Cone devastated over del Rosario passing

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March 28, 2020
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Following the passing of former University of Santo Tomas (UST) basketball coach Aric del Rosario, who died earlier this week from a cardiac arrest, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel head coach Tim Cone said he was devastated over the news. The late coach served as Cone’s assistant coach when he was at the helm of the …

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Man arrested following La Carlota City bust

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March 28, 2020
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A man was arrested Wednesday night following a buy-bust at Sitio Kawayanan in La Carlota City’s Barangay Batuan. Authorities identified the arrested as 34-year old Archie Porquez of the said neighborhood. Following a subsequent search, police confiscated six sachets of suspected shabu weighing approximately one gram and valued around P5,500, a motorcycle, and other drug …

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Man slashed by sibling in Murcia

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March 28, 2020
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A man was left wounded Wednesday evening after being slashed by his younger brother at Purok Paho in Murcia’s Barangay San Miguel. Authorities identified the victim as 55-year-old Allan Guevarra Nobles. According to police, the victim sustained wounds to the neck, shoulder, face, and finger after being hacked with a bolo by his brother, 53-year-old …

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DOH warns hospitals against illegal, inaccurate Covid-19 test kits

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March 28, 2020
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The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday warned hospitals about unregistered Covid-19 test kits that are reportedly being offered to the public. “Meron tayong naririnig na mga ospital sa ating mga karatig-pook na gumagamit ng unregistered test kits,” said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire in a televised DOH briefing. “Kayo po ay binabalaan namin na …

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Region III’s most wanted nabbed in Ajuy

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March 28, 2020
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Region III’s most wanted was nabbed yesterday in Ajuy, Iloilo. Authorities identified the arrested as 45-year-old Wilhem Flores of Purok 5 in Barangay Pampang, located in Angeles City, Pampanga. According to police, he had outstanding warrants for the crimes of murder, robbery, and illegal firearms possession. The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) was tipped off …

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14,800 employees in Western Visayas to get P5K financial aid

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March 28, 2020
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The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas (DOLE-6) said 14,800 employees covered by 625 establishments in the region can avail of PHP5,000 financial support under the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP). Niezel Anen Sabrido, senior labor and employment officer of DOLE-6, said in a phone interview, that the labor department …

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Baciwa to close office, suspend billing

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March 28, 2020
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The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) recently sent out an advisory, noting, under an enhanced community quarantine, which Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said would begin on Monday, March 30, the utility firm will be closing their office at Galo-San Juan Streets along with temporarily suspending the distribution of water bills. Additionally, they said …

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Alijis barangay captain backs quarantine facility plans

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March 28, 2020
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Dela Vega: The facility is an advantage for residents The barangay captain for Bacolod City’s Barangay Alijis endorsed the city government’s plan to convert the South Hills Academy, which is located in the said neighborhood, as a quarantine facility for persons under monitoring for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Barangay Alijis Captain Deogracias Dela Vega …

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Food assistance for low-income, displaced Bacolod City residents approved

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March 28, 2020
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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia approved the release of P30 million worth of the city’s Emergency Food Assistance Program, which will benefit low-income and displaced families amid the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. The fund will be used to purchase rice, canned goods, and noodles. “We assure our people that this food …

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Public urged to stop discriminating against medical workers

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March 28, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Both Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia urged the public to stop discriminating medical workers amid the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. In his message, the governor called it “a shame” to discriminate against frontliners, noting, “They sacrifice themselves for the …

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