Negros Occidental preparing anti-insurgency task force

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August 24, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government is currently gearing up the Negros Occidental Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NOcTF-ELCAC) with Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson leading a planning workshop earlier this week at the Negros First Residences function room. The governor said the government is planning measures on how …

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Foundation to distribute 1,000 hearing aids in Bacolod City

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August 24, 2019
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The Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF), an organization committed to providing the sense of hearing to the hearing-impaired around the world, vowed to provide 1,000 hearing aids for free in Bacolod City during a hearing mission from November 10 to 11. The foundation previously visited Bacolod City in 2015. SHF-Philippines Country Coordinator Aisa Rafanan and Hearing …

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Public urged to report the sale of Chinese pork products

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August 24, 2019
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Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko urged the public to report if they find Chinese pork products on sale at local markets. He made the call after the government ordered all pork products from China be pulled from market shelves across the province. According to the board member, the decision to remove Chinese …

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Bacolod City receives 200 insecticide-treated bed nets

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August 24, 2019
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CDC: Mosquitoes can develop resistance to insecticides The Bacolod City government recently announced the arrival of 200 insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), which are hung over beds to prevent mosquito bites during sleep. The donation was provided by BASF Philippines, which supplies chemicals for various industries. While the equipment will primarily be used to combat the ongoing …

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Cebu Pacific launches Cebu-Busuanga route

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August 24, 2019
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Fares offered as low as PHP299   The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific, strengthens its Cebu hub network with the launch of direct flights to Busuanga (Coron). Starting October 27, 2019, Cebu Pacific’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cebgo, will be flying twice daily between Cebu and Busuanga. The first flight departs Mactan Cebu International Airport at …

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Resolution seeks to boost information drives on leptospirosis

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August 24, 2019
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Bacolod City Councilor Cindy Rojas, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Health, recently revealed the local legislative body passed a resolution calling for intensified information and education campaigns on leptospirosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can be contracted through the urine of infected …

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Negros First Animal Hub construction to resume

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August 24, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz II, said the construction on the Negros First Animal Hub, which is located at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, will resume. Construction was halted in 2018 after I Watch Negros Occidental Inc. found the project had not gone through a …

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Ilang-ilang tree planted in Iloilo City’s Sunburst Park

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August 24, 2019
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With Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas earlier initiating the planting of ilang-ilang trees across the city, one such tree was recently planted in Sunburst Park, located in the city’s City proper district. Executive Assistant for Environment Armando Dayrit led the planting as a means of enhancing the existing plants already present in the area. …

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