Pontevedra kagawad killed by armed robber

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March 25, 2020
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A barangay kagawad in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental was killed Monday after he was shot by armed robber at a store located in the town’s Barangay Antipolo. Police identified the fatality as 45-year-old Edward Dominic Algara, a resident of the said barangay. Pontevedra municipal police chief, Police Captain Rhojn Darell Nigos, said an unidentified man entered …

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Kabankalan City nears 1,000 patients under monitoring

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March 25, 2020
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According to data recently released by the Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office, as of 3:00 p.m last Monday, March 23, Kabankalan City reported 978 patients under monitoring for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Following Kabankalan City were Cadiz City with 840 cases and Escalante City reporting 732. Among the 978 in Kabankalan City, 874 are …

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Quake detected near San Carlos City

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March 25, 2020
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A 2.0-magnitude earthquake was detected yesterday morning around 5:45 a.m. near San Carlos City. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the tremor’s epicenter was located 14 kilometers south of the city. A subsequent bulletin from the government agency indicated there were no damages as a result of the quake nor were there …

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NDF official recommends ceasefire

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March 25, 2020
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The National Democratic Front (NDF), the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines, has received a recommendation from their chief political consultant, Jose Maria Sison, to declare a ceasefire amid growing concerns over the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Based on Sison’s statement. which was forwarded by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros, …

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Bacolod City patient dies before receiving coronavirus test results

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March 25, 2020
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Tan: The patient had stage 4 cancer By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A patient under investigation for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, passed away in Bacolod City prior to receiving their test results. Bacolod City Inter-Agency Task Force Against Novel Coronavirus spokesperson, Dr. Grace Tan, identified the patient as a 60-year-old man with stage 4 …

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Bacolod City receives donated goods to combat the coronavirus

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March 24, 2020
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Both the Megaworld Corporation and Cristina Lee Dino Foundation donated goods to Bacolod City in order to combat the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. The two organizations provided rubbing alcohol, facemasks, goggles, gloves, and personal protective equipment. “We would like to extend our help to the people of Bacolod during this challenging time, especially to our …

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Quarantine evader may face charges

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March 24, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said the person under monitoring for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, who escaped from the quarantine facility at the Mambukal Mountain Resort last week may face charges. Felix Alejo, who was under a mandatory 14-day quarantine after he and 84 others were evacuated …

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Lab results pending for deceased San Carlos City patient under investigation

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March 24, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday clarified there are no laboratory results yet for the 74-year-old who died in San Carlos City while under investigation for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. The governor said test results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine have not yet arrived. The patient, who had …

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Governor urges Bacolod City to keep main highways open

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March 24, 2020
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  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson urged the Bacolod City government to keep the main highways open. “Even under the enhanced quarantine there are exemptions,” the governor explained. “Cargo should continue.” “One member of a household will be given a pass to buy food and medicines,” he added. The …

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SRA official seeks preventive measures against the coronavirus

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March 24, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) board member, Atty. Dino Yulo, recently advocated for planters’ groups and sugar mills and called for emergency protocols in light of the current situation surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. “We need to put preventive measures in place to avoid any scenario related to the spread …

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