Cadiz District Hospital doctor under investigation for Covid-19

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

A physician assigned to the Cadiz District Hospital went on quarantine and was designated as patient under investigation for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Provincial health officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, said they are currently gathering data and may reveal the details of their findings today. The doctor had reportedly gone on leave and was not …

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303IB accused of violating ceasefire

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

The New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros accused the Philippine Army 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) of violating the ceasefire implemented in order to concentrate efforts to fighting the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. NPA-Leonardo Panaligan Command spokesperson Ka JB Regalado claimed the 94th Infantry Battalion forced residents of Guihulngan City’s Barangay Luz to surrender as NPA …

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Quarantine violators face fines up to P50K, jail

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March 30, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

The Negros Occidental provincial government warned the public, those who violate the enhanced community quarantine will be fined and may face jail time. Provincial legal officer, Atty. Alberto Nellas, Jr., said individuals who violate quarantine rules will be fined between P20,000 and P50,000 along with a one to six-month jail sentence. The provincial official also …

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Ceres tapped to transport frontliners

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

With the enhanced community quarantine underway in Bacolod City, the city government has tapped Ceres bus liner to transport frontliners. Bacolod City Councilor Cindy Rojas said Ceres’ parent company, Vallacar Transit Incorporated, has provided 21 buses on top of the four already utilized by frontliners at the city’s check-up points. The city official said bus …

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Pacquiao tests negative for Covid-19

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co Senator Manny Pacquiao revealed he tested negative for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. The boxing champion released a statement indicating he retrieved the results through a rapid test kit from South Korea. “Huwag po kayong mag-alala (Don’t worry),” the senator said. “Gamit ang rapid test kit na approved sa Korea, ako …

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Almost ‘100 percent’ chance NBA resumes without fans

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March 30, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

If the NBA regular season resumes, it is almost “100 percent” the games will be played without fans present, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Friday. Windhorst said the NBA will very likely mimic the plan being used in China for a potential end to the current hiatus, which began March 12. In China, ground zero for …

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Ilongga athlete makes national training pool

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March 30, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

Ilongga athlete Alexie Mae Caimoso Brooks was recently chosen to be part of the national athletics training pool. She will be looking to qualify for the heptathlon at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam. “To be honest, I was surprised when I was told that I was named as part of the national training …

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Thoss, Simon to retire after the Philippine Cup

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March 30, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

Alaska Aces center Sonny Thoss and Magnolia Hotshots guard Peter June Simon earlier this year announced their retirement following the close of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, which is currently on hold due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Both are playing in their 16th season. “Yes, it is official, [my] body …

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How does it feel to be in the ‘#1 city’

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“If a severe pandemic materializes, all of society could pay a heavy price for decades of failing to create a rational system of health care that works for all of us.” —Irwin Redlener I am scared. I am so scared because New York City is now the hotbed for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, in …

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COME TO THINK OF IT

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Shadow boxing The lights are up. The fighter throws punches in the air without an opponent. He throws combinations. He fights his own shadow. By all indications, this is how government is dealing with the fast expiring ABS-CBN franchise. The first punch was thrown by no less than President Duterte. In early December last year, …

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