Prov’l administrator urges returning Negrenses to take swab tests

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May 12, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Even though swabbing upon arrival is no longer required under the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) Resolution No. 101, Negros Occidental provincial administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz has repeated his appeals for returning Negrenses to submit themselves for voluntary swabbing upon their arrival in the province. According to Diaz, swabbing upon …

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NegOcc, Bacolod get more AstraZeneca vaccines

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May 12, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government and the Bacolod City government have received additional doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, vaccines yesterday morning. The vaccines were part of the over two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines the country received on Saturday, May 8, through the COVAX Facility of the …

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P7-M worth of ‘ukay- ukay’ seized in Bacolod

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May 11, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Iloilo office has seized an estimated P7 million worth of “ukay-ukay” products following a raid at a warehouse located in Bacolod City’s Barangay Villamonte. In a statement released by the BOC-Port of Iloilo yesterday morning, a composite team from their Customs Intelligence and …

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NegOcc to strictly impose S-Pass requirement for travelers

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May 11, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Instead of asking for a travel moratorium, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that they will strictly impose the S-Pass requirement instead for travelers entering the province. According to Lacson, they can still deny entry for travelers via the S-Pass system instead without necessarily asking for a travel …

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Granular lockdown eyed for LGUs with 3-digit COVID cases

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May 10, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga  Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that local government units (LGUs) with triple-digit COVID-19 cases should implement granular lockdown. According to Lacson, the provincial government will open more rooms at the Mambukal Mountain Resort in Murcia town in order to accommodate more patients from the LGUs. Lacson also …

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Bacolod City tagged as COVID-19 area of concern

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May 10, 2021
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The OCTA Research Group has tagged Bacolod City as among the areas of concern following the recent spike in coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, cases in the city. The independent research group, in a report released over the weekend, said the number of COVID-19 cases in Bacolod is concerning since it had an increase of …

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Bacolod fire guts 15 houses

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May 8, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least 15 houses were either damaged or destroyed following a fire at a residential area located near the Bacolod City Public Plaza, part of the city’s Barangay 12, Friday morning.  Fire Chief Inspector Rodel Legaspi, fire marshal of the city’s Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), said the fire call …

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NegOcc gov’t seeks travel halt for some LGUs

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May 8, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The provincial government of Negros Occidental has proposed a two-week moratorium for inbound travelers to local government units (LGUs) whose quarantine facilities are fully occupied. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson explained the proposed moratorium was in response to the suggestion made by Dr. Zeaphard Caelian, head of the Provincial Incident Management …

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COVID-19 surge shuts down Victorias City hall

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May 5, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The city hall of Victorias in Negros Occidental was closed yesterday after they recorded a surge in cases of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, among their employees. Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca said the closure will last until Friday, May 7, to give way for disinfection of the premises. …

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BIR, NBI seize P544-M fake tax stamps, cigarettes

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May 5, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Fake tax stamps worth around P544 million and suspected fake cigarettes were confiscated in a raid conducted by members of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 12 and Revenue District Office 77 Bacolod City and agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the city’s Barangay Tangub yesterday …

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