Agri-production losses in Negros Oriental skyrocket to P229 million

Posted by watchmen
April 20, 2024
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  Crop damage and other agricultural production losses in Negros Oriental due to El Niño have reached more than P229 million. A report from the Department of Agriculture-Provincial Agriculture Technology Coordinating Office (DA-PATCO) showed that as of April 18, production loss in value was pegged at P229.881 million. This includes rice, corn, high-value crops, such as …

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DOJ says Teves counsel misleading public with ‘tampering’ allegations

Posted by watchmen
April 18, 2024
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  The Department of Justice (DOJ) refuted statements made by the defense counsel of ousted Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves, Jr. that prosecutors tampered with witnesses in the ongoing case of the murder of Governor Roel Degamo and nine others. “I can confirm that this statement is completely misleading,” DOJ Assistant Secretary Jose …

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Disaster council recommends state of calamity in Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
April 18, 2024
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  The Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) approved a resolution yesterday recommending Iloilo City under a state of calamity. “The council recommended to declare a state of calamity based on the data reported from the ground and at the same time from three different offices that helped validate the data on the …

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DepEd: No color prescribed for alternate uniforms of teachers, staff

Posted by watchmen
April 17, 2024
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The Department of Education (DepEd) said yesterday no particular color is prescribed for the alternate uniforms of teachers and non-teaching staff in all public schools nationwide. The agency’s response came following remarks that the new alternate uniforms resemble “campaign colors” during the 2022 polls. “Wala pong prescribed colors ng DepEd collared shirt. Any existing DepEd …

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Close to P80-M projects to boost water supply in Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
April 17, 2024
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  Water supply is expected to get a boost from P80 million worth of pipelaying projects covering 5,418 linear meters in Iloilo City. Metro Pacific Iloilo Water (MPIW) broke the ground for its three such projects and also inaugurated two completed projects yesterday. The projects aimed to improve water availability in its service areas, reach …

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Mayor seeks water security plan for Bacolod

Posted by watchmen
April 16, 2024
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  Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez on Monday asked the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) to submit a water security plan as he noted the failure of PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp., Baciwa’s joint venture agreement partner, to improve supply in the past four years. “I have communicated with Baciwa. I’m asking for a water security plan. …

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DepEd releases guide on alternate uniforms for teachers, school staff

Posted by watchmen
April 16, 2024
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  The Department of Education (DepEd) released on Monday the guidelines on alternate uniforms for both teaching and non-teaching personnel amid sweltering temperatures across the country. In a Facebook post, the DepEd announced that teachers and other staff can use select polo shirts as more comfortable uniforms when reporting to their workstations. According to the …

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Severed body parts owner identified

Posted by watchmen
April 13, 2024
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  By JEN BAYLON The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Bacolod City has finally identified the owner of the severed body parts recovered outside their office in March of this year. NBI-Bacolod chief Atty. Renoir Baldovino said the victim was identified as Baltazar Lamata, a resident of the city’s Barangay Pahanocoy. Baldovino said Lamata was confirmed …

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Iloilo City implements selective immunization vs. spread of pertussis

Posted by watchmen
April 13, 2024
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  The Iloilo City Health Office (CHO) has vaccinated 1,200 children as the outbreak response immunization (ORI) continues to stop the possible spread of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. “Currently, we conduct selective immunization because of the scarcity of vaccines. We saturate areas where there are positive cases of pertussis,” Dr. Jennifer T. Anceno, city …

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