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4 soldiers awarded gallantry medals

            Four enlisted personnel of the 11th Infantry Battalion were awarded with Gold Cross Medals for gallantry in action Thursday, in connection with the campaign against the New People’s Army in Negros Oriental.             Negrense Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, commanding

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More Negrense centenarians receive P100K in financial aid

            Thirteen more Negrense centenarians received P100,000 each in a door-to-door distribution of cash assistance, led by Gov. Eugenio Lacson in the cities of Bago, Himamaylan, and Kabankalan, and the municipalities of Hinigaran and Ilog on Nov. 25.             The

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Bridges and walls, unity in diversity

          We are meant to love everyone, even including our enemies.           Christ said so. He even offered forgiveness to those who crucified him. And that’s simply because, irrespective of how we are individually and among each other, we are

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Comelec offers online facility for registrants

            The Commission on Elections said voter applicants can use its online registration facility to help them register for the May 2022 national and local elections.             According to the poll body, applicants may register by accomplishing forms thru iRehistro

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Do not withhold Covid info, residents told

            Persons withholding information that could help prevent the spread of Covid-19 will face fines and jail terms in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.             The warning was issued by Dr. Wilmer Yap, Emergency Operations Center incident commander, in response

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Sagay policeman dies in ‘accidental firing’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN             An intelligence police operative died due to an alleged “accidental firing” in Barangay Zone 4, Cadiz City in Negros Occidental on Thursday night.             Lt. Col. Robert Mansueto, Cadiz City police chief, yesterday identified the

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Quarantine meandering

          One of the saddest scenes I have seen on TV lately was that of a newly built cemetery said to have been set up especially for victims of COVID. The place was very green, very fresh  and seemed to

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Rice sector to get biggest chunk of DA’s budget

            The rice sector will remain the priority of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) modernization and industrialization programs next year.             This, after the Senate voted 22-0 to approve the proposed P4.5 trillion national budget for 2021 on successive second

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Investing in fisheries

          The World Bank will extend a $220 million loan to the Philippines next year to enhance the country’s marine resource management by controlling the harvest in some of its fishing grounds while also supporting livelihoods.           The Fisheries and

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Flood damage reaches nearly P60-M: official

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Losses in the agro-fisheries and livestock industries in Negros Occidental due to severe flooding on Jan. 1 and Jan. 9 have reached nearly P60 million. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday that losses to rice

Bacolod to join MR OPV vaccination

Bacolod City will join the regionwide launching of Measles-Rubella Oral Polio Vaccine (MR OPV) supplemental immunization activity campaign on Feb. 1. The simultaneous kickoff activity will start at 9:30 a.m. in the city and provincial health offices, that will feature

Bacolod acts to avert entry of Covid variant

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Stricter protocols will be implemented in Bacolod City, especially after health authorities have confirmed that the mutated variant of coronavirus disease 2019 has already entered the Philippines. Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data

Strict biosecurity needed versus ASF

An official of the Bank of the Philippine Islands said the country needs to improve its risk management standards and sustainability measures so hog raisers can survive and thrive amid the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak. “ASF has already taken

Olympic swimming medalist charged over riot in Capitol

US Olympic swimming gold medalist Klete Keller was charged by the Justice Department Wednesday with participating in the January 6 attack on Congress by supporters of President Donald Trump. Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered

2 more NegOcc towns buying vaccines

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite limited budgets, mayors of two northern Negros Occidental municipalities are planning to allot funds for the purchase of vaccines against Covid for their constituents. EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday that they can afford