‘Non-essential’ Bacolod City establishments ordered closed

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March 25, 2020
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Banks impose ‘No mask, No entry’ policy, reduced hours By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Amid ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, the Bacolod City government has ordered the closure of “non-essential establishments” in order to further promote social distancing measures. Among the establishments ordered closed are internet cafes and karaoke bars, which Bacolod …

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Two new coronavirus cases in the Western Visayas

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March 25, 2020
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The Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) yesterday announced two new cases of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, in the Western Visayas. The latest development brings the region’s total number of confirmed cases to four after a 56-year-old man in Bacolod City and 65-year-old man from Guimbal earlier tested positive. According to DOH-6 director, Dr. Marlyn …

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Coronavirus testing expected in the Western Visayas soon

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March 24, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Testing for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, may soon be available in the Western Visayas after the Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City was chosen as the region’s testing center. Department of Health-Western Visayas (DOH-6) Infectious Disease Cluster head, Dr. Jane Juanico, said they will be able to process …

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728 nabbed across Bacolod City for violating curfew

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March 24, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) have apprehended a total 728 individuals in violation of the imposed curfew due to ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. According to BCPO spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Ariel Pico, the violators were reported between March 15 and 21 by all 10 …

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Provincial employee nabbed for making false coronavirus claims

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March 24, 2020
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Suspect claimed a Pavia subdivision was ‘the next Italy’ An employee of the Iloilo provincial government was arrested over the weekend in Pavia’s Barangay Pandac for allegedly spreading “fake news” about the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Authorities identified the arrested as 51-year-old Adelbert Pedregosa of the said neighborhood. According to police, the suspect published a …

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Uncooperative subjects hamper Bacolod City contact tracing

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March 24, 2020
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Familiaran: They may be concerned about their businesses By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Contact tracing operations being conducted by the Bacolod City government have encountered a setback as some of the individuals who came in contact with the city’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, are refusing to cooperate. Vice Mayor El …

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Seniors, students barred from leaving home By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

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March 23, 2020
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Amid the ongoing threat from the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino issued an advisory over the weekend calling on local chief executives to bar senior citizens and students from leaving their homes. The policy was effective as of 3:00 p.m. yesterday. According to the advisory, with the Department …

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Treñas seeks end to discrimination against medical workers

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March 23, 2020
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In response to reports of medical workers being discriminated against in Iloilo City, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas called for an end to discrimination. “I have been receiving messages that our fellow Ilonggos, who are in the medical [field], are [being] discriminated [against],” the mayor said. “Buses reject them, karinderyas won’t sell to them, their landlords …

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NPA rejects ceasefire

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March 23, 2020
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After President Rodrigo Duterte earlier declared a unilateral ceasefire until April 15, including the suspension of offensive military operations against the New People’s Army (NPA), amid ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, local military officials announced their compliance with the government and called out the insurgent group for recently conducting attacks. “We are …

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Two confirmed coronavirus cases in the Western Visayas ‘

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March 23, 2020
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Patient No. 1’ arrived in Bacolod City on February 29 By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Western Visayas has recorded two confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19 in the region. Based on information released by the Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6), the first case was recorded late Friday evening in Bacolod City involving …

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