Assaulted Himamaylan City teacher reassigned

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March 6, 2020
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The teacher who claimed she was assaulted by a student of Raymundo T. Tongson National High School-Su-ay Extension in Himamaylan City will be changing schools. Himamaylan City assistant schools division superintendent Bernie Libo-on said Kristel Anne Valencia has been reassigned to the city’s main school in Barangay Talaban. Meanwhile, amid the allegations, the student in …

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Guihulngan City ambush leaves 4 soldiers wounded

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March 5, 2020
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62IB commander: Insurgents detonated an IED By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least four soldiers were wounded following an ambush by New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents last Tuesday night in the mountainous area of Barangay Luz in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Philippine Army 62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB) commander, Lt. Colonel Egberto Dacoscos, said elements of …

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Familiaran discourages discrimination against Chinese, Korean nationals

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March 5, 2020
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Amid ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran discouraged the public from discriminating against Chinese and Korean nationals living in the city. According to a report published by the World Health Organization last Monday, China reported 8,774 confirmed cases, while another 4,212 were recorded in South Korea. …

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Vessel barred from docking at Bredco Port departs for Iloilo

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March 5, 2020
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Philippine Coast Guard-Negros Occidental chief, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin, confirmed the M/V Unicorn Bravo, a cargo ship originating from Xiamen, China that was barred from docking at Bacolod City’s Bredco Port following an executive order issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, has left port and is headed for Iloilo. According to Benjamin, the Unicorn Bravo decided …

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Obese NOPPO officers may be transferred

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March 5, 2020
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Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, plans to transfer obese law enforcement officers to Camp Alfredo Montelibano in Bacolod City’s Barangay Estefania. The NOPPO official said he wants obese officers at headquarters, where their food can be monitored along with their exercise routine. In response to a viral video showing …

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Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge

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March 5, 2020
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Congressional probe seeks alternative to Pulupandan After the project profile for the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge recommended the Guimaras-Negros section to link San Lorenzo, Guimaras to Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, both the Negros Occidental Provincial Development Council (PDC) and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer called for alternative routes, with the latter earlier submitting a position paper to the National …

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DOH-6: No patients under investigation in the region

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March 4, 2020
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Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) Infectious Disease Section head, Dr. Mary Jane Juanico, confirmed there are currently no patients under investigation for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, in the region as the last patient tested negative and is ready to be discharged from the Western Visayas Medical Center. Between January 1 and March 2, DOH-6 …

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Labor group demands security agency inspections

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March 4, 2020
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The General Employers and Solidarity labor group is accusing various security agencies in the Western Visayas of violating Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Order 174, which pertains to policies surrounding minimum wage, overtime pay, and failure to remit Social Security System (SSS) contributions, and has called on the government agency to conduct inspections of …

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Former mayor considering complaint against Baciwa

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March 4, 2020
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Former Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella said he may file a complaint against the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) Board of Directors for allegedly disobeying an order from the Office of the Ombudsman. Last year, Baciwa board member Eduardo Ravena was found guilty of grave misconduct, which resulted in his dismissal from service with cancellation …

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