On ‘blue alert’; NegOcc PDRRMO on alert for New Year revelry

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December 30, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) has been placed on “blue alert” status ahead of the New Year’s Day celebrations. Irene Bel Ploteña, Provincial Disaster Management Program Division head, said all of their ambulances have now been pre-positioned across the province to respond to emergencies that may …

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Sagay City launches lobster breeding program

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December 30, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The local government of Sagay City in Negros Occidental has launched a breeding program for a rare breed of lobster in the Sagay Marine Reserve. The project, led by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), aims to help replenish local stocks of lobster on the island. The two …

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Bacolod village to disallow roadside parking

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December 30, 2023
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  By Mae Singuay A village in Bacolod City will strictly implement the “no parking” policy on two- and one-lane roads starting January 8 next year. “Istrikto na kita nga magdumili kag mag-implementar sang no parking policy, 24 hours a day, except kun temporary parking lang sa pila ka minutos,” Barangay Singcang-Airport chief Caesar Distrito …

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Celebrate safely: How to avoid holiday hazards

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December 30, 2023
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  It has been part of the Filipino tradition to use firecrackers and ear-piercing fireworks in welcoming the New Year to ward off bad luck and bring in more blessings. However, these firecrackers and fireworks have also been a major cause of fireworks-related injury and fire incidents in the past years. The Department of Health (DOH) …

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NegOcc incurs hog industry losses, cited for peace efforts

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December 30, 2023
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  It was a year of triumphs and setbacks for Negros Occidental as the province received national recognition for its outstanding local initiatives under the leadership of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, but also suffered unprecedented losses in its multi-billion hog industry due to diseases.   Local peace efforts In early December, Lacson, who chairs the …

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Amer parts ways with Blackwater, heads to free agency

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December 30, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Veteran point guard Baser Amer is heading to the free agency market starting New Year’s Day, after deciding not to renew his contract with the Blackwater Bossing. According to Amer’s agent, Danny Espiritu, he is in the process of securing the release papers of the former San Beda University Red …

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Kai Sotto looks forward to help Yokohama in B.League

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December 30, 2023
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  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Filipino center Kai Sotto is excited about contributing to the Yokohama B-Corsairs’ success in the remaining games of the 2023-2024 Japan B.League Division 1 schedule. The 7-foot-3 Gilas Pilipinas center expresses immense gratitude for the opportunity extended by Yokohama, especially considering his return from a back injury he sustained while …

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NBA: Balanced scoring propels Lakers past Hornets

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December 30, 2023
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  Anthony Davis scored 26 points with eight rebounds and four blocks, LeBron James added 17 points with 11 assists and the Los Angeles Lakers earned a much-needed 133-112 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets yesterday (Philippine time). Rui Hachimura scored 17 points in just his fourth start of the season, as the Lakers won for the third time …

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‘Cause for alarm’; BFP-Bacolod: String of fire incidents ‘alarming’

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December 29, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Bacolod City was alarmed over a string of fire incidents that struck the city this month. In a radio interview yesterday morning, BFP-Bacolod Fire Marshal, Chief Inspector Stephen Jardeleza, said they have recorded 16 fire incidents this month — nine were caused by electrical …

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