Brothers nabbed for murder in Sagay City

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September 14, 2020
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Two brothers facing murder charges were arrested around 12:05 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, at Sitio Manatad in Sagay City’s Barangay Lopez Jaena. Police identified the suspects as 38-year-old Adonis Celeste alias ‘Adonnie’ and 35-year-old Dominic alias ‘RJ Sueño’ of Purok Manuela in Barangay Lopez Jaena. Sagay City police OIC chief, Police Major Albert Sy, …

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DPWH to build 109 Covid facilities for Bacolod

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September 14, 2020
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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, the “chief isolation czar” of the National Inter-Agency Task Force, had announced that they are ramping up construction of healthcare facilities to support urgent needs created by the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in Bacolod City. These projects will be overseen by the Task Force …

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Toboso launches relief ops for town residents stuck in Bacolod

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September 14, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Toboso municipal government has again launched relief operations for Toboseños working in Bacolod City that reverted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting September 8. Mayor Richard Jaojoco said they are targeting  at least 300 Toboseños trapped in the city. “If there is more we will expand our relief …

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Roque wants staggered visits in cemeteries for Undas

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September 14, 2020
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Iloilo City to close cemeteries from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2  People should be allowed to visit their departed loved ones in cemeteries during the Undas holidays but in a staggered manner, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque said he will introduce the proposal to members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management …

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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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