January 15, 2022

Alert Level 3 for Negros Island

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two Negros provinces have been added by the Inter Agency Task Force to areas in the country that were placed under Alert Level 3 due to increasing COVID-19 positive cases. The Department of Health-Western Visayas

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Typhoon Odette damages P2.6B in Kabankalan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Kabankalan City, which was devastated by typhoon Odette in December last year, suffered P2.6 billion in damages to both infrastructure and agricultural crops. Elbert Javellana, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer of Kabankalan City, in his

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Cadiz vaccinates 83% of target population

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Cadiz City has already vaccinated 83.75 percent of its targeted population, disclosed Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. City Health records show that 88,331 of its 113,093 target population are now fully vaccinated. Escalante said they only need

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Bacolod Alert Level 3 guidelines set

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order No. 2 placing Bacolod City under Alert Level 3 per the systems guidelines for Covid-19 response from January 14 to 31. The order provides that intrazonal and interzonal movement

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Two killed by wayward truck

The 10-wheeler cargo truck that fell on its side after hitting a house along the national highway of Pontevedra town. Two persons were killed in the Jan. 14 incident.* PNP photo

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NPC elections today

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Negros Press Club will hold the election of its new set of officers for 2022 to 2012 at the NPC Media Center in Bacolod City today. Voting will start at 1 p.m. and will end

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Risks

The latest Global Risk Report of the Geneva-based World Economic Forum sees climate risks and economic stagnation as the top global concerns as the world enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. WEF refers to “global risk” as the

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