Bago City ‘drive-thru’ Covid-19 testing underway

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September 25, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bago City government is now operating its “drive-thru” swab testing as part of the city’s campaign against Covid-19. The first of its kind among local government units in the province, the testing station is located at the front yard of the ABAP Gym and was able to swab 21 …

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NegOcc 3rd district requests 18,000 test kits

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September 25, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The office of Negros Occidental 3rd district Congressman Francisco “Kiko” Benitez has requested 18,000 Covid-19 test kits in order to boost the district’s supplies as part of the opening of the Metro 3rd Emergency Operations Center. The said test kits are expected to arrive this week.  Negros Occidental Board Member …

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2 NPA leaders, 7 others arrested in Negros

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September 23, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Joint operation of the Philippine Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB) and Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros island led to the arrest of two high ranking officials of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Barangay Buenavista,  Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental recently. Arrested by the virtue of …

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NegOcc PCG steps up surveillance following massive drug hauls

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September 23, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Negros Occidental was ordered yesterday to step up its surveillance efforts following the massive drug hauls which took place in Western Visayas and neighboring Cebu on September 20 and 21. PCG-Southern Visayas District commander, Captain Eduardo De Luna, said he talked with the PCG …

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NOPPO orders probe on P13.5M drug haul

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September 23, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director has ordered the crime laboratory to closely investigate the P13.5 million drug haul earlier this week in San Carlos City. NOPPO director, Police Colonel Romy Palgue, said yesterday that he wants a purity test be made on the seized drugs and he would …

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8 firefighters test positive for Covid-19

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September 21, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least eight firefighters from the Talisay City Fire Station have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Bureau of Fire Protection-Western Visayas (BFP) director, Fire Senior Supt. Jerry Candido, said five of the firefighters are from the BFP, while the three belong to the Talisay City local government …

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P47.6M ‘shabu’ from NegOcc intercepted in Cebu City

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September 21, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least seven kilos of suspected shabu valued at P47.6 million were seized in an anti-drug operation conducted by the Cebu City Police Office and the Regional Intelligence Division-Central Visayas at Sitio Tipolo Bridge in Cebu City’s Barangay Guadalupe yesterday morning. Police identified the arrested as 32-year-old Rolando Ondoy Romeo; …

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Bacolod puts up ‘One Hospital Command Center’

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September 18, 2020
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The Bacolod City government has adopted the “One Hospital Command Center (OHCC), one of the best practices of Cebu City when it was trying to curb the spread of Covid-19 at the height of the cases there. The operation of the OHCC was among the major subjects discussed during the meeting of Mayor Evelio Leonardia …

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Pulupandan jail inmate hangs self

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September 18, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An inmate of the Pulupandan Municipal Police Station was found dead after he allegedly hanged himself inside his jail cell on Tuesday afternoon. Police has requested not to identify the victim but confirmed he was a 19-year-old male and a resident of Barangay Lip-ac in Iloilo’s San Enrique town. Pulupandan …

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7 APORs ‘wanted’ for refusing swab test

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September 18, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The provincial government of Negros Occidental has ordered the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) to track down seven individuals classified as authorized persons outside residence (APORs) who refused to be subjected to swab test at the Bacolod-Silay Airport last Tuesday. Provincial administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the seven presented letters …

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