Bacolod City dengue cases up by over 90%

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August 17, 2019
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CHO: Six dengue-related deaths recorded By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Based on recent data from the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO), the number of dengue fever cases in the city has seen an over 90 percent increase from last year. Between January 1 and August 10, the city has recorded a total of 1,127 dengue-related …

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Pag-IBIG Fund launches improved Loyalty Card Plus

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August 17, 2019
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Pag-IBIG Fund has launched an improved version of the popular Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card. Now called the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card Plus, the Fund’s discount and rewards card comes with the added feature of a cash card, top executives announced recently. “The new and improved Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card Plus can now be used as a cash card …

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Local farmers’ group slams agriculture secretary over sugar importation

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August 17, 2019
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The Negros Occidental Federation of Farmers Association (NOFFA), a local agrarian reform beneficiary group, slammed newly-appointed Agriculture Secretary William Dar over his open stance on sugar liberalization, or the deregulate of sugar importation. An email forwarded by NOFFA Chairman Enrique Tayo said he was “disappointed.” He said they were informed that Dar is “knowledgeable in …

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Overcapacity at hospitals justified due to dengue –PhilHealth

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August 17, 2019
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After the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) clarified their earlier statement on permitting hospitals to admit patients beyond bed capacity, with PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales saying the ongoing national dengue epidemic justifies such actions, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday called it “good news.” Based on data gathered by the provincial government from January …

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Vendor stalls at Libertad Market demolished

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August 16, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Libertad Public Market vendor stalls found occupying portions of the road were demolished yesterday morning by members of the City Legal Office (CLO) Enforcement Unit. Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, who heads the Market Coordinating and Monitoring Task Force, reported around half of the illegal stalls were relocated inside the market. …

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Former barangay official killed in DSB

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August 16, 2019
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A former barangay official was killed yesterday morning in Barangay Kumaliskis in Don Salvador Benedicto. Police identified the fatality as Nanding Torreno, a former barangay councilor and brother of Municipal Councilor Dodoy Torreno. Based on initial investigations by Don Salvador Benedicto municipal police, the victim was traveling on his motorcycle when he was reportedly blocked …

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World Humanitarian Day focuses on women in crises

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August 16, 2019
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World Humanitarian Day, which the United Nations recognizes every August 19, will be honoring women in crises this year. According to the international organization, “We salute the efforts of women aid workers from across the world, who rally to people in need.” Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2008, the observance seeks to reaffirm …

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Barangay kagawad gunned down in Moises Padilla

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August 16, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A Moises Padilla barangay kagawad was killed yesterday after he was gunned down by two unidentified men. Police identified the fatality 48-year-old Raul Fat, a barangay kagawad for the town’s Barangay Macagahay. Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, said, based on initial investigations by municipal …

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Governor urges vigilance amid terror threats

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August 15, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson called for vigilance from the public amid terror threats received by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). According to the governor, the threat is a “very serious concern” but the information still needs to be verified. While …

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PPP pushed for Bacolod City rehab projects

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August 15, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod recently passed a resolution calling for Mayor Evelio Leonardia to form a technical working group to study the possibility of a public-private partnership (PPP) for proposed rehabilitation projects on city markets and Manokan Country. The resolution, authored by City Councilor Carl Lopez, identified the concerned …

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