NegOcc PHO temporarily suspends COVID vaccination

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August 3, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) has temporarily suspended its vaccination operations in Bacolod City for three days so it can correct a backlog in its program.  Provincial health officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, said they will look into the actual number of COVID-19 vaccines in its storage. “It seems …

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La Carlota bridge collapses; 13 people rescued

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August 3, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least one person was seriously hurt while 12 others were rescued after the steel bridge located at Barangay Balabag in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental collapsed. Based on eye witness accounts, the collapse happened at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 1, while three vehicles consisting of a sports …

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Pastor shot in Kabankalan City

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July 30, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A pastor was shot near his home at Sitio Tabangka, Barangay Tan-awan in Negros Occidental’s Kabankalan City early Wednesday morning. Police identified the victim as 58-year-old Abner Navarro, a resident of the said place and pastor of Grace Baptist Church. Based on information given by the victim’s wife Elda to …

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Bacolod opens 4th mall-based COVID vaccination site

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July 30, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City opens its fourth mall-based COVID-19 vaccination site in the city today to further expedite the inoculation of the city’s residents. City Administrator Em Ang, executive director of the city’s Emergency Operations Center, said CityMall Goldenfield is open for categories A1 (healthcare workers/frontliners), A2 (senior citizens), A3 (persons with …

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PIMT head contracts COVID-19 anew

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July 29, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The head of the Negros Occidental Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT) has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, four months after first being infected with the coronavirus. Dr. Zeaphard Caelian, who is also the head of Provincial Disaster Management Program Division (PDMPD), said he again tested positive for …

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HPG cop nabbed for ‘raping’ a minor

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July 29, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The head of the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental was arrested for allegedly raping a minor on Tuesday, July 27.  Cadiz City police chief Lieutenant Colonel Rocky Desear identified the suspect as 47-year-old Staff Sergeant Willard Judis, married and a resident of Barangay Balaring …

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GAWA regards Duterte SONA as ‘doubletalk rhetoric’

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July 28, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Local labor rights group General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) yesterday regarded President Rodrigo Duterte’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA) as “doubletalk rhetoric.” In a statement made by GAWA secretary-general Wennie Sancho, he said Duterte’s SONA is a well-crafted exaggeration of achievements from the perspective of the Duterte …

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J&J vaccine in high demand in NegOcc

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July 28, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is in high demand in Negros Occidental with a 93.4 percent utilization rate recorded on Monday, July 26. Provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said they have delivered 2,644 vials of J&J vaccines last Monday, of which 2,303 were utilized. …

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Bacolod stops accepting COVID vaccination walk-ins

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July 27, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City COVID-19 Vaccination Council (CoVaC) announced yesterday that they will stop accepting walk-ins in their vaccination centers starting today. City Administrator Em Ang, executive director for the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said instead of accepting walk-ins, they have urged the public to instead wait to be notified …

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NegOcc leaders rate DU30’s last SONA ‘7-8 out of 10’

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July 27, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga As President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday afternoon at the Batasang Pambansa, the top politicians in Negros Occidental gave an above passing rate to Duterte’s six-year term. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson gave Duterte’s performance a grade of “8” pointing out it is indeed …

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