2 driver’s license ‘fixers’ nabbed

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April 10, 2021
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Two suspected driver’s license fixers were arrested around 9:00 a.m. yesterday in an entrapment operation in Barangay San Rafael, located in Iloilo City’s Mandurriao district. Authorities identified the suspects as 36-year-old Jessie Alipapa of Barangay Cabolo-an Sur, Oton, Iloilo and 49-year-old Endralyn Cuerdo of Barangay Calumpang in the city’s Molo district. The two were arrested …

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Boy, 6, drowns in Kabankalan river

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April 10, 2021
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A six-year-old boy drowned in a river at Sitio Overflow, Barangay Hilamonan in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental around 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 8. According to Kabankalan City police, the victim – whose name was withheld – was a resident of Sitio Bino in the city’s Barangay Orong. Without the knowledge of his parents, the …

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Comelec-Bacolod: Voter registration resumes on April 13

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April 10, 2021
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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Bacolod City will resume the voters’ registration on Tuesday, April 13. Comelec-Bacolod is currently closed after seven of its employees tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Despite the closure, Comelec officer Kathrina Trinio-Caña said they will continue to operate through a work-from-home scheme. She added that disinfection …

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Himamaylan mayor, vice mayor test positive for COVID-19

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April 10, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The mayor and vice mayor of Himamaylan City in Negros Occidental became the latest local chief executives to fall ill to coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Mayor Raymund Tongson said he and Vice Mayor Justin Gatuslao have received the results of their swab tests yesterday morning and both of them …

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Murcia mayor, 3 others positive for COVID-19

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April 9, 2021
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Town hall on lockdown since Tuesday By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Murcia Mayor Gerry Rojas, two Sangguniang Bayan (SB) members and a former SB member tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said the results were released Wednesday afternoon by the Provincial Molecular Laboratory at the Teresita Jalandoni …

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Lacson fully supports NNC’s ‘Tutok Kainan’ program

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April 9, 2021
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson committed to fully support the National Nutrition Council’s (NNC) Dietary Supplementation Program dubbed as “Tutok Kainan” and ensure its efficient and responsive implementation through effective local level actions. The governor made his commitment during the ceremonial kick off of the activity held at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City …

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105 Cauayan households on 2-week lockdown

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April 9, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least 105 households in two barangays in Negros Occidental’s Cauayan town were placed on “precautionary lockdown” due to a spike in coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, cases in the area. In an executive order signed by Cauayan Mayor John Rey Tabujara, he ordered a two-week lockdown for barangays Isio …

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700 Toboso households on lockdown

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April 8, 2021
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A total of 700 households in Barangay Bug-ang, Toboso, Negros Occidental were placed on lockdown for seven days by the local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) after nine residents tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Mayor Richard Jaojoco said the first to be infected was a personnel from the …

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Numbered helmets, high-tech measures vs criminalities eyed

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April 8, 2021
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The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) is eyeing numbered helmets as one of the measures to deter criminalities perpetrated by motorcycle-riding suspects in the city. The recommendation came from ICPO director, Police Col. Uldarico Garbanzos, following the killing of a 19-year old son of a town councilor by a motorcycle-riding suspect last April 3 in …

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Bacolod City alerts brgys as cases spike anew

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April 8, 2021
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The barangays remain to be the “main battleground” as Bacolod City courses its way through the sudden spike of COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks, according to Mayor Evelio Leonardia during a virtual meeting with city and barangay officials on Tuesday night. “You know the situation today, and I am sure you will act …

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