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8 nabbed in Negros buy-bust

Eight persons, including a minor, were arrested by joint operatives in a drug den at San Juan Tunga, Barangay 5 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental Thursday afternoon. Their arrest came after the buy-bust conducted by personnel of the Philippine

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DOT mourns passing of Hofileña

The Department of Tourism conveyed its condolences to the family of Ramon Hofileña, the father of heritage conservation in Silay City, Negros Occidental. “The DOT acknowledges his great contribution to heritage preservation and cultural tourism, especially in his beloved hometown

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4 LGUs in WV sign deal on anti-poverty programs

Three local governments in Negros Occidental and one in Iloilo province yesterday entered into an agreement with the National Anti-Poverty Commission for the implementation of the Sambayanihan Serbisyong Sambayanan (3S) poverty reduction program. The towns of Moises Padilla, Murcia, and

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El Cid: Bacolod not likely to appeal GCQ-HR status

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The city government is not likely to appeal the General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restriction status from August 1 to 15, approved by President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday evening, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said yesterday.

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Negros to push for booster shots vs. Delta

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental will press for booster shots if the Covid-19 Delta variant endangers healthcare workers, provincial administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. This also developed as the Iloilo City government announced yesterday that

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79th IB gets commendation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command has conferred the Gawad Kalinaw plaque and campaign streamer on the 79th Infantry Battalion for the dismantling of the New People’s Army Northern Negros Front recently. Lt. Gen.

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Janssen jabs in demand in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The single dose Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine appears to be more popular in Negros Occidental, as more local government units have requested for additional supplies, on top of their daily allocations, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz

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Two suspects in shooting of pastor named

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspects in the shooting of a pastor on July 28 in Sitio Tabangka, Brgy. Tan-awan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, have been identified. The two suspects in the shooting of Abner Navarro, 58, pastor of the

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PH vaccine demand at 25M monthly

The government needs to scale up the monthly deliveries of up to 25 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to meet the demand for the country’s inoculation program. National Task Force Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said they

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Bacolod ERB resolves 10,199 voters applications

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod Election Registration Board resolved 10,199 voters’ applications, as of July 19, city Commission on Elections officer Kathrina Trinio-Caña said yesterday. Of the number, 222 were facing opposition but the complaints for 145 had

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Covid hits prov’l incident mgmt team head

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Incident Management Team head Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian again tested positive for Covid-19. Caelian said yesterday that he experienced fever on July 23, and this prompted him to isolate and undergo swab testing on Monday that

Petecio assured of medal; Rule bows out of Olympics

Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is now assured of at least an Olympic bronze medal after beating Yeni Arias of Colombia in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo yesterday. Despite an aggressive stance from Arias, Petecio landed

El Cid: Bacolod not likely to appeal GCQ-HR status

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The city government is not likely to appeal the General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restriction status from August 1 to 15, approved by President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday evening, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said yesterday.

House OKs bill on improved connectivity

The measure promoting open access in data transmission through fair and open competition earned overwhelming approval from the House of Representatives Wednesday. Two hundred lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill 8910, or the proposed Open Access in Data Transmission

4 LGUs in WV sign deal on anti-poverty programs

Three local governments in Negros Occidental and one in Iloilo province yesterday entered into an agreement with the National Anti-Poverty Commission for the implementation of the Sambayanihan Serbisyong Sambayanan (3S) poverty reduction program. The towns of Moises Padilla, Murcia, and

Turning 94

He’s done the complete trek in Compostela’s Camino de Santiago, being a full-fledged Brit, when he was in his 80s, survived a summer fire that ravaged his vineyard in Italy where he lords over a five-bedroom villa, gone through the