Earthquakes recorded in Negros Oriental

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March 26, 2020
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Two earthquakes were recorded in Negros Oriental yesterday morning. A 2.0-magnitude quake struck just north of Canlaon City at 12:16 a.m., while a 2.6-magnitude tremor was detected off the coast of Basay at 6:27 a.m. A subsequent Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) bulletin indicated there were no damages as a result of either …

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Remains of missing minor found in Ilog

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March 26, 2020
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The decomposed body of an eight-year-old girl, who went missing about three weeks ago, were found yesterday in a sugarcane plantation by cane cutters at Hacienda Palma in Ilog’s Barangay Andulauan. Ilog municipal police chief, Police Major John Ganzon, said, based on their investigation, they suspect the victim was raped as her underwear were placed …

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3 arrested for selling overpriced alcohol

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March 26, 2020
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Three people were arrested Tuesday afternoon after National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) officials conducted an entrapment operation at Lacson-Galo Streets in Bacolod City. Authorities identified the arrested as 45-year-old Nanette Cabiles, 27-year-old Mae Cortez, and 32-year-old Simmy Celeste, all of the city’s Barangay Tangub. NBI-Bacolod chief, Atty. …

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5,000 test kits set to arrive in the Western Visayas

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March 26, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya revealed 5,000 test kits for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, will arrive in the Western Visayas today. The delivery was made after members of the House of Representatives, including Gasataya, requested the Department of Health (DOH) to provide test kits for Western Visayas. …

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4 arrested in Iloilo City for violating social distancing rules

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March 25, 2020
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Four people were arrested Monday in Barangay Sta. Monica, located in Iloilo City’s City Proper district. Authorities identified the arrested as 40-year-old Joemarie Nemenzo, 32-year-old Ereneo Villanueva, 39-year-old Jeffrey Solinap, and 22-year-old Francisco Perez, all of the said neighborhood. The group was arrested after police caught them drinking along the roadside, a violation of Executive …

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Man falls into waterway in Iloilo City

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March 25, 2020
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A man fell into a waterway earlier this week in Barangay Rizal Pala-Pala, located in Iloilo City’s City Proper district. Authorities identified the victim as 20-year-old Joey Enriquez of the said neighborhood. According to police, he had been drinking with friends when he fell. He was eventually rescued and brought to the West Visayas State …

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PSA suspends frontline, online services

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March 25, 2020
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The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recently issued a public advisory where they announced the temporary suspension of services across the country. The advisory noted, frontline services, such as the processing of requests for various documents, will be closed until April 14. In addition, document application services with local government units and SM Business Centers will …

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Financial assistance disbursed to Iloilo farmers

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March 25, 2020
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P9,145,000 in cash assistance for Iloilo farmers from the Department of Agriculture-Region VI, the first batch of a total P232,580,000 that is expected to benefit 46,516 farmers, recently disbursed. The first and fifth legislative districts received their allocations on Monday; while the second, third, and fourth districts either received their amounts yesterday or will have …

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Flights to Cebu provided for tourists, foreign nationals in Negros Oriental

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March 25, 2020
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With cities and provinces across the country locked down due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, the US Embassy in the Philippines posted a bulletin from the Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City Provincial Tourism Offices informing tourists and foreign nationals that they are providing flights to Cebu City for those with confirmed flights …

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BCPO records decline in crime rate

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March 25, 2020
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The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday said the city’s crime rate is down with a 32 percent rating for March. BCPO spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Ariel Pico, attributed the low crime rate to the current implementation of a general quarantine and closure of Negros Occidental’s borders due to the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. According …

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