Iloilo City set to implement curfew

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March 18, 2020
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The Iloilo City Sangguniang Panlungsod yesterday passed an ordinance enacting a curfew over the city due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. However, according to Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, the curfew will not be imposed until it is signed and an accompanying executive order is issued. The ordinance notes, once …

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Official statement on BDO employee with Covid-19

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March 18, 2020
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BDO received reports that an employee from one of our operational offices in San Juan City, Metro Manila has tested positive for Covid-19. The employee did self-quarantine on March 10. However, the bank was informed of the confirmation on March 16. All employees within the contact trace of the affected individual are now under self-quarantine. …

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DILG rejects request for elevated walkway at NOHS

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March 18, 2020
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In response to a request for an elevated walkway across Araneta Street in front of Negros Occidental High School (NOHS), Department of the Interior and Local Government-Office of Project Development Services (DILG-OPDS) Director IV Rolyn Zambales said in a letter to Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, “We regret to inform you that we …

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Locally-deployed military yet to receive ‘truce order’

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March 18, 2020
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Despite President Rodrigo Duterte earlier requesting a truce order amid the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, the Philippine Army 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) said they have yet to receive an order to suspend combat operations. In the meantime, the 303IB said they have assigned personnel to assist police in conducting law enforcement …

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Mambukal faces temporary closure

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March 18, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday revealed the Mambukal Mountain Resort in Murcia, which is owned and operated by the provincial government, may be closed temporarily due to financial losses amid ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. After the resort reportedly lost P900,000 in booking cancellations over …

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Guimaras imposes entry restrictions

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March 17, 2020
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In response to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, the Guimaras provincial government imposed restrictions on individuals entering the island-province. Governor Samuel T. Gumarin’s Executive Order No. 34, which prohibits entry onto the island, became effective as of 12:01 a.m. this morning. However, healthcare workers, authorized government officials or personnel, those travelling for …

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Wanted NPA insurgents captured in Antique

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March 17, 2020
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Two wanted New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents were recently captured following police operations in Valderama, Antique. Authorities identified the arrested as 67-year-old Alfredo Alarcon of the town’s Barangay Cansilayan, who serves as an NPA-Southern Front Committee sub-leader; alongside 64-year-old Tobias Jurada of the municipality’s Barangay Ubos. According to Police Regional Office-6 spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel …

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Iloilo City considering a curfew

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March 17, 2020
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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas revealed he has requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod to have an ordinance prepared in the event a curfew becomes necessary in the city. He explained, such a measure would be imposed if the number of persons under monitoring or patients under investigation for the coronavirus disease, of Covid-19, increases significantly …

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Cockfighting suspended nationwide

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March 17, 2020
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The Philippine National Police (PNP) issued an order suspending all cockfighting activity across the country for one month due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, of Covid-19. According to Resolution No. 11, Series of 2020, the suspension comes as the alert level was raised to Code Red Sub-Level 2. Police Regional Office-6 spokesperson, Police …

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Winners declared in first round of Ceneco elections

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March 17, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) conducted the first batch of district elections over the weekend. The jurisdictions visiting the polls included District I, or Bacolod North, which services Barangays 1 to 7, Bata, Banago, and Mandalagan; along with District VI (Bago City) and District IX (Silay City). District …

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