Declaration of ‘stable internal peace and security’ in Negros Oriental pushed

Posted by watchmen
April 29, 2024
Posted in News

  The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of Negros Oriental has passed a resolution pushing for the province to be granted Stable Internal Peace and Security (SIPS) status. The proposal was made upon the recommendation of Philippine Army 302nd Infantry Brigade commander Brigadier General Joey Escanillas, who cited the dismantling of all guerrilla fronts …

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Hearing-impaired, special needs persons obtain IT design certificates

Posted by watchmen
April 29, 2024
Posted in News

  Four hearing-impaired learners and two persons with special needs are the pioneer graduates of the animation and graphic design training courses of the provincial government’s Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC). Vocational school administrator Ma. Cristina Orbecido said the development highlights the commitment of NOLITC to social inclusion and diversity in the …

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DOLE reminds employers of pay rules for Labor Day

Posted by watchmen
April 29, 2024
Posted in News

Workers in the private sector who will be working on May 1 (Labor Day) are entitled to 200 percent of their basic salary. In Labor Advisory 6 issued, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the 200 percent pay covers the first eight hours (basic wages times two). Beyond eight hours, the employer shall …

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Ginebra topples Converge in PBA Cup

Posted by watchmen
April 29, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings broke away in the second half to topple the Converge FiberXers, 105-93, in the 2024 PBA Philippine Cup at the Aquilino Pimentel Jr. International Convention Center in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday night, April 27. Christian Standhardinger had a near triple-double of 33 …

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Damage nears P200-M; Agri losses reach P197-M as dry spell hits Negros Occidental 

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
Posted in HEADLINE

  By JEN BAYLON The agricultural damage due to drought caused by the ongoing El Niño phenomenon in Negros Occidental is expected to breach the P200 million-mark, as the dry spell is projected to last until May. The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) reported yesterday that crop damage due to drought in the province has reached …

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The art of ‘white lying’

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon The art of euphemisms — like how Winston Churchill called a British parliament a liar by saying that he has just committed “terminological inexactitudeness” — is a flourishing tool in our everyday conversation. It is an unspoken skill, a dance around the truths of everyday life, where the gentle touch …

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The silent danger of deep gum disease

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024

  By Dr. Joseph D. Lim At one time or another, we have experienced gum disease. It’s a condition which, according to the Department of Health’s Dental Health Program, affects nearly eight in 10 or 78 percent of Filipinos. Gum disease happens when dental plaque is not removed regularly. The plaque — a thin film on …

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NegOcc PHO: Confirmed pertussis cases climb to 13

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

By JEN BAYLON The number of confirmed pertussis or whooping cough cases in Negros Occidental has climbed to 13, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported yesterday. PHO head Dr. Girlie Pinongan said the majority of the cases were children aged zero to nine months. The laboratory test results have been sent to the Research Institute for Tropical …

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