Military assists in unloading food packs

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March 27, 2020
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The Philippine Army 303rd Infantry Brigade, headed by Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, yesterday provided assistance in unloading food packs intended for families across Negros Occidental. Around 2,400 were unloaded and are set for distribution. The program, initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Region VI, seeks to provide relief for families affected by the coronavirus …

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Coronavirus test kits allocated for Bacolod City

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March 27, 2020
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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed his gratitude to Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) director, Dr. Marlyn Convocar, who announced they will be allocating test kits to the city. “Convocar said that the 5,000 test kits allocated for the Western Visayas will be sufficient for our immediate needs in the region,” he explained. According to …

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Vista Alegre resident shot

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March 27, 2020
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A 42-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday night after he was reportedly shot near his home in Bacolod City’s Barangay Vista Alegre. Police identified the victim as Romeo Dorimon, a resident of the neighborhood’s Purok Angela Hills. Based on investigations carried out by Police Station 7 (PS7), the gunman, identified as 35-year-old Jimboy Lantape, broke into …

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Bacolod City prepares quarantine centers

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March 27, 2020
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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Department of Public Services head Nelson Sedillo recently observed the ongoing clean-up at South Hills Academy in the city’s Barangay Alijis, which will serve as a quarantine center for persons under monitoring. The facility, which consists of 17 rooms, is expected to be operational within the week. The mayor …

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Provincial gov’t preparing 25,000 food packs

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March 27, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government is currently preparing 25,000 food packs, which provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said are primarily intended for those affected by work stoppage, particularly in the public transportation sector. Afterwards, they will be distributed to low-income households and beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, or …

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Man struck by stone in Cabatuan

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March 26, 2020
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A man was arrested Tuesday in Cabatuan’s Barangay Calawagan for striking a man with a stone. Authorities identified the assailant as 30-year-old Rasmol Mamon of the said neighborhood. According to police, the suspect and a certain Owe Dago were drinking when a heated argument ensued. Dago reportedly tried to slash the suspect, who defended himself …

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2 PUIs die at Negros Oriental prov’l hospital

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March 26, 2020
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Two females classified as patients under investigation (PUIs) for the coronavirus disease 2019, or Covid-19, died yesterday afternoon at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH). Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Liland Estacion confirmed that the patients died while in isolation at the NOPH after they were transferred from the Bindoy District Hospital for other “pre-existing …

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Wanted brothers nabbed in Capiz

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March 26, 2020
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Three brothers were arrested yesterday in Barangay Libertad, located in Tapaz, Capiz. Authorities identified the arrested as 38-year-old Ronald Bonite, 36-year-old Gerald Bonite, and 32-year-old Jobby Bonite, all of the said neighborhood. The three had outstanding warrants issued by Judge Ronald Melliza of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court on charges of discharging a firearm. The …

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Dedicated coronavirus hospital in Iloilo City

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March 26, 2020
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A memorandum of agreement was recently signed naming the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Iloilo City’s Mandurriao district as the dedicated facility for confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, in the Western Visayas. “In anticipation [for] the possible growth of Covid-19 patients, there is a need to establish an initial protocol for …

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