‘Whooping’ cough? NegOcc PHO records one suspected pertussis case

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2024
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) said yesterday they recorded one suspected case of pertussis or whooping cough in the province. The two-year-old patient is currently confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City. PHO head Dr. Girlie Pinonggan said they are currently awaiting laboratory results from …

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Robbery attempt on pawnshop foiled? Security guards hear ‘suspicious’ noises

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Station 1 may have just foiled a possible robbery attempt of a pawnshop in the city’s downtown area. Police Station 1 commander Major Elmer Bonilla said he deployed his personnel to the establishment on Monday night, March 25, after a security guard of the pawnshop …

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Overnight power outages hit Bacolod City, adjacent areas

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  Tripping of the transmission lines of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) and the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) led to massive power interruptions in most parts of Bacolod and the neighboring localities past midnight yesterday. Jose Taniongon, manager of Ceneco’s Unified Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Department, said in an interview that …

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Wildfires hit portions of Negros Oriental mountains

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2024
Posted in News

  Authorities are keeping a close watch on highly elevated areas in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental after a series of wildfires razed portions of Mt. Pamari and Bao-Bao Peak. Adrian Sedillo, executive director of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), told the Philippine News Agency on Monday, March 25, that they have …

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Negrenses Martinez, Sealey join JRU Heavy Bombers

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Jose Rizal University (JRU) Heavy Bombers bolstered their roster with two recruits from the Trinity-Davies Paint/El Tzino team that recently competed in the Smart-NBTC National Finals. Heavy Bombers head coach Luis Jose Gonzalez said winger John Lloyd Martinez and center Shannon Sealey have both formalized their commitment to JRU …

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Adamson stays in contention with tough win over UP in baseball

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  Adamson University staved off elimination with a huge 8-5 escape against University of the Philippines (UP) on the penultimate day of the second round of eliminations in the UAAP Season 86 baseball tournament. The Soaring Falcons, last year’s third-placers, forced a tie in the fifth to sixth spots with the Fighting Maroons with identical …

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‘Relatively peaceful’: RPOC-6 OKs recommendation declaring NegOcc under SIPS state

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2024
Posted in HEADLINE

By Jen Baylon The Regional Peace and Order Council in Western Visayas (RPOC-6) approved the recommendation declaring Negros Occidental under the state of Stable Internal Peace and Security (SIPS). During their first quarter meeting in Bago City yesterday, RPOC-6 chair Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said neighboring Negros Oriental will also have a counterpart declaration …

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Breaking barriers and making history

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2024
Posted in Better Days, OPINION

  By Sonny Angara As we celebrate National Women’s Month, we look back to the accomplishments of Filipinas and the issues that are relevant to them as part of the continuous effort to promote women empowerment and gender equality. In the past year, we were witness to several milestones for some outstanding Filipino women. The Filipinas women’s …

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