ASF or not? Capitol awaits confirmation on suspected Pulupandan ASF case

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May 31, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government will wait for confirmatory test results from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) following the detection of African swine fever (ASF) in Pulupandan town. The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas (DA-6) has already confirmed the case, which became the province’s first ASF case reported …

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15 NegOcc LGUs, Bacolod cancel classes due to bad weather

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May 31, 2023
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Fifteen local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental and capital Bacolod City suspended classes at all levels yesterday due to heavy rains caused by the enhanced southwest monsoon. The Negros Occidental Command Center said LGUs that canceled classes as of noon yesterday include the cities of Himamaylan, Kabankalan, Silay, Sipalay, and Talisay; and the towns of …

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No total ban on cockfights —Aliño

Posted by watchmen
May 31, 2023
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Mae Singuay Bacolod City Police Office acting director, Colonel Noel Aliño clarified yesterday that there was no total ban on cockfight activities in the city. However, Aliño said he will not allow any illegal gambling activities, which also includes illegal cockfighting. He said he is not against cockfighting, but he would not allow it …

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Degamo successor passes away just months after taking post

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May 31, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Barely three months after assuming the post, Negros Oriental Governor Jorge Carlo Joan “Guido” Reyes passed away yesterday morning. Negros Oriental provincial administrator Atty. Karen Molas confirmed that Reyes succumbed to a terminal illness while being treated at St. Luke’s Hospital. The governor has been battling a terminal illness even …

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Bacolod police set up emergency hotline for village watchmen

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May 31, 2023
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The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has established a direct emergency hotline between the chiefs of barangay tanod (village watchmen) and acting city director, Colonel Noel Aliño, for faster response when requesting police assistance. “This is to ensure timely conveyance of situation reports, updates, and requests for police assistance via short message service or phone calls …

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Bacolod MassKara dancers to perform in New York for first time

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May 31, 2023
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The world-renowned MassKara Festival dancers of Bacolod City will perform in New York City for the first time during the 125th Philippine Independence Anniversary Commemoration Parade on June 4. The performers will be comprised of 22 dancers from the multi-awarded Barangay Granada street and arena dance team, who flew to the United States on May …

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6 nabbed, P1.4-M ‘shabu’ seized in Iloilo buy-bust

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May 31, 2023
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A buy-bust operation conducted by the police in Iloilo City resulted in the confiscation of 215 grams of suspected shabu valued at P1.46 million and the arrest of six suspects yesterday. The operation happened inside a hotel in Barangay Hipodromo around 1:05 a.m. with Jeffrey B. Pamosino alias Japz, 37 years old, and a resident …

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Negrense Nonoy looks to revive career with new DLSU coach

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May 31, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

By ADRIAN STEWART CO Negrense guard Mark Nonoy is looking to revive his collegiate basketball career under new De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers head coach Michael “Topex” Robinson in the upcoming UAAP season. The Negros Occidental’s La Carlota City-native Nonoy said he is motivated to perform well under Robinson after riding the bench …

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Antiqueño center Rangel traded to Phoenix

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May 31, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

By ADRIAN STEWART CO Antiqueño center Tzaldy John Rangel is headed to the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters after being shipped by the NLEX Road Warriors as part of the two-team, three-player trade. The former National University Bulldogs center was sent to the Fuel Masters along with veteran guard Reden Celda in exchange for Benedict …

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After losing title, NU begins volleyball training

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May 31, 2023
Posted in SPORTS

Just two weeks after losing the title to De La Salle University, the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs returned to the drawing board and kicked off their training. The Lady Bulldogs are not wasting any time on bolstering their team once again, as former UAAP rookie-MVP Bella Belen revealed that they have already started their …

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