February 18, 2021

Buy biomedical refrigerators, LGUs urged

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, encouraged yesterday local government units, especially the cities, to purchase biomedical refrigerators for the vaccines that are coming. Tumimbang also called on LGUs to identify the vaccination sites,

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Man kills wife

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Jealousy led a husband to kill his wife, using a hammer, in Sitio Lucay 2, Brgy. Camingawan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental on Tuesday, the police said. The suspect, identified as Saler Laurente, 44, surrendered to a

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No raps vs. Negrense couple

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacon brushed aside negative comments in the social media and stood pat yesterday on his decision to forgive a Negrense couple, who admitted their mistakes of violating Covid-19 health protocols, as

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Photo of the Day

INSPECTION. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (left) inspected yesterday the molecular laboratory in the provincial government-run Valladolid District Hospital, that is set to operate soon and expected to run 1,000 Covid-19 tests per day* Capitol PIO photo

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Meat prices stable: PVO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Meat prices in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, are now stable and even started to decrease after three weeks of surge, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday. Decena said the shipment of pork outside Negros

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1-year-old boy dies of dengue

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III       Dengue hemorrhagic fever claimed the life of a one-year-old boy from Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod, the first ever recorded casualty of the disease this year, acting City Health Officer, Dr. Edwin Miraflor, told the DAILY STAR

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Driver killed in freak accident

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A tricycle driver died when he figured in a freak accident in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City past 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police Station 5 commander, P/Lt. Melchor Tolentino, identified the fatality as Jose Ronnie Ruel Jr.,

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12 NegOcc brgys among 29 drug-cleared in WV

An additional 29 barangays in Western Visayas, including 12 from Negros Occidental, were declared cleared from illegal drugs by the Regional Oversight Committee on Dangerous Drugs, in a deliberation held in Leganes, Iloilo, yesterday. These include barangays Pantao in Calatrava,

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When we commit mistakes

We all commit mistakes. That’s an undeniable fact of life. They can vary from small to big, minor to major, something just mechanical or typographical to something mortally spiritual and immoral. They can simply be accidental or maliciously intentional. This

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9 yield over P220K in ‘shabu’ in Bacolod ops

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New waste collection sked pushed

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Negros electricity rates up

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No raps vs. Negrense couple

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacon brushed aside negative comments in the social media and stood pat yesterday on his decision to forgive a Negrense couple, who admitted their mistakes of violating Covid-19 health protocols, as

Safety last

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