NegOcc board member falls ill with Covid-19

Posted by watchmen
September 28, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental 3rd district Board Member Andrew Montelibano confirmed over the weekend that he tested positive for Covid-19. According to Montelibano, he had no idea as to where exactly he might have gotten the virus, although he stated he had himself isolated when he was exposed to the bodyguard of …

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Hinoba-an town mayor in isolation

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September 28, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Hinoba-an town Mayor Ernesto Estrao confirmed that he is under a seven-day isolation in their home. This comes after he had come in contact with Pontevedra Mayor Jose Maria Alonso in a meeting last week at the Negros Residences. Estrao said that he was on the same table with Alonso …

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Money and the spirit of poverty

Posted by watchmen
September 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Many times, we are given the impression that money and the Christian spirit of poverty are incompatible. To a certain extent, there is some truth to that view.  Even St. Paul went to the extent of saying that, “the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have …

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Quo warranto again?

Posted by watchmen
September 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

EARLY this month, a newspaper columnist alleged, after some research, that Associate Justice Marvic Leonen of the Supreme Court failed to file his statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) for 15 years when he was teaching at the University of the Philippines.  Lawyer Lorenzo Gadon caught the pitch and joined the Solicitor-General in …

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Workplace Protective Measure Protocol

Posted by watchmen
September 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

I came across an article written by Dr. Adonis Guancia on Facebook. The article was shared by Dr. Evna Lin Tamayo Agraviador, a good family friend who specializes in treating cancer patients. It is about how to observe the workplace protective measure protocols which is worth sharing so that those who are complacent about it …

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Bayanihan 2 — keeping the economy going

Posted by watchmen
September 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The Covid-19 pandemic, undoubtedly, is a historical and global turning point. The term “new normal,” in fact, is a telling indicator of just how much has changed. For the pandemic affects not only a person’s health, but also his or her ability to work, travel, interact in public spaces, and become a productive citizen.    …

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Dead dolphin recovered in Pulupandan

Posted by watchmen
September 28, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

A dead juvenile Irrawaddy dolphin was recovered last Friday, Sept. 25, in Negros Occidental’s Pulupandan town. Based on information provided by local marine conservationist group, Lumba Project, the dolphin was discovered by local fishermen off the coast of the town and immediately brought it to shore to be examined. Images provided by Lumba Project revealed …

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Son holds mother hostage in Victorias City

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September 28, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A seaman was arrested after he held his own mother hostage in Barangay 4, located in Victorias City, Negros Occidental late Friday night. Police has requested not to identify the suspect, although they confirmed he was 39 years old and a resident of Magsaysay St. in the said barangay. Victorias …

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James Yap on PBA delay: ‘Kakalawangin ka din’

Posted by watchmen
September 28, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co While he is excited with the impending restart of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters veteran James Yap admitted that it will take some time for him to get back on track condition-wise. The Escalante City, Negros Occidental-native said that the over six months of break due …

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TLJPH Covid-19 testing reaches 57,000

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September 28, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The molecular laboratory of the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) has processed over 57,000 Covid-19 tests since its establishment last June. In an online podcast interview hosted by Negros Occidental Board Member Ryan Gamboa, Dr. Mary Ann Maestral, chief of clinics for the TLJPH, said on their 106th day …

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