Man shot in the City Proper district

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March 16, 2020
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A man was shot yesterday in Barangay Veterans Village, located in Iloilo City’s City Proper district. Authorities identified the victim as Jobo Gallantes of the said barangay, who is currently confined at St. Paul’s Hospital Iloilo. According to police, the incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. after the victim told the suspect, identified as Jerry Noquera …

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Jaro police encounter difficulties with probe into murdered ex-con

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March 16, 2020
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The Jaro Police Station has encountered difficulties while investigating last Friday’s killing of 49-year-old Eljun Ledesma, a San Isidro resident and former convict who was jailed on drug charges. According to local police chief, Police Captain Eduardo Siacon, they have “no idea” why he was killed. The fatality was killed while riding a tricycle driven …

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Iloilo City suspends ‘non-essential’ entries

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March 16, 2020
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  Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas issued an executive order suspending non-essential entry into the city. Non-essential entry includes those entering via ferry service or Roll-On/Roll-Off; along with those who are “immunocompromised,” or having an impaired immune system; The order runs until April 14. …

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Community support caravan visits San Carlos City

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March 16, 2020
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  The Retooled Community Support Program Caravan of Services visited San Carlos City last month. The event, which was initiated by the San Carlos City government, City Health Office, among others, stopped by Barangays Buluangan, Nataban, and Guadalupe. During the event, basic government services were provided for local residents. “The Retooled Community Support Program is …

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Tricycle driver shot dead in Santa Barbara

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March 16, 2020
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‘Love triangle’ believed to be a motive A tricycle driver was shot dead over the weekend by riding-in-tandem suspects in Santa Barbara’s Barangay Pal-agon. Authorities identified the fatality as 54-year-old Victorino Soquitoso of Pavia’s Barangay Amparo. According to Santa Barbara Municipal Police Station chief, Police Major Raymond Celoso, the incident occurred at 6:40 p.m. on …

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Ferry passengers from Manila quarantined

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March 16, 2020
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Around 894 passengers of a ferry originating from Manila were placed under monitoring for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, and quarantined over the weekend following their arrival at Bacolod City’s Bredco Port. Philippine Coast Guard-Negros Occidental chief, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin, said the passengers in question were immediately met by their personnel, along with health …

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Local dioceses suspend services

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March 16, 2020
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The dioceses of Bacolod, San Carlos, and Kabankalan have suspended Sunday and daily worship services following concerns over the local spread of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Based on a statement issued by Diocese of Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon, the decision was made in light of the government declaring a public health emergency, in addition …

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Tayasan councilor with Covid-19 dies

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March 16, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A municipal councilor for Tayasan, Negros Oriental became the ninth fatality of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, in the Philippines. Negros Oriental public information officer Bimbo Miraflor said the town official, identified as PH39 by the Department of Health (DOH), died at 11:09 a.m. at the Silliman University Medical Center …

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Cebu football tournament postponed

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March 14, 2020
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The Philam Vitality Kampeon Cup, which was scheduled to take place this weekend at the Dynamic Herb-Borromeo Sports Complex in Talisay City, Cebu, was postponed due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. “Due to unfortunate circumstances surrounding the wide spread of Covid-19 in the country, the 7s Football League is announcing the …

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