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5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests

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Five Negrense overseas workers have been quarantined for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) infection but two so far have been found negative for the disease, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Negros Occidental provincial health officer, said on Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH sugar industry to survive, says exec

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“We are not afraid of 2015, we are confident that the Philippine sugar industry will survive,” Francisco Varua, president of Philippine Sugar Millers Association and Philippine Sugar Research Institute (Philsurin), said on Monday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

4 killed, 33 injured as 2 buses collide in Negros Occidental town

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Four persons were killed and 33 were injured when two buses collided on Rizal Street, Sitio Ipil, Barangay (village) Pilar, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, at about 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Senior Superintendent Milko Lirazan, Negros Occidental police director, said.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 kids killed, grandmother hurt in Bacolod City fire

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Three children were killed while their grandmother was injured in a fire that hit six houses in Barangay (village) Handumanan, Bacolod City, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boats given to Leyte, Iloilo fishers who survived Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It looks like good fishing is ahead for 230 fishermen in the typhoon-hit areas of Leyte and Iloilo, who received fiberglass bancas from the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC).

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Group seeks P300 monthly increase in pay of domestic helpers

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A workers’ group is calling for an increase in the salary of domestic helpers in Western Visayas by P10 a day, or P300 a month.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Puentevella says he’s confident of acquittal

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Facing trial for a graft case over a computerization project funded by pork barrel but which was found to be overpriced, Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella said he is confident of acquittal and would continue to pursue projects for his city.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Man tagged as NPA official arrested in Negros Occidental

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An alleged high-ranking official of the New People’s Army was arrested by the government troops at about 5 a.m, Tuesday, in Barangay (village) Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Farm animals in Negros dying due to cold spell, local vet says

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THE AGOS Ram Pump, now up and running at Barangay Pandanon, Don Salvador Benedicto town in Negros Occidental, is the 13th facility turned over by the Coca-Cola Foundation. This pump will provide clean, potable water to 291 households. Contributed photo

The unusual cold experienced in 12 towns and cities in Negros Occidental has caused the death of 113 farm animals worth a total of P912,290, provincial veterinarian Renante Decena said Monday.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Counseling sessions ordered following Negros school shooting

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An official of the Department of Education official has ordered more counseling sessions for teachers and pupils of an elementary school in the town of Pontevedra in Negros Occidental following the recent shooting to death of two teachers at the campus.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Wage hike freeze in Western Visayas hit

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The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in Negros Occidental on Thursday said it was strongly opposing the moratorium on the implementation of the P10 wage increase in areas of Western Visayas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan).

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aid in Bantayan: Tough; Kids smiling: Priceless

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CHILDREN in Bantayan Island having fun with their favorite donations—balls given by Bantayan 3500 volunteers. EDWIN VICENCIO/CONTRIBUTOR

The rewards of helping cannot be underestimated or measured but these are quickly felt, according to a group of volunteers who went on an aid mission in a Cebu area that was hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Negros Occ. to import chicks from Manila

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The Negros Occidental provincial government is importing chicks from Manila as a long-term solution to the egg and chicken shortage that hit the province following Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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