Bro stabbed dead over argument

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April 9, 2023
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By Mae Singuay A man died after he was allegedly stabbed by his elder brother, who was having a heated argument with their nephew. Jaime Javier, 46 years old, of Barangay Paitan in Negros Occidental’s Escalante City succumbed to a stab wound to his stomach. Police identified the suspect as the 49-year-old George Javier of …

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Tapales stuns Akhmadaliev, bags WBA, IBF world titles

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April 9, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Marlon Tapales delivered as promised as he captured the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super bantamweight titles with a split decision win over dethroned champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev at Boeing Center at Tech Port in San Antonio, Texas yesterday (Philippine time). Tapales had a strong start before slowly fizzling out in the later rounds but still emerged victorious with 110-118, …

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Bacolodnon Celis commits to Ateneo Blue Eagles 

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April 9, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Bacolodnon winger Raffy Celis will remain in blue and white for college as he has committed to join the defending UAAP men’s basketball champion Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles. The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles standout has reportedly chosen to join the Blue Eagles after receiving several …

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B.LEAGUE: Sotto, Hiroshima stun Shimane

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April 9, 2023
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  Kai Sotto and the Hiroshima Dragonflies made it six wins in a row after pulling off an 80-71 shocker over the Shimane Susanoo Magic at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall on Saturday, April 8. Sotto had an all-around effort of eight points, six rebounds, three assists, and a block in 21 minutes as the Dragonflies boosted …

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‘Still prohibited’; PPA reminds NegOcc-bound sea travelers of pork ban

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April 5, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Pork and pork byproducts are still prohibited as part of protocols against African swine fever (ASF) in Negros Occidental, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) reminded province-bound sea travelers yesterday. Based on an advisory released by PPA and as part of the ongoing Holy Week exodus, pork products — such as …

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Teacher in ‘hot water’ for ‘shoving’ student

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April 5, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A high school teacher is in “hot water” after a viral video of him shoving a student into the wall drew criticism from netizens. Department of Education (DepEd) Negros Occidental spokesperson Ian Arnold Arnaiz said the incident has reached their office and an investigation has already been ordered. Arnaiz said …

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NegOcc hits ‘rough patch’ over UHC implementation

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April 5, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson admitted that the province has suffered setbacks with its implementation of the Universal Health Care Law (UHC). According to Lacson, they need to accomplish numerous guidelines, especially on the hospital services, as part of the law’s implementation. Lacson has ordered newly-installed Provincial Health Officer …

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Ex-druggie’s mom yields ‘drugs’

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April 5, 2023
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A woman was nabbed in a drug buy-bust operation in Bacolod City’s Barangay 2 on Tuesday night, April 4. Police arrested 55-year-old Belinda Cuadra, a resident of the village’s Purok Sigay. Police Captain Jonito Pastrana, Station 2 commander, said Cuadra sold a sachet of suspected shabu to a police …

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Guns recovered from La Castellana man

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April 5, 2023
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By Mae Singuay Two firearms were recovered from a man in Negros Occidental’s La Castellana town after authorities served a search warrant at his residence. The suspect was identified as 52-year-old Jessie Teñoso, a resident of the town’s Barangay Sag-ang. Joint elements of the local police station and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in …

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Bacolod targets 108-K kids for MR, polio immunization

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April 5, 2023
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 The Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) aims to reach more than 108,000 children for the supplemental immunization activity against measles and rubella (MR) and polio in May. Data showed that 50,081 children aged nine to 59 months are targeted for MR doses, while 58,394 who are zero to 59 months for bivalent oral poliomyelitis vaccines. …

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