Per LGU alert level classification proposed

Posted by watchmen
March 31, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental’s provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said yesterday that they are hoping that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) will approve a proposal made by both the provincial government and the Department of Health in Western Visayas (DOH-6) to implement the COVID-19 alert levels per local government units (LGUs) …

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3 DIES FROM DROWNING IN BAGO; QUARRY OPS SUSPENDED

Posted by watchmen
March 31, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Quarry operation along the Bago River located in Barangay Napoles in Bago City, Negros Occidental was ordered to temporarily halt after three people drowned to their deaths. One of the fatalities was Riza Macatigos, a resident of Purok Paho in the said barangay. Also killed were Macatigos’ 16-year-old and …

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Tourism and travel must bounce back

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2022
Posted in OPINION

After two long years of pandemic lockdowns of businesses including hotels, resorts and other tourism establishments in the country, this is now the time to have the revenge tourism. Hotels and resorts are now gaining back the momentum of guests coming in.   *** All parts of the country were hit by the pandemic and …

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Negrense Belangel clutch, Ateneo beat UP

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2022
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co   Samjosef Belangel came up with clutch as Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles defeated University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, 90-81, in the UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball on Saturday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. After seeing their 20-point lead trimmed to 78-85 with two …

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BCNHS, ETCS top Negros softball qualifiers

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March 28, 2022
Posted in SPORTS

The Bacolod City National High School (BCNHS) team was named champion in the Juniors and Seniors categories of the Negros Softball Qualifying Tournament held in Silay City, Negros Occidental from March 21 to 24. The Education and Training Center School (ETCS) team also emerged champion in the Majors category of the said sports event. Governor …

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Bacolodnon becomes first one-star general of BFP-6

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March 28, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A Bacolodnon became the first one-star general of the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 6 (BFP-6). BFP-6 Regional Director Jerry Candido was promoted to the rank of chief superintendent. The donning and oath taking ceremony was held last Friday, March 25, at the Department of the Interior and Local …

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303IB verifying reports of candidates receiving extortion letters

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March 28, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) of the Philippine Army based in Negros Occidental said they are currently verifying reports that several candidates in the province have allegedly received extortion letters from the New People’s Army (NPA). Brigadier Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the 303IB, said reports have surfaced that …

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Comelec-NegOcc reminds candidates to follow health protocols

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March 28, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Occidental reminded local candidates to follow health protocols when holding political rallies as preventive measures against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Comelec-Negros Occidental provincial elections supervisor Atty. Roberto Salazar said all candidates and parties should observe minimum health standards and protocols as mandated …

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