According to Gov. Florencio Miraflores, obtaining a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine will test faster the samples of the coronavirus disease 2019 patients in Aklan. He added that he already discussed the plan with Department of Health Region 6 director Dr. Marlyn Convocar and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. BOY RYANZ ZABAL/PN

Aklan eyes COVID-19 testing machine

KALIBO, Aklan – The provincial government here is eyeing for a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine for the faster testing of samples...
Western Visayas police director Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan (left) gives boxes of face masks and fruits to Dumarao chief of police Larnel Frial, which are to be used by personnel who conduct checkpoint at the border of Iloilo and Capiz provinces in Barangay Aglalana, Dumarao, Capiz on March 23. PIA

WV police chief reminds personnel of their health

ROXAS City – The regional police director in Western Visayas has reminded his personnel to take good care of their health.
Employees of the local government unit of Caluya, Antique disinfect their municipal hall as one of the preventive measures against the coronavirus disease 2019. MUNICIPALITY OF CALUYA

Antique under ‘enhanced’ community quarantine

SAN JOSE, Antique – This province has been placed under enhanced community quarantine in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease...

4 more Antique PUIs discharged

SAN JOSE, Antique – Four more patients under investigation (PUIs) in this province were discharged on March 23 after their laboratory results for the...
Personnel of the Kalibo Municipal police station implement strict curfew hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its Area of Responsibility on March 21. This is one the measures of its municipal government in suppressing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. PNP KALIBO

Aklan put under ‘enhanced’ community quarantine

KALIBO, Aklan – In a bid to suppress the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the province of Aklan has been placed under...

Vintage bomb found in Numancia

KALIBO, Aklan – A vintage mortar bomb was pulled out from the waters of Sibuyan Sea by a fisherman in Barangay Camanci Norte, Numancia,...
Sibalom town’s Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish Church helps the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for coronavirus disease 2019 in signaling the start of Antique’s curfew by sounding off its bell. PNA

Church bells, police sirens signal Antique curfew

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for coronavirus disease 2019 has requested churches in Antique to ring their bells at exactly...
Public utility vehicles (PUVs) such as tricycles are instructed to observe social distancing to prevent spread of coronavirus disease. PUVs should only take 50 percent of their passenger capacity. PNA

Antique PUV’s urged to observe ‘social distancing’

SAN JOSE, Antique – Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers in this province have been instructed to observe social distancing as a preventive measure against...
Noel Valentino. GLENN BEUP/PN

Veteran Capiz broadcaster dies of cardiac arrest

ROXAS City – A veteran broadcaster in Capiz died after suffering a cardiac arrest in his sleep. Noel Valentino, 61,...

Drug ‘pushers’ fall in Kalibo buy-bust

KALIBO, Aklan – Two drug pushers were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Andagao. The 39-year-old Dahlia Flor Adrias...

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