Severed body parts owner identified

Posted by watchmen
April 13, 2024
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  By JEN BAYLON The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Bacolod City has finally identified the owner of the severed body parts recovered outside their office in March of this year. NBI-Bacolod chief Atty. Renoir Baldovino said the victim was identified as Baltazar Lamata, a resident of the city’s Barangay Pahanocoy. Baldovino said Lamata was confirmed …

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Iloilo City implements selective immunization vs. spread of pertussis

Posted by watchmen
April 13, 2024
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  The Iloilo City Health Office (CHO) has vaccinated 1,200 children as the outbreak response immunization (ORI) continues to stop the possible spread of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. “Currently, we conduct selective immunization because of the scarcity of vaccines. We saturate areas where there are positive cases of pertussis,” Dr. Jennifer T. Anceno, city …

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Negros escapes Pasay in 2OT via Cani game-winner

Posted by watchmen
April 13, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO Hubert Cani converted a go-ahead basket late in the second overtime as the Negros Muscovados pulled off an 86-84 escape over the Pasay Voyagers in the 2024 MPBL Season at the FilOil EcoOil Arena in San Juan City on Thursday night, April 11. With the score tied at 84-all, Cani …

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Akari manhandles Capital1, stays in PVL semis contention

Posted by watchmen
April 13, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Akari Power Chargers remained in contention for a semifinal seat in the PVL 1st All-Filipino Conference after a 25-17, 25-14, 25-20 beating of the Capital1 Solar Energy Power Spikers at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Thursday night, April 11. Dindin Santiago-Manabat spearheaded the offense with 25 points …

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Warriors beat Blazers, forge 3-way tie for 8th in West

Posted by watchmen
April 13, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

Stephen Curry recorded 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors post a 100-92 victory over the host Portland Trail Blazers. Jonathan Kuminga scored 19 points and Andrew Wiggins added 15 as Golden State (45-35) won for the ninth time in 10 games. Rookie Trayce Jackson-Davis added 10 points, eight …

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P115-M in losses; El Niño affects 22 NegOcc LGUs; San Carlos mulls state of calamity 

Posted by watchmen
April 12, 2024
Posted in HEADLINE

By JEN BAYLON The El Niño phenomenon has caused severe damage to agriculture in Negros Occidental, with losses reaching P115.2 million. The latest report from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist released on Wednesday, April 10, showed that 22 local government units in the province have been affected by the dry spell. The severe weather conditions …

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Comelec-Bacolod to delist over 24-K voters

Posted by watchmen
April 12, 2024
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  By Mae Singuay The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Bacolod City will delist 24,759 voters for failing to vote in two consecutive elections. “They will be deactivated from the registration records once the Election Registration Board [ERB] approves it during the conduct of the ERB hearing on April 15,” Comelec-Bacolod officer Kathrina Trinio-Caña said. They …

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DA should prepare release of P1-B quick response fund amid dry spell —solon

Posted by watchmen
April 12, 2024
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  The Department of Agriculture (DA) should stand ready to disburse the P1-billion Quick Response Fund (QRF) provided under the national budget amid the drought affecting various provinces, Agri party-list lawmaker Wilbert Lee said yesterday. Lee issued the statement in the aftermath of a state of calamity being declared in Negros Occidental’s San Enrique town, …

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Tourism frontliners in Negros Oriental undergo training on Filipino brand of service excellence

Posted by watchmen
April 12, 2024
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  Tour guides in Valencia town had the chance to update their skills as the Department of Tourism (DOT) conducted a six-day back-to-back training on community tour guiding and Filipino Brand of Service Excellence (FBSE). A total of 52 tour guides underwent walking tour coaching to improve their skills as the industry’s frontliners. DOT, in …

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