PSA suspends frontline, online services

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March 25, 2020
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The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recently issued a public advisory where they announced the temporary suspension of services across the country. The advisory noted, frontline services, such as the processing of requests for various documents, will be closed until April 14. In addition, document application services with local government units and SM Business Centers will …

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Financial assistance disbursed to Iloilo farmers

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March 25, 2020
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P9,145,000 in cash assistance for Iloilo farmers from the Department of Agriculture-Region VI, the first batch of a total P232,580,000 that is expected to benefit 46,516 farmers, recently disbursed. The first and fifth legislative districts received their allocations on Monday; while the second, third, and fourth districts either received their amounts yesterday or will have …

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Flights to Cebu provided for tourists, foreign nationals in Negros Oriental

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March 25, 2020
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With cities and provinces across the country locked down due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, the US Embassy in the Philippines posted a bulletin from the Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City Provincial Tourism Offices informing tourists and foreign nationals that they are providing flights to Cebu City for those with confirmed flights …

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BCPO records decline in crime rate

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March 25, 2020
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The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday said the city’s crime rate is down with a 32 percent rating for March. BCPO spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Ariel Pico, attributed the low crime rate to the current implementation of a general quarantine and closure of Negros Occidental’s borders due to the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. According …

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Pontevedra kagawad killed by armed robber

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March 25, 2020
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A barangay kagawad in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental was killed Monday after he was shot by armed robber at a store located in the town’s Barangay Antipolo. Police identified the fatality as 45-year-old Edward Dominic Algara, a resident of the said barangay. Pontevedra municipal police chief, Police Captain Rhojn Darell Nigos, said an unidentified man entered …

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Kabankalan City nears 1,000 patients under monitoring

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March 25, 2020
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According to data recently released by the Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office, as of 3:00 p.m last Monday, March 23, Kabankalan City reported 978 patients under monitoring for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Following Kabankalan City were Cadiz City with 840 cases and Escalante City reporting 732. Among the 978 in Kabankalan City, 874 are …

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Quake detected near San Carlos City

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March 25, 2020
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A 2.0-magnitude earthquake was detected yesterday morning around 5:45 a.m. near San Carlos City. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the tremor’s epicenter was located 14 kilometers south of the city. A subsequent bulletin from the government agency indicated there were no damages as a result of the quake nor were there …

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NDF official recommends ceasefire

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March 25, 2020
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The National Democratic Front (NDF), the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines, has received a recommendation from their chief political consultant, Jose Maria Sison, to declare a ceasefire amid growing concerns over the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Based on Sison’s statement. which was forwarded by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros, …

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Bacolod City patient dies before receiving coronavirus test results

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March 25, 2020
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Tan: The patient had stage 4 cancer By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A patient under investigation for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, passed away in Bacolod City prior to receiving their test results. Bacolod City Inter-Agency Task Force Against Novel Coronavirus spokesperson, Dr. Grace Tan, identified the patient as a 60-year-old man with stage 4 …

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Coronavirus testing expected in the Western Visayas soon

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March 24, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Testing for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, may soon be available in the Western Visayas after the Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City was chosen as the region’s testing center. Department of Health-Western Visayas (DOH-6) Infectious Disease Cluster head, Dr. Jane Juanico, said they will be able to process …

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