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DA assures stable fish supply amid typhoons

            The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has assured stable supply of fish until yearend despite the series of typhoons that hit the fisheries sector.             DA Undersecretary for Agri-Industrialization and for Fisheries, Cheryl Caballero, in a

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2 additional fiber landing stations eyed

            PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart will ramp up broadband and data services by adding two more fiber cable landing stations in the country next year.             In a statement, PLDT chairman and chief executive officer, Manuel Pangilinan, said

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Tropang Giga, Fuel Masters clash in deciding Game 5

            TNT seemingly caught Phoenix Super LPG by surprise their last time out.             The question of whether the Tropang Giga could continue to take the Fuel Masters off-guard or the latter would be more ready would be known tonight

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Hit show sparks chess frenzy

            Hit miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit” has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies reporting unprecedented demand.             Netflix said the show, which follows the turbulent career of

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Football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60

            Football legend Diego Armando Maradona died Wednesday, suffering cardiac arrest at home in Tigre, Argentina. He was 60.             The Argentine football legend underwent successful surgery on November 4 for a blood clot in his brain, his doctor Leopoldo

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‘Tis the season

Despite dire and urgent warnings from health authorities and doctors, millions of Americans are expected to have traveled and gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. This raises the possibility of a “surge superimposed on a surge”, in the words

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EOC to pregnant women: Have prenatal checkups

            The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center Task Force (EOC-TF) is encouraging pregnant women to undergo prenatal checkups.             In advising pregnant women to be “vigilant,” EOC-TF One Hospital Command Center (OHCC) administrative officer, Dr. Claire Capiral, stressed that prenatal

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Magikland continues weekend operations

            Magikland in Silay City, Negros Occidental, the first outdoor theme park in Western Visayas, yesterday assured the public that it will continue to open all weekends of November, December this year and beyond, after its issuance of accreditation to

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Simbang Gabi in chapels limited to 30%

            The celebration of Simbang Gabi (pre-dawn Masses) for the Christmas season would be limited to 30-percent capacity in chapels inside police camps in the country.             “As for Misa de Gallo (Spanish term for pre-dawn Masses), it should also

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Surveillance testing set for food delivery drivers

            The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of Bacolod City is scheduled to conduct surveillance testing for the transport sector on November 28 to 30, as part of its ongoing mass testing to contain the spread of Covid-19.             EOC executive

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The Fifth Loaf

Today’s gospel narrative continues that of last Sunday’s wherein Jesus is met by a vast crowd as he and his disciples reach the other side of the lake. Mark comments that Jesus’ heart is moved with pity at the sight,

Guv: Duterte pleased with ELCAC gains

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the last State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte revealed his hopes upon his assumption of office, the achievements of his administration, the challenges during his term,

BQMH breaks ground for hospital extension

Mayor Evelio Leonardia (center) joins Dr. Evangeline Johnson, BQMH chief executive officer and president, and other hospital officials at the groundbreaking ceremony for its six-storey extension in Bacolod City yesterday*

Bago farmers get machines

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson turned over farm mechanization equipment, worth a total of P3,920,000, to the Calumangan Integrated Farmers and Farm Workers Association in Brgy. Calumangan, Bago City, yesterday. The farmer-association received a tractor, rice planter, and harvester,

Youlink community channel on

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Youlink Community channel and the Youlink.store were officially launched Friday at the Good Shepherd Training Center in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City. Executive producer and creative director Edu Pillora of YCC said the channel is

Virtual disaster preparedness caravan brought to Visayas

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. has equipped over a thousand participants from the Visayas with safety and emergency response tips in the second run of the #SafePH disaster preparedness virtual caravan. “The #SafePH caravan is our way of