Forest fire hits DSB village hill

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April 29, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A forest fire scorched at least half a hectare of land in a hill located along Spur 21 Purok Bagacay, Barangay Kumaliskis in Negros Occidental’s Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) town yesterday afternoon. In an interview with RMN DYHB-Bacolod, John Ever Encarnacion, one of the witnesses in the area, said the …

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E.B. Magalona residents slam NPA for arson attack, brgy tanod slay

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April 29, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  Hundreds of residents in E.B. Magalona town in Negros Occidental held a condemnation rally earlier this week protesting the atrocities committed by the New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents. The rally was held last Monday during the internment of Barangay Consing tanod Elmer Ortencio, who was murdered by NPA insurgents after …

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Swab test required at CHO Lying-in Clinic

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April 29, 2021
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Healthcare workers should also be protected from COVID-19, which is why patients who need to be admitted at the City Health Office (CHO) Lying-in Clinic must first undergo the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test and must be negative prior to admission. “This precautionary measure is imperative as COVID-19 is still here,” said City …

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NegOcc not yet ready for Sputnik V vaccines

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April 28, 2021
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said yesterday morning that the province is not yet prepared to receive the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines made by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute. According to Diaz, the Sputnik V vaccines are expensive compared to the China-made CoronaVac and British-made AstraZeneca vaccines. Diaz also …

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Lacson to get Sinovac vaccine on Friday

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April 28, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson together with several local officials of the province are set to be vaccinated on Friday at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City. Provincial administrator Rayfrando Diaz said aside from Lacson, Manapla Mayor Manuel Escalante, Hinoba-an Mayor Ernesto Estrao, Hinigaran Mayor Jose …

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Cadiz City’s No. 6 most wanted man falls

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April 28, 2021
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Police arrested Cadiz City’s sixth most wanted person at Cadiz Heights, Barangay Tinampa-an in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental last Monday. Richard Garcia, 26, a resident of Hacienda Purok Sool in the city’s Barangay Daga, was accused of murder. Cadiz City police caught him through the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Gwendolyn I. …

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106 centers in WV open for nat’l ID system Step 2

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April 28, 2021
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At least 106 registration centers have opened across four provinces in Western Visayas for the Step 2 of the ongoing registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). The priority provinces for the said phase of registration are Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental. According to Philippine Statistics Authority 6 (PSA-6)  regional director Fred Sollesta, with …

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A pleasant surprise

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2021
Posted in OPINION

A molecule called ferumoxytol is a promising tool against tooth decay. Ferumoxytol is currently a promising treatment for iron deficiency or anemia. It is made of a nanoparticle with an iron core and a sugar coating. When injected, it releases the iron and raises the level of iron in the blood.  It is a product …

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Stolen vehicle batteries on the rise

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2021
Posted in OPINION

Incidents of vehicle battery theft are sprouting like mushrooms in the city of Bacolod. And it seems that no solution is in sight considering that the victims are not reporting it anymore to the police for unknown reasons. Because of this thieves can get away with it, unless otherwise they are caught in flagrante delicto.  …

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Faith and ideology

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2021
Posted in OPINION

We have to learn to distinguish the faith from the many human ideologies that can be inspired by faith. First of all, faith is a supernatural gift, while an ideology is a system of ideas and ideals that forms the basis of some human behavior. The former is a divine gift, while the latter is …

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