No manpower shortage in NegOcc healthcare system

Posted by watchmen
September 30, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental’s provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said the province currently has no manpower shortage on its healthcare system even as more medical personnel have been infected with COVID-19. According to Diaz, as of yesterday they have recorded a total of 73 healthcare workers who have been infected and have …

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No more swab tests for fully-vaxxed tourists soon

Posted by watchmen
September 30, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The province of Negros Occidental is ready to accept fully vaccinated travelers without requiring them to undergo RT-PCR tests. This comes as more proposals are now being forwarded to the National Inter-Agency Task Force to start easing domestic travel in the country in order to further open up the country’s …

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From prose to verse

Posted by watchmen
September 30, 2021
Posted in OPINION

To convert the prose of our daily life to a wonderful, love-inspired verse, we need to realize that we have to start everything with God and end it with him also. We need to refer everything to God. This is the constant challenge we have to tackle. How should we convert the prose of everyday …

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Saving the SEMEs

Posted by watchmen
September 30, 2021
Posted in OPINION

The self-employed micro-entrepreneurs (SEMEs) in the Philippines continue to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the country remains at high risk amid the recent surge of coronavirus cases, SEMEs are finding it difficult to sustain their operations given stricter quarantine restrictions and even abrupt shifts in guidelines. Considering these challenges, it would come …

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Manny Pacquiao: I just heard the final bell

Posted by watchmen
September 30, 2021
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co “I just heard the final bell. Tapos na ang boxing. Maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat.” Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has formalized his boxing retirement yesterday, capping off a 26-year boxing career that was highlighted by world championships in eight different divisions. In a 14-minute, 20-second video posted on …

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Lacson, Ferrer to file COCs tomorrow

Posted by watchmen
September 30, 2021
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Incumbent Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer are due to file their certificates of candidacy (COC) tomorrow at the provincial office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). According to Lacson, he will file his COC along with first district Congressman Gerardo Valmayor, who will also …

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PCG wraps up retrieval ops on sunken Negros fishing boat

Posted by watchmen
September 30, 2021
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Western Visayas has wrapped up their search and retrieval operations on the F/V St. Peter the Fisherman II, which sank off the coast of Carles, Iloilo last week. Coast Guard District Western Visayas (CGDWV) Chief of Staff, Commander Jansen Benjamin, said they have located …

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AS COVID CASES SPIKE ANEW IN BACOLOD EOC to Bacolodnons: Get vaccinated now

Posted by watchmen
September 30, 2021
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) has an urgent message to Bacolodnons: Go get the anti-COVID-19 vaccine now! City Administrator Em Legaspi-Ang, concurrent EOC executive director and COVID-19 Vaccination Council coordinator, sounded the alarm bells on Tuesday, September 28, as the rate of infections for the month continues to rise. Comparative EOC data presented …

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PHO head, several medtechs contract COVID-19

Posted by watchmen
September 29, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmed yesterday that provincial health officer (PHO) Dr. Ernell Tumimbang has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Lacson added that aside from Tumimbang, medical technicians and encoders at the Provincial Molecular Laboratory in Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City also …

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