Leptospirosis kills eight in Negros Occidental –PHO

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June 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) yesterday confirmed a total of eight reported fatalities in Negros Occidental due to leptospirosis. In a radio interview, PHO head, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, said there are currently around 85 to 86 cases in the province. He added, based on records from January …

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BBWI acknowledges notice of violation

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June 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod Bulk Water, Inc. (BBWI) spokesperson, Atty. King Martinez, recently revealed BBWI has acknowledged the notice of violation, which was earlier issued by the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa), and affirmed they replied with answers to each matter brought forward. Baciwa and BBWI, a special purpose company composed of …

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New cops, equipment prioritized for Bacolod City –PRO-6

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June 30, 2018
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BCPO considered for 960 new recruits   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, recently said he would prioritize the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) with regard to new police officers and equipment assignments. Bulalacao said around 960 new recruits would be assigned to the BCPO …

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PRO-6 director: A mayor’s brother is involved in illegal drugs

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June 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   During a recent visit to Bacolod City, Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, confirmed the brother of a mayor in the Western Visayas is allegedly involved in illegal drugs. During a meeting with Bacolod City-based media, Bulalacao said he received the information when he set …

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Anti-illegal drugs briefing held for Handumanan students

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June 30, 2018
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An anti-illegal drugs briefing was recently held for students at Handumanan National High School in Bacolod City, which included addresses by the school officials and police. School Principal Richard Gelangre urged students to stay away from illegal drugs. He believes, by avoiding illegal drugs, students are showing love for themselves and assuring they will be …

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Coca-Cola looks to empower Negros communities

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June 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Coca-Cola Philippines recently held a fellowship night in Bacolod City to celebrate their partnership with local groups, where they affirmed their support for Negros sugarcane farmers and female entrepreneurs. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the various partners of Coca-Cola Philippines in helping us reach our …

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Aklan migration survey planned through August

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June 30, 2018
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The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Population Institute, will be conducting a national migration survey in Aklan between July and August, where an estimated 387 households will be sampled. “We need more comprehensive data on migration in order to assist policy makers and program managers in evaluating and …

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Pregnant woman nabbed for selling drugs in Bacolod City

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June 30, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A pregnant woman was arrested after Police Station 4 (PS4) anti-drug operatives conducted a buy-bust operation late Wednesday evening in Barangay 27, Bacolod City. Police identified the suspect as 24-year-old Florida Vergel, a resident of Purok Cereza in the said barangay. PS4 station commander, Police Senior Inspector Adrian Real, …

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Bacolod City to distribute 68K school bags

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June 30, 2018
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  The Bacolod City government yesterday began the distribution of a total 68,000 school bags, with events at the Banago Elementary School I gym and Bata Elementary Schools I gym. Additional distribution events are scheduled to take place throughout the city. The backpacks, which each contain two notebooks, two pencils, two pens, and a ruler, …

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Local BFP considered for recognition

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June 30, 2018
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The Negros Occidental Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is being considered for the provincial level BFP Organizational Unit Awards, which will be given out on August 14 as part of the BFP’s 27th anniversary observance. During evaluations, BFP Provincial Fire Marshal Pamela Rojane Candido revealed, between January and May of this year, a total of …

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