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INAUGURATION. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (2nd from right) and Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. (left), with Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena, unveil the marker of PHP1.045-million Swine Artificial Insemination and Laboratory Center in the northern Negros city on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of PIO Negros Occidental/Richard Malihan)

NegOcc opens P1-M artificial insemination swine center

BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental provincial government on Wednesday opened a P1.045-million Swine Artificial Insemination (AI) and Laboratory Center in Cadiz...

Road crash kills brgy ‘kagawad’

ROXAS City – A village council man was killed in a road accident in Barangay Balighot, Maayon, Capiz. The...
SPILLOVER PATIENTS. Patients occupy the corridors of the Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan, Iloilo. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. has sought the help of private hospitals in Iloilo City as dengue cases continue to rise. The Provincial Health Office’s latest figures: 5,435 cases with 20 deaths. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Sigma placed under state of calamity due to dengue

ROXAS City – Due to the surge in dengue cases, the municipality of Sigma in Capiz was placed under a state of calamity.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease characterized by a high fever (40°C/104°F) accompanied by two of these symptoms: severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, and swollen glands or rash. Symptoms usually last for two to seven days, after an incubation period of four to 10 days after the bite from an infected mosquito. FILE

NegOcc LGUs told to use calamity fund vs dengue

BACOLOD City – Local government units in Negros Occidental have been advised to use their calamity fund to combat cases of dengue fever following the...
The Department of Education and the United States Agency for International Development is tapping Western Visayas to serve as a model of basic education in the country through the newly-launched ABC+.

WV poised as model for basic education

ILOILO City – The Department of Education (DepEd) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have tapped Western Visayas to serve as a...
Search and rescue personnel retrieve the body of a passenger of one of three capsized motorboats, near the Dumangas port between Iloilo and Negros Occidental on Aug. 4. OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE 6

NegOcc joins coast watch for missing persons in sea mishap

BACOLOD City – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) here has directed city and municipalities located along the shorelines to...

No oil spill from stranded barge in Antique – PCG

SAN JOSE, Antique – Authorities here said they have not detected any oil spill from the stranded barge off the coast of this capital town....
The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) members of Kalibo are undergoing assessment and awareness training under the auspices of the Development Academy of the Philippines. This is in preparation for the SB’s application for International Standardization Organization certification. JUN AGUIRRE

KALIBO SB girds for ISO certification

KALIBO, Aklan – The Sanguniang Bayan (SB) here is girding for its application for International Standardization Organization (ISO) certification.Vice...
The suspected shabu confiscated from “high-value” drug suspect Jaime Gucio. PDEA REGION 6

‘High-value’ drug target busted in Silay City

BACOLOD City – A drug suspect, tagged as a “high-value” target, was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Bagtic, Silay City, Negros Occidental....

Party guest stabbed dead by fellow visitor in Mambusao

ROXAS City – A birthday party turned fatal after one of the visitors was stabbed dead by another guest in Barangay Bunga, Mambusao, Capiz....

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