303IB deploys personnel to monitor the border

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March 19, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga With Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson earlier issuing an executive order closing the province’s borders, ports, and airports in an effort to combat the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, the Philippine Army 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) has deployed personnel across the province in order to monitor the border. “The army …

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PDEA-6 credits Covid-19 for diminishing the local drug trade

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March 19, 2020
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Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region VI (PDEA-6) Director Alex Tablate said the recent decline in the illegal drug trade is due to fears of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. “The drug trade really declined due to Covid-19,” the PDEA-6 official explained. “Kasi wala silang buyers dahil nag-stay sa bahay ang mga buyers and users (Dealers have …

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Equipment shortages continue at local hospitals

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March 19, 2020
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DOH-6: There is a global shortage Hospitals across the Western Visayas, particularly in Iloilo, continue to face equipment shortages, including masks and personal protective equipment, amid ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. In response, Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) focal person on Covid-19, Dr. Jane Juanico, said there is a “global shortage.” “May …

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Iloilo City lockdown under consideration

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March 19, 2020
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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas announced the city government is considering a lockdown of the city as a proactive measure against the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. “With the increasing number of PUIs (patients under investigation) we have in the city, we need to act fast,” the mayor posted on social media. “We need to …

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Bacolod City quarantine rules, regulations released

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March 18, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday issued an executive order releasing the implementing rules and regulations on enforcing the city’s general community quarantine. Based on the copy of the order forwarded by the city government, movement within the city will be limited to accessing basic necessities and work only, medical …

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Ceres halts inter-provincial routes

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March 18, 2020
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In response to an appeal by Negros Occidental provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, calling on corporations to cooperate with ongoing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease, of Covid-19, Vallacar Transit Inc., operator of the Ceres bus liner, released a statement announcing the company would no longer service inter-provincial routes including trips to …

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15 intercepted in Cauayan for violating border controls

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March 18, 2020
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At least 15 individuals from Antique were intercepted yesterday morning in Cauayan after allegedly violating border controls imposed by the Negros Occidental provincial government. Philippine Coast Guard-Negros Occidental (PCG-Negros Occidental) chief, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin, said personnel from the PCG sub-station in Cauayan made the apprehensions while conducting shore patrols. Based on a list issued …

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Returning Negros Occidental residents allowed entry

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March 18, 2020
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After Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson ordered the closure of the province’s borders, ports, and airports until April 14 due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, of Covid-19, provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said the provincial government will allow entry to residents of the province returning home from other places as long as …

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Community quarantine underway in Bacolod City

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March 17, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga With Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia issuing Executive Order No. 21 over the weekend, which immediately placed the city under a general community quarantine where all land, air and sea travel to and from the city is restricted, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday began enforcing a lockdown across …

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Negros Occidental seals borders

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March 17, 2020
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson ordered the immediate closure of borders, ports, and airports across the province until April 14. The governor issued Executive Order No. 20-15 over the weekend, declaring all three entry points closed for at least one month in order to insulate the province from the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. The …

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