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Don't let NIR abolition
affect services – DILG
Return to Western, Central Visayas underway

The process of returning personnel from the abolished Negros Island Region regional offices to Western and Central Visayas is underway and must be completed by mid-October, Undersecretary Austere Panadero of the Department of Interior and Local Government said yesterday.

Panadero said he has instructed the Western and Central Visayas DILG regional directors to meet with their counterparts to plan out their transition.

Regional offices should explore alternative arrangements to ensure that delivery of services are not affected to the extent feasible in the transition, he added. moremoremore

Police identify
hooded restaurant thief

The Bacolod City police has intensified its checkpoint operations and visibility, following the series of theft and robbery incidents in Bacolod, that they consider "alarming".

Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, BCPO acting city director, said this yesterday, noting that there is usually a rising trend of theft and robbery cases during "Tigkiriwi (TiempoMuerto)" or off season in the sugar industry that prevails from July to September.

Owners of tworestaurants in the northern part of Bacolod reported to the police that they had been victimized by a thief, Wanky said. moremoremore


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‘Attacks in answer
to gov't all-out war'

The Leonardo Panaligan Command of the New People's Army in central Negros claimed that its series of military actions against “legitimate targets” was in answer to the “all-out war” declared by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Ka JB Regalado, in a statement posted at the Leonardo Panaligan Command website, has claimed that 12 police and military personnel were killed in their month-long military action in Negros Oriental on July 21.

He cited what he described as a successful ambush in Guihulgan City, where they had killed six policemen and an alleged military asset, and recovered 17 firearms, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and four cellular phones.