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Bacolod gets new acting election officer

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Commission on Elections VI has designated Sipalay Election Officer Adrian Arellano as acting election officer of Bacolod City from Sept. 21 to 25. Arellano was directed by Wilfredo Jay Balisado, Comelec regional director, to replace

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Javi declares bid for Victorias mayoralty post

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Movie actor and television personality Javier “Javi” Benitez, son of former Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez, formally declared yesterday his bid for the mayoralty post of Victorias City in Negros Occidental. “I will be running for

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Lizares COVID-19 positive, too

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares announced yesterday that he was also tested positive for COVID-19, making him the second mayor who attended the Love Negros fellowship on Sept. 18 to be infected by the virus. Lizares

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PowerWatch opposing Ceneco AGMA

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. is opposing the holding of the 43rd Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative on September 25 for possible violation of existing health and safety protocols

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3ID facing two threats in Visayas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, newly-installed Army’s 3rd Infantry Division commander, yesterday encouraged the support of various stakeholders in the fight against the New People’s Army and the COVID-19 pandemic. “We should face both squarely. We should

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Reso filed to address healthcare workers’ plight

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution requesting Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia to look into the plight of professional healthcare frontliners in Bacolod City to avert an imminent breakdown of the city’s healthcare services, was proposed by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr.

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DOH6 upgrades NegOcc to Alert Level 4

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With continuous upsurge in COVID-19 active cases, the Department of Health Western Visayas has raised Negros Occidental to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 status, including Bacolod City. The classification, according to DOH-Western Visayas Center for Health and

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Solons request inquiry into power rates

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Five solons in Western Visayas have authored a resolution requesting for an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the increase in electric rates of electric cooperatives in Negros and Iloilo. Resolution No. 2206 authored by Reps.

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Schools are opening!

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Reso filed to address healthcare workers’ plight

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution requesting Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia to look into the plight of professional healthcare frontliners in Bacolod City to avert an imminent breakdown of the city’s healthcare services, was proposed by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr.

Solons request inquiry into power rates

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Five solons in Western Visayas have authored a resolution requesting for an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the increase in electric rates of electric cooperatives in Negros and Iloilo. Resolution No. 2206 authored by Reps.