April 6, 2024

PHO logs 19 suspected pertussis cases

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN / CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Suspected cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Negros Occidental have increased to 19, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Girlie Pinongan disclosed yesterday. Pinongan reported that the ages of the persons infected by

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San Enrique MDRRMC recommends state of calamity

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Jilson Tubillara yesterday said the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council has recommended the declaration of a state of calamity in San Enrique, due to the drought which has already affected 6,000 households. Damage to

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Slain rebel linked to Moises Padilla murder

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspected New People’s Army rebel, who recently died in an armed encounter in Brgy. Quintin Remo, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, was linked to the death of a civilian in the same barangay last year, according

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P200K in shabu seized, 5 nabbed

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Five drug suspects, including a woman, are now locked up in jail, following separate arrests of April 3 and 4, in Negros Occidental, resulting in the confiscation of about P200,000 worth of suspected shabu. The buy

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SP commends Bacoleña for industry award in USA

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution commending and expressing warm congratulations to Ellen Joy Arigorat for being awarded as 2024 Changemaker in Health at the Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS) Conference 2024 in Orlando, Florida, USA, was approved by

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Chemists’ general assembly set

The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) – Bacolod Chapter will hold its general assembly and election of officers on April 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel, corner of Araneta and Roxas Streets, Bacolod

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The pursuit for unity

If we are truly with Christ, there is no doubt that despite our unavoidable differences and conflicts, we can still manage to achieve a certain unity. Christ gives us the way, the power and the grace to achieve this unity.

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Earthquake readiness

Ranked as the most disaster-prone country for 13 years, the Philippines also emerged as the ninth-most earthquake threatened nation worldwide, experiencing 581 quakes in 2023 alone, according to a study by Utility Bidder, a UK-based energy consultancy company. Among these

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‘Kalbaryo’ in Hinigaran

• ROGER D. BELTRAN Last week, communities around the world entered into the solemnity of Holy Week, a time of reflection, remembrance, and reverence for Christians worldwide. Among the myriad ways in which this sacred time is observed, religious and

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House optimistic for enhanced collaboration under Escudero

The leadership of the House of Representatives is looking forward to a “more harmonious” working relationship with the Senate under the stewardship of newly elected Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero, a press release from the House of Representatives said. In

Bacolod City earmarks Brgy Granada lot for BJMP

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has allocated a one hectare lot in Barangay Granada, for the transfer of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility, from Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City, after he personally witnessed the

Anti-mining alliance sets launch

In a significant effort to protect the Negros environment from further harm and massive resource extraction, the Negros Anti-Mining Alliance (NAMA) will hold its founding assembly and public launching on May 23 at the St. John Marie Vianney Hall, of

DA to push cloud seeding – guv

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Agriculture (DA) will push through with cloud seeding operations, as the rains being experienced in Western Visayas “is not very constant yet,” according to Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson. Lacson said he

VISCOM welcomes arrest warrants for 27 persons on financing terrorism

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Armed Forces of the Philippines Visayas Command welcomed the court’s issuance of arrest warrants to 27 personalities affiliated with the Community Empowerment Resource Network Inc. (CERNET), following the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decisive action in

Negrense U-11 football team wins CIS Friendship Cup

The Abanse Negrense Football Team Under 11 category earned another accolade by winning the CIS Friendship Cup 2024. The tournament, organized in partnership with Makati Football Club Cebu, SkyGo, and BPI, took place at Cebu International School on Saturday, May