Portion of Bredco Port terminal ceiling collapses

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September 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A portion of the ceiling at the Simplicio A. Palanca Sea Terminal, located at the Bredco Port in Bacolod City, collapsed yesterday afternoon. Jerry Jimeno, one of the witnesses who spoke to Watchmen Daily Journal, said the incident occurred around 3:00 p.m. He said he was waiting for the arrival …

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DOH-6 strengthens polio immunizations

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September 21, 2019
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After the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a three-year old from Lanao del Sur contracted polio earlier this week, despite the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Philippine eradicated of the disease in 2000, the DOH Center for Health Development-Region VI announced they will be strengthening their routine immunization program. Medical officer IV, Dr. Renilyn …

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Apologies to be issued over 1985 Escalante Massacre

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September 21, 2019
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The government sector and former New People’s Army insurgents are set to issue a “statement of apology” over the 1985 Escalante Massacre during the ongoing Northern Negros Peace Summit, which began last Thursday and ends this weekend, Saturday, September 21. Those offering the apology hope it serves as a signal for everybody to “move on …

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PDRRMO: PAGASA did not issue haze alert

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September 21, 2019
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Information reportedly came from ‘fake’ site Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office head, Dr. Zeaphard Caelian, yesterday clarified the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) did not issue a haze alert for the Western Visayas. The provincial official said the information pertaining to the advisory originated from a “fake” PAGASA account, …

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Deadline extended for convicts released on ‘good conduct’

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September 21, 2019
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Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy director, Police Lt. General Archie Francisco, yesterday affirmed the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Justice (DOJ) is providing a one-day extension for convicts who were earlier released under RA 10592, an amendment to the Revised Penal Code referred to as the “Good Conduct Time …

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Haze health advisory issued for Bacolod City

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September 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After it was revealed the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) did not issue a haze alert for the Western Visayas, the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) has since issued a health advisory as of yesterday. Bacolod CHO head, Dr. Carmella Gensoli, said they have disseminated health information …

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Undocumented Indian national arrested in Boracay

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September 21, 2019
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According to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) an Indian national, who was working as a cook in Boracay, was arrested last week after it was found he had overstayed his visa and did not have proper work documentation. BI-Intelligence Division Acting Chief Fortunato S. Manahan, Jr. identified the alien as 42-year-old Vincent Joseph Mondal, who …

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Vallehermoso students treated following septic tank leak

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September 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Students at St. Francis High School in Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental sought treatment last Thursday following exposure to a septic tank leak. Approximately 26 fell ill and, according to Vallehermoso Municipal Health Office officer-in-charge, Dr. Benito Gonzaga, after being treated at the clinic, some were referred to the San Carlos City …

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‘Progressives’ arrested in Escalante City are NPA insurgents –NOPPO director

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September 21, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, confirmed the reported members of a progressive group who were arrested late Wednesday afternoon in Escalante City are members of the New People’s Army (NPA). The law enforcement official said the suspects were positively identified by former NPA rebels …

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Ceres FC meets Stallion Laguna this weekend

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September 21, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co Ceres-Negros FC is scheduled to play Stallion Laguna FC this weekend, Sunday, September 22, in the 2019 Philippines Football League (PFL) beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Aboitiz Pitch in Lipa City, Batangas. The match is their third meeting of the season with the Biñan City-based side serving Ceres FC their …

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