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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, August 6, signed into law the bill that will establish a national ID system in

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Dumaguete jail kicks off 27th anniversary with 'Oplan Galugad'

THE Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) district jail in Barangay Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City, conducted Monday, August 6, "Oplan Galugad" (search) as part of the kick-off activity of the 27th anniversary of the BJMP-Central Visayas.BJMP district jail warden Major Prycel Arevalo said three search operations are being conducted weekly ...

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Negros Oriental town residents advised to boil drinking water

THE chief of the Department of Health (DOH)-Negros Oriental has advised residents of Sibulan town to boil their water prior to consumption to avoid diarrhea.Dr. Socrates Villamor confirmed that the recent upsurge in diarrhea cases in the town was caused by contamination of a number of water sources.In the past ...

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613 dengue cases, 5 deaths reported in Negros Oriental

THE Department of Health’s (DOH) office in Negros Oriental reported on Friday that as of its latest count, there were 613 dengue cases with five fatalities reported in the province.Dr. Socrates Villamor, DOH-Negros Oriental provincial head, said the number covers the period from January 1 up to present, and is ...

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Power outages set in Negros Oriental for maintenance works

THE Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative II (Noreco II) has announced separate power service interruptions in the coming days to allow its teams to conduct vegetation clearing and replacement of rotten poles.On August 4, a power interruption is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Obogon and Azagra in Tanjay ...

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Preliminary investigation on broadcaster's slay reset

THE preliminary investigation on the murder of Dumaguete-based broadcaster Edmund Sestoso was reset to August 15 because the police have failed to reply to the counter-affidavit of Rene Bustamante, the principal suspect by inducement in the case.Counsel for the defense Joel Obar said they could not proceed with the preliminary ...

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Drug suspect arrested anew in Negros Oriental

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives arrested an “old player” in the proliferation of illegal drugs in the nearby town of Sibulan, Negros Oriental on Monday.Suspect Russel Go was arrested by law enforcers, who also seized from him more or less 10 grams of suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) with an ...

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Energy firm commits to NegOr greening program

A key official of geothermal power leader, Energy Development Corp. (EDC), in Negros Oriental has assured that every day is BINHI Day, referring to the company’s legacy greening program.“BINHI Day does not end with these planted trees. We will continue to take care of them with our partners,” said Norreen ...

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Establishments urged to put high-resolution CCTVs

THE police chief in Dumaguete City is appealing to local officials to legislate stricter measures requiring business establishments to put up closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, as well as to cooperate in police investigations.Superintendent Jonathan Pineda on Wednesday afternoon reiterated his call as he said that some business establishments in Dumaguete ...

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Investigation on cops who visited Dumpit’s wake ongoing

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 has started investigating the active police officers who visited the wake of SPO1 Adonis Dumpit, who was killed in a drug bust last month.Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, PRO 7 director, said that some officers were photographed while others were reported to him.Initial investigation showed ...

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