Medical sector seeks governor’s response to reports of discrimination

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Healthcare workers claim verbal  harassment by police officers Amid ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Negros Occidental’s medical sector claimed they have been the subject of discrimination. Based on a letter from Riverside Medical Center corporate communications head Chuck Estrella to Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, medical workers have reported being denied rides by …

Read More

Iloilo City begins operations at isolation facilities

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Iloilo City focal person on Covid-19, Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna, said, as of Monday, Iloilo Central Elementary School in the city’s City Proper district has been operational as an isolation facility for patients under investigation and persons under monitoring for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Mabini Elementary School, also in the City Proper district, was …

Read More

Treñas refutes claims he underwent coronavirus testing

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

In response to a social media post reporting Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas had come into contact with an individual who tested positive for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, and was subsequently tested, the mayor denied the claims. “Hindi matuod nga nagpatest ako para sa COVID-19 kag hindi man matuod nga naka close contact …

Read More

NegOcc finalizing enhanced community quarantine details

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government is finalizing details for an executive order that will place the entire province in a “virtual standstill” due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, yesterday said a draft of the order is already on Governor Eugenio Jose …

Read More

Coronavirus contact tracing begins in Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

After recording their first confirmed case of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, earlier this week, the Iloilo City government said contact tracing has begun. Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) director, Dr. Marlyn Convocar, recently revealed a 61-year-old female from Iloilo City with a travel history to Manila tested positive for the virus. “Rest assured nga …

Read More

NPA declares ceasefire

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

The New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros yesterday received an order from the Communist Party of the Philippines central committee to declare a ceasefire in order to concentrate all efforts in combating the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. According to a copy of the declaration by NPA Apolinario Gatmaitan Command spokesperson Ka Juanito Magbanua, the ceasefire …

Read More

Bacolod City imposes liquor ban

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia imposed a liquor ban across the city effective yesterday. According to the order, the mayor said alcoholic beverages violate social distancing rules, noting, “Intoxicating drinks encourage gatherings and close contact among people.” He went on to claim the city government had been receiving complaints regarding violations to social distancing. The …

Read More

Negros Occidental considering a lockdown

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Lacson: The sooner, the better By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government yesterday revealed they are currently considering the implementation of an enhanced community quarantine, or lockdown. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said there is nothing definite but the prospect was raised during a meeting of the Inter-Agency Against Coronavirus Disease, Border Monitoring, …

Read More

Iloilo City to purchase over 3,000 test kits with cash donations

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Leonardia sends ‘urgent appeal’ to DOH for 1,000 test kits After the Iloilo City government recently received cash donations in order to combat the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, including P3.5 million from Henann Group of Resorts founder Henry Chusuey, P1 million from Iloilo Supermart and the Que family, and P1 million from businessman Injap Sia, …

Read More
Page 2 of 36412345...102030...Last »