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Cop in unsigned dossier denies links to illegal drugs, gambling in Negros

By: Dolly Yasa


BACOLOD City – A police official linked to illegal drugs and gambling operations in Negros Occidental denied the accusations outlined in an unsigned white paper which circulated here Sept. 26, 2016.

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One of 3 suspects in foiled heist nabbed

By: Jennifer P. Rendon


ONE of the three suspects who allegedly tried to rob two employees of a lending company was arrested in a hot pursuit operation in Calinog, Iloilo.

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MARINA to phase out wooden-hulled ships

By: Louine Hope Conserva


THE MARITIME Industry Authority (MARINA) will phase out all wooden-hulled passenger ships operating in the country by 2018.

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By: Venus G. Villanueva

KALIBO, Aklan – Physically and mentally fit Aklanons who wish to work with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) can now have their chance to do so by taking the Penology Officer Examination on August 12, 2012 in Iloilo City.

According to Ma. Cynthia P. Aranas, Director II of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Field Office-Aklan, the examination is open for incumbent personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, personnel of Provincial and Sub-Provincial Jails and other interested applicants.

Aranas said successful examinees will be conferred the Penology Officer Eligibility, considered appropriate to second level ranks in the jail management and penology and functionally related services only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police (PNP).

To pass the test, the examinee should get a grade of at least 80, according to Aranas.

Aranas said interested applicants can now file their applications at the CSC Regional or Field Officers.

Incumbent employees of the BJMP, on the other hand, may file their applications at the BJMP Regional Office.

“Application forms are available at the CSCROs/FOs and can also be downloaded at

To qualify, applicants must be a Filipino citizen; must be of good moral character; must be mentally and physically fit; must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs and must not have been dishonorably discharged from the service.

A waiver for height requirement will be granted to applicants belonging to cultural communities, subject to submission of certification of membership to a cultural community issued by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), the CSC emphasized.

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Overcoming our blindness

September 28, 2016 02:51 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

THAT GOSPEL character Bartimaeus, the blind man, gives us a precious lesson with respect to a certain blindness Read more...

Clinton rips Trump in first debate

September 28, 2016 02:34 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job." – Margaret Thatcher Read more...

John O ripostes

September 28, 2016 02:17 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

BACOLOD City Administrator Atty. John Orola, Jr. sent a long text message on September 23 reacting to my column last week on his personal presence and supervision of the work that I believe should have been left to Read more...

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