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PH Covid-19 cases now 52K

The country’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections continue to rise, with the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday reporting another four-digit increase bringing the country’s total number of active cases at 52,914.

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Southern Negros to get lab

A molecular laboratory with the capacity to conduct 1,000 COVID-19 tests a day is set to rise in southern Negros Occidental, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday.

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10 brgy officials face raps

The barangay captain and nine other officials of Mansilingan in Bacolod City were charged for alleged irregularities in the selection of Social Amelioration Program cash grant recipients during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday.

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P22 million released to 286 MSEs

The Small Business (SB) Corp. already released P22 million to 286 micro and small enterprises (MSEs), including seven from Western Visayas, under the Covid-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (Cares) program, as of July 8.

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NO WATER. An employee of Baciwa-Primewater replacing the 12″ diameter valve in Handumanan that resulted in water service interruption affecting more than 30 areas in Bacolod City starting yesterday morning* Baciwa-Primewater FB photo

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Negros Occidental to adopt ICT apps of provincial scholars

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The Madwoman of Taliwood

That’s how I affectionately call world-renowned concert pianist Leonor Kilayko. I grew up hearing about her grand concerts in Manila and abroad, reading about it in the national newspapers only. She seemed so distant and unapproachable, continuing her training in