Iloilo City gov’t advances payment for COVID vaccine

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February 27, 2021
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The Iloilo City government has advanced a 20 percent payment for the 600,000 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine it ordered from pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. Mayor Jerry Treñas said this confirms the order of Iloilo City to immunize 300,000 persons to protect them from the viral illness. “The remaining payment pag na-deliver na (angvaccines). …

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San Carlos reinstates border checkpoint

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February 27, 2021
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The city government of San Carlos re-established its border health checkpoint between the Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental borders at So. Lawis, Brgy. Buluangan on Feb. 23. The increasing COVID-19 cases in Negros Oriental prompted local officials to reinstate their guards. The border is being manned by the Philippine National Police-San Carlos and Regional Mobile …

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P1.6 million ‘shabu’ seized in buy-busts

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February 27, 2021
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BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Suspected shabu estimated to be worth P1.6 million was confiscated in three separate buy-bust operations conducted by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in Barangays Singcang-Airport, Tangub, and Alijis between Wednesday and early Friday morning. Police identified the arrested as 34-year-old Glaiza “Masang” Alvaran; Leobert “Amay” Polvora; Jonave “Didi” Umadhay; Gino …

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‘Cooperation needed’

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February 27, 2021
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Bacolodnons encouraged to get anti-COVID shots Vaccination is the only way to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic; that is why public cooperation with the vaccination program is necessary, according to League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) national president Mayor Evelio Leonardia. This was among the major issues raised by Leonardia during the Liveable Cities Challenge …

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Rescued Sipalay City fishermen now home

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February 26, 2021
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BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Two fishermen from Sipalay City, Negros Occidental who spent five days adrift in the Sulu Sea and were later rescued off the coast of Zamboanga del Norte are now back home. Alex Alagao and Rico Norquia were brought to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Negros Oriental headquarters in Dumaguete City, according …

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DENR probes ‘violations’ of San Carlos bioethanol plant

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February 26, 2021
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EMB soon to release assessment on water discoloration By Dominique Gabriel Bañaga The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas has stepped in to investigate the alleged environmental violations of bioethanol producer San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. (SCBI) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. A team led by Engineer Paul Wellen Orosio from …

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Woman shot dead in Bacolod

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February 22, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 29-year-old woman was declared dead-on-the-spot after she was shot by unidentified riding-in-tandem suspects in front of a popular shopping mall located along South Capitol Road in Bacolod City’s Barangay 8, Saturday night. Police identified the fatality as Medelyn Benignos, a resident of Purok Lampirong in Bacolod City’s Barangay 2. …

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PCG-NegOcc halts sea trips due to ‘Auring’

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February 22, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Negros Occidental has ordered a halt on all sea trips in the province over the weekend after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hoisted Storm Signal No. 1 in the province due to Tropical Storm “Auring.” Captain Ludovico Librilla, acting PCG-Negros …

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NegOcc not keen on relaxing border control

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February 19, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz yesterday said relaxing border control at the provincial level will have “a very dangerous effect,” which the provincial government wants to avoid. Diaz said the Provincial Development Council will have a meeting on Friday, February 19, and among the topics to be discussed is …

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Man killed, live-in partner wounded in Bacolod shooting

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February 17, 2021
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A man was killed while his live-in partner was wounded after they were shot inside their rented house at Purok Sigay in Bacolod City’s Barangay 2 around 6:30 a.m. yesterday. Officers of the Police Station 2 identified the fatality as a 29-year old Rahnz Morre Banias of the city’s Barangay Banago. Banias sustained gunshot wounds …

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