidental.   “We’re honored to be back in the MassKara. We were part of the MassKara for 40 years and that’s why that was a bit […]

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P177-K ‘SHABU’ SEIZED IN DUMAGUETE RAID

October 28, 2018 - 10:10 AM

DUMAGUETE CITY – Elements of the Provincial Intelligence Branch-Special Operations Group (PIB-SOG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Oriental raided the residence of a suspected drug peddler Friday afternoon in Barangay Mangnao, Dumaguete City and seized some PHP177,000 worth of alleged shabu.   Armed with a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Executive […]

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CRISIS EXPERT CITES NEED TO GROOM YOUTH AS FUTURE LEADERS

October 28, 2018 - 10:04 AM

LEADERSHIP TRAINING. Dr. Ted Esguerra talks to 32 student leaders attending the 5th BINHI Youth Camp about honor, hard work, honesty, healthy lifestyle and humility, which, he says, are necessary for leadership. (Photo by Judaline F. Partlow)   DUMAGUETE CITY — Dr. Teofredo “Ted” T. Esguerra, a respected figure in the field of disaster and crisis response and management, […]

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NEGOCC GOV FORMS SPECIAL TASK FORCE TO PROBE SAGAY 9 MASSACRE

October 28, 2018 - 10:02 AM

MEETING WITH SAGAY 9 KIN. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. (2nd from right), Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III (2nd from left), and Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino (left) join Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol in meeting with the families of the massacre victims at the wake in Sagay City gymnasium on Friday (October 26, 2018).  (Photo by Richard Malihan/Negros […]

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BORACAY REOPENS TO PUBLIC AFTER 6-MONTH REHAB

October 26, 2018 - 10:59 AM

BORACAY — One of the world’s leading tourist destinations, Boracay Island, reopened its doors to holidaymakers on Friday, following six months of intensive rehabilitation.   The Department of Tourism said as of Thursday (Oct. 25), a total of 157 accommodation establishments were given green light by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force to accept visitors.   The […]

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OMBUDSMAN SUSPENDS MALAY TOWN MAYOR

October 26, 2018 - 11:26 AM

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — Mayor Ceciron Cawaling of Malay town in Aklan has been suspended by the Office of the Ombudsman effective Thursday, a day before the anticipated Oct. 26 reopening of Boracay.   The suspension was confirmed by Department of Interior of Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Eduardo Año, in an interview.   Año said the preventive […]

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WESTERN VISAYAS COPS BRACE FOR ‘UNDAS’

October 26, 2018 - 11:31 AM

READY FOR ‘UNDAS’. Superintedent Joem Malong, spokesperson of Police Regional Office in Western Visayas, says preparations are laid down to ensure peace and order during the observance of All Saint’s and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2. (Photo by Cindy Ferrer)    ILOILO CITY — In addition to providing security for the reopening of Boracay Island […]

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ARMY TURNS OVER HANGING BRIDGE TO SOUTHERN NEGROS VILLAGERS

October 26, 2018 - 11:28 AM

STEEL HANGING BRIDGE. Himamaylan City Mayor Agustin Ernesto Bascon (left) checks out the newly-constructed steel hanging bridge at Sitio Cabagal, Barangay Buenavista after the inauguration and blessing on Wednesday (October 24, 2018). (Photo courtesy of 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion)   BACOLOD CITY — Residents of the far-flung barangay of Buenavista in Himamaylan City will now have […]

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DUTERTE TO GRACE MASSKARA FESTIVAL FOR 3RD TIME

October 26, 2018 - 11:17 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte delivering his speech during the highlights of the MassKara Festival in Bacolod City last year. (Presidential photo)   BACOLOD CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte will grace the highlights of the 39th MassKara Festival on Saturday marking the third time that he will attend the world-renowned festival since he was elected Chief Executive in […]

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P39.8-M PROJECTS FOR IPS AFFECTED BY ‘YOLANDA’ COMPLETED

October 26, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) chair Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo and Undersecretary Wendel E. Avisado from the Presidential Affairs and Special Concerns Office (5th and 6th from left) lead the turnover of the village level coffee processing facility to Indigenous Peoples (IP) beneficiaries in Brgy. Bagongbong, Lambunao as part of the celebration of the IP Month […]

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BOHOL CRIME VOLUME DOWN BY 13% IN SEPT

October 26, 2018 - 11:12 AM

TAGBILARAN CITY — The crime volume in Bohol went down by 13 percent in September compared to a month ago, police provincial director Senior Supt. Angeles Geñorga said on Thursday.   Geñorga presented the data during the joint meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) at the […]

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PCW TO CREATE VAW SERVICES MAP

October 25, 2018 - 2:26 PM

PHOTO CAPTION: PCW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa speaks about the situation of violence against women and their children in the Philippines during the orientation on the national mapping of VAWC services for the Province of Iloilo in Casa Real de Iloilo   Stakeholders from government, non-government and civil society organizations gathered in Iloilo City recently to […]

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DOST TO LAUNCH DIWATA-2 MICRO SATELLITE ON OCT. 29

October 26, 2018 - 11:09 AM

IN PHOTO: The scale model of Diwata-2 microsatellite, which was exhibited at the National Science and Technology Week in World Trade Center in Pasay City in July.   ILOILO CITY — The Philippines will launch its micro second satellite named Diwata-2 to the International Space Station (ISS) this October 29.   This was announced by […]

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