Phil. Army, PNP to reinforce Bacolod’s contact tracers

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September 14, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Faced with a recent surge in coronavirus cases, Bacolod City finds an ally in the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Occidental that will send personnel to reinforce the city’s Covid-19 contact tracers. The Negros island-based 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army will send two teams …

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Yanson matriarch recovers from Covid-19

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September 14, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Olivia Yanson, matriarch of the Yanson clan that operates Yanson Group of Bus Companies and Vallacar Transit Inc., has recovered from the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, and has been discharged from the hospital. Ginnette Yanson-Dumancas posted a picture of her mother being wheelchaired out of the St. Luke’s Medical Center …

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2 NegOcc hospitals boost Covid-19 bed capacity

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September 14, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to the rising coronavirus disease 2019, or Covid-19, cases, the provincial government of Negros Occidental has increased patient capacity in its two district hospitals to a total of 160 beds. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently designated the Valladolid District Hospital as the province’s second hospital dedicated to Covid-19 …

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Tatak Kalamay seeks ‘ease-of-travel’ protocols

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September 9, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga With the milling season officially opened, local sugar group Tatak Kalamay (TK) is asking all local government units in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, to provide travel protocols that will not hamper the movement of sugar cane trucks from farms to mills throughout the province. In a recent online dialogue …

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Lacson back to work after testing negative for Covid-19

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September 9, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After testing negative for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is now back to work at the provincial capitol Monday morning. Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, said that Lacson and 34 of his staff at the Office of the Governor were swabbed last Sunday and …

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Drug offender arrested in Manapla

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September 9, 2020
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A drug offender was arrested around 8:30 a.m. yesterday in Manapla town’s Barangay 2. Manapla Police Station OIC chief, Police Captain Jaynick Bermudez, identified the suspect as 18-year-old Carl Dulos Allen of the town’s Barangay Punta Mesa. Police served the suspect an arrest warrant for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of RA 9165, or …

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NOPPO monitoring social media for quarantine violators

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September 9, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The anti-cyber crime unit of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) has started monitoring social media posts for quarantine violators such as those hosting mass gatherings. NOPPO Assistant Public Information Officer, Police Lt. Wilma Silva, said they will check the photos being posted online and they will immediately make …

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Bacolod City forms EOC Task Force

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September 9, 2020
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A task force that will “synchronize and harmonize” all data and activities geared towards containing the spread of Covid-19 in Bacolod City has now been organized. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Task Force was created pursuant to Executive Order No. 59 issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia on September 3, upon the recommendation of retired Major …

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Talisay City gov’t job hire nabbed in drug bust

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September 7, 2020
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A job hire of the Talisay City government was arrested following a buy-bust operation around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday at Hacienda Carmen in the city’s Barangay Dos Hermanas. Police Captain Julius Caesar Colado of the Talisay City police identified the suspect as 38-year-old Hernando Posadas, Jr. alias “JR” of the said neighborhood. Law enforcement officials …

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