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Bago City

2nd Batch of CBNU Volunteers Begin Mission in Bago City

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The 2nd Batch of 2014 Summer Chonbuk National University Overseas Volunteer Corps started their volunteer work at B. Araneta Elementary School, Bago City on July 22, Tuesday.


2nd Batch of CBNU volunteers

MC-Rider Killed in Head-On Collision

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A motorcycle rider died while being treated at a hospital in Bacolod City for injuries due to a head-on collision with a truck, Saturday evening in Brgy. Taloc, Bago City.

Police record showed Norberto Domingo, 40, of Brgy. Sum-ag was heading North direction along the national highway of Purok Ajinomoto, Brgy. Taloc on board his Rusi motorcycle when he tried to overtake a cargo truk when it accidentally bumped against an oncoming Mitsubishi Fighter truck with plate number BTG 958 driven by Armando Babor, 39, of Canlaon City.

TB Remains Major Challenge to Treat: DOH

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Although tuberculosis (TB) is easy to treat, but it remains a major challenge according to the Department of Health (DOH).


Ms. Lorna Garde, head, provincial National TB Program, Negros Occidental admits, TB is curable but some patients are hard to treat because they do not go out, or can not depart from their vices.* (EBColmo)

Bago Boxers Finish 4th in Nat’l Boxing Tourney

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Bago City’s Mario Bautista and Mario Jaga won two gold medals to lift their team to a fourth place finish in the just-concluded PLDT-ABAP National Boxing Championships held in Digos City, Davao del Sur.

Bautista triumphed over Tayabas’ Archie Estelledes via unanimous decision in the junior boys’ lightweight 52 kg. category while, Jaga prevailed via UD against Lawrence Ordonio of La Union in the junior boys’ bantamweight 54 kg. division.

CENECO Sets Power Interruptions on July 4 & 5, 2014

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Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) informs its electricity consumers that, in order to ensure stability of its distribution lines, maintenance activities will be conducted on July 4 (Friday) and July 5, 2014 (Saturday) as follows:

Date: July 4, 2014 – Friday

Time: 6:00AM to 8:00AM

Reasons: Mid-span erection of primary pole and installation of three 10KVA transformers and its accessories at Seven-Eleven, Araneta, corner Gen. Luna St., Bago City

Areas Affected:

Marijuana in Toothpaste Tube Intercepted

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Four sticks of marijuana cigarettes were intercepted by alert personnel of Bago City BJMP concealed in a toothpaste tube and delivered by unidentified tricycle driver about 1:30PM.

BJMP Chief Inspector Julius Ceasar Chavez immediately held the plastic bag containing laundry soaps, bath soaps, toothpaste and other toiletries intended for Agustin" Jojo" Salutin who was detained for murder.

The plastic bag was subjected to normal process of inspection but they doubted the form of toothpaste tube which attract their attention.

Gov Marañon Calls for Bago River Conservation

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Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. called for the conservation of the Bago River Watershed during the opening program of the Bago River Watershed Multi-Stakeholder Forum held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, yesterday, with the theme, "Developing Markets for Watershed Services from Forests: Challenges and Opportunities".


BAGO WATERSHED. Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (seated 4th from right) with participants of the Bago River Watershed Multi-Stakeholders Forum held at the Capitol Social Hall, yesterday.*(Capitol photo)

Marijuana Plantations Raided

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Bago City policemen are establishing identities of the owners of marijuana plantations chanced upon by the Army and raided by cops and soldiers Saturday afternoon at Brgy. Mailum in the city.

Bago cops led by PO3s Arturo A. Margallo Jr., Saldy Magdalera and Jimmy Potestad, with Sergeant Jonathan Sailog of the Delta Company, Philippine Army raided the marijuana plantations located in Purok Abaka in Sitio Pataan, Brgy. Mailum.

Drug Raps vs. Bagoeño

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Criminal charges for violation of anti-illegal drugs law are to be filed against a resident of Bago City nabbed earlier by members of the Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force (AIDTF) with members of the Bago City Police.

PCInsp. Arnold Mesias, AIDTF in-charge with PSupt. Arnel D. Arpon, Bago City Police officer-in-charge and their team led the buy bust operation and implementation of the search warrant against Koichi Sasaki, of Brgy. Lag-asan.

Drug Raps Filed vs Japanese Son in Bago City

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Charges for violation of Section 5 and section 11 of Republic Act 9165 was filed before Bago City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday against a Japanese son residing in Purok Mabinuligon, De La Rama Street, Brgy. Lag-asan, Bago City.

Koichi Sasaki, 28, was confiscated with 10 heat sealed sachets of suspected shabu; 25 empty plastic used in packing; one improvised tooter with traces of suspected shabu and disposable lighters; one live ammunition of 1-gauge shotgun; aluminum foil; P 1,110 money in different denominations; and P500 marked money.

Negros Public School Teachers Hold Protest to Press for Salary Hike

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About 3,000 estimated public schoolteachers will carry out their protest action today, at about 5p.m. for an increase in their monthly salaries, because the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Budget Management (DBM) have been stonewalling on their demands for salary increases since some time ago, Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Negros (ACT-Negros) Chairman, Gualberto Dajao, declared Saturday in an interview in DYRL’s "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program which airs daily and is hosted by anchormen Edgar Cadagat and Jeffrey Gelangre.


BACK TO WORK. After an absence of almost 10 months as EIC, NDB’s Pert Toga goes back to work in his editing chores, pinch-hitting for his Editor-son Arman who is still recuperating from a bout with flu and minor complications. The editor is resuming work this week.*

Bacolod SP Reorganization Set

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Bacolod City Councilor El Cid Familiaran recently announced that there will be a reorganization of Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) committee chairmanships this week and will be finalized by virtue of a resolution which will be approved by majority members of the SP. At least 20 committeees mostly majority ones will be handled by eight councilors under MKK party (Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan). The remaining committees will be divided by the minority group that belongs to Grupo Progreso.


Mayor Monico O. Puentevella hands in a token from the City of Smiles to Senator Alan Peter Cayetano during a Study Visit in Taguig City.*

700 volunteers for GK Bayani Challenge 2014

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About 700 overall participants from University of St. La Salle and partners from Bago City local government unit and Bago City College participated in the Gawad Kalinga Bayani Challenge 2014 at GK Lopue Legacy Village in Brgy. Dulao, Bago City, which culminated on May 16.

"Everyone deserves to be a ‘bayani’," said Teresita Barcoma, Balayan overall in-charge for GK Bayani Challenge, dedicating the success to the GK Lopue Legacy Village community.

Billy Lopue, GK site donor, shared his joy for the continued success of the Lopue Legacy community.

The five-day house building, which was led by USLS Balayan Community Extension Program, concluded with more than 200 volunteers from USLS College of Business and Accountancy, student-volunteers, and skilled workers from Bago City Engineer’s Office.

Mother of 7, ‘Hilot’ from Sunrise to Sunset

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A mother of 7 children, Maura Treyes, 66, was able to raise her 7 children despite of being a widow, out of her livelihood as a "hilot". She does not demand certain amount, but receives any donation from her patients.


(Left photo) Maura Treyes, 66, widow, as breadwinner of her family feeds her 7 children out of being a "hilot". Most of her patients are children (right photo), whose parents trust in her capacity to heal their ailing kids, so they keep coming back to her.*(Edith B. Colmo photos)

She starts hilot treatment as early as 6 o’clock in the morning at her residence in Fortune Towne, Bacolod City, because people flock at her house before sunrise and finishes it until noontime.

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