Exodus begins; Thousands of Negrenses flock to NegOcc ports for Holy Week break

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2024
Posted in HEADLINE

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Thousands of Negrenses flocked to various transport terminals in Negros Occidental, particularly at the Bredco Port in Bacolod City, yesterday morning for the Holy Week break. Hundreds of passengers arrived at the Simplicio Palanca Sea Terminal, as well as the roll-on/roll-off terminal, bound either for Iloilo City or Iloilo province’s Dumangas …

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Pause, reflect, renew

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon On this Huwebes Santo, also known as Maundy Thursday, March 28, the dawn will bring a sense of renewal to all as it marks the beginning of the Paschal Triduum, the most solemn portion of Holy Week. This is more than only a chance to observe church rituals; it is …

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Trekking inside Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park prohibited

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The management of Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park (MKNP) in Negros Occidental announced yesterday morning that trekking activities inside the protected area are still prohibited. In a social media post yesterday, the MKNP management said trekkers, faith healers and visitors will be restrained and compelled not to go into the …

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Vaccination for Negrense kids urged to prevent pertussis 

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in Negros Occidental urged parents yesterday to have their children vaccinated against pertussis or whooping cough to prevent infection of the highly contagious respiratory disease. In Negros Occidental, a two-month-old boy suspected to have caught the illness has already recovered after he was admitted to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano …

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Arnie Teves camp adamant on filing case with UNHRC

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  The camp of former Negros Oriental representative Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves, Jr. defended its possible move to bring his case before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying they are allowed to do so under international law. “Ang ating bansa ay signatory doon sa UN Declaration of Human Rights, and under international law … …

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Crop losses reach P80-M as drought hits Negros Oriental

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2024
Posted in News

  As the El Niño phenomenon worsens in Negros Oriental, damage to rice, corn and other high-value crops has reached more than P80.4 million, the Department of Agriculture-Provincial Agriculture Technology Coordinating Office (DA-PATCO) said. Alejandro Rafal, provincial head of DA-PATCO, told the Philippine News Agency that as of Tuesday, March 26, nine local government units …

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Iraq dominates PH in FIFA World Cup qualifier

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Iraq men’s football team handed host Philippine national men’s football team a humiliating 5-0 defeat in the joint FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup 2027 qualifiers at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday night, March 26. Unlike in their initial match last week, when host Iraq managed to escape …

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Creamline prevails over Cignal in PVL

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Diana Carlos capped off her career game with timely hits in the fifth set as the Creamline Cool Smashers edged the Cignal HD Spikers, 26-28, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 16-14, in the PVL 1st All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Tuesday, March 26. With the HD Spikers …

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