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Former EB Magalona mayor succumbs to COVID-19

Former EB Magalona mayor succumbs to COVID-19

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Former Negros Occidental board member and EB Magalona mayor David Lacson, who was hit with COVID-19, passed away Friday evening, his cousin former board member Patrick Lacson confirmed. The 46-year-old former mayor passed away at the Riverside Medical Center in Bacolod City. “He was a kind hearted, principled man… He loved his family, the people of EB Magalona and Negros”, his cousin said. Patrick Lacson, on his Facebook page, said “I’m happy that there is nothing but love between us, not even politics was able to destroy.” Former Negros Occidental board member Enrique Miguel Lacson said the former mayor was admitted at the Riverside Medical Center on Wednesday and was suffering from pneumonia. David Lacson is survived by his wife, Risa, and children Moki, Drianna and J...
DOH determining if expired jabs have shelf life extension

DOH determining if expired jabs have shelf life extension

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Capitol file photo The Department of Health is coordinating with the manufacturer of AstraZeneca vaccines to determine if those that recently expired have an extension on their shelf life and can still be used, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Friday, December 3. The Negros Occidental provincial government was not able to utilize 14,620 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines that it received from the national government in November because they were nearing expiration and local government units did not want to accept them, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said on Thursday. Their expiration date was November 30. Vergeire said the 14,620 doses are being stored under definite guidelines to ensure their efficacy should the manufacturer state that there is an extensi...
La  Carlota bridge collapses, 1 injured

La Carlota bridge collapses, 1 injured

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A steel bridge that was up for demolition collapsed in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, Friday, December 3.* A worker was injured when a steel bridge up for demolition collapsed in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, at about 2 p.m. Friday, December 3, Mayor Rex Jalando-on said. Jomer Savilla, 39, of Valenzuela, Metro Manila, sustained head and leg injuries. The bridge that connects barangays Nagasi and Cubay in La Carlota City had not been used for about 20 years and was being demolished by a contractor of the Department of Public Works and Highways, the mayor said. There is a concrete bridge that connects the two barangays that is currently in use and another one is under construction, he said. The old bridge was being demolished so it would not pose a danger, Jaland...
Quarrel over Covid vaccine leads to hacking, 1 injured

Quarrel over Covid vaccine leads to hacking, 1 injured

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La Castellana PNP photo A quarrel over the COVID-19 vaccine led to a hacking incident that left one injured at Hacienda Rongo, Barangay Lalagsan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, Wednesday, December 1. Injured was Salvador Ortega, 49, of Barangay Robles, a sugarcane worker. The victim figured in a verbal tussle with a co-worker identified as 56-year-old Dionesio Francisco. Police said the victim told his co-workers that they should avail of the COVID-19 vaccines or else they won’t be allowed to go to work and will not receive their salary. The suspect then told Ortega that his vaccine shot could be fake, to which the victim replied, “ulo mo (your head).” This apparently irked the suspect, who retaliated by punching the victim, then hacked him with a bolo. The victim,...
1 killed, 5 injured in Pontevedra mishap

1 killed, 5 injured in Pontevedra mishap

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Pontevedra PNP photo A woman was killed while five others were injured after they figured in a vehicular accident at the national highway of Brgy. San Juan, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Thursday, December 2. Killed was tricycle passenger Joselyn Madalag, 40, of Brgy. Tagda. Based on the police report, the driver of the canter truck, identified as Nolito Montebon, 42, of Brgy. 14, Bacolod City, lost control of the vehicle after one of the tires blew up. The wayward truck then hit the incoming tricycle driven by 34-year-old Rogin de los Pobres. The impact of the crash caused the tricycle to land on a steel fence while the truck hit a steel gate of a residence beside the road. Both drivers and their passengers were brought to a hospital in La Carlota City, where Madalag w...
Man on drugs watchlist found dead

Man on drugs watchlist found dead

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Police Station 3 photo A man who was allegedly on the police’s drugs watchlist was found dead beside a road at San Mateo Village in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, Thursday, December 2. Killed was 21-year-old Joshua Zamora, who succumbed to multiple stab wounds. The victim cried for help before he was found by the residents, the police said. The police claimed that the victim was allegedly included in the drugs watchlist of the Talisay City Police Station. Police are still investigating the incident, although they are looking at drugs as the motive for the killing.*
Spreading ‘manipulated’ sex video violation of anti-voyeurism act: NBI

Spreading ‘manipulated’ sex video violation of anti-voyeurism act: NBI

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The persons caught spreading an alleged manipulated sex video and photos of a Negrense beauty queen will be held liable for violating the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 and the identity theft law, National Bureau of Investigation Bacolod Chief Renoir Baldovino said Friday, December 3. The beauty queen sought the help of the NBI Thursday following the spread of a video and nude photos that she said were manipulated to make it appear that she was the one in them, Baldovino told DIGICAST NEGROS earlier. The Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 carries the penalty of imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than seven years and a fine of not less than P100,000 but not more than P500,000, or both, at the discretion of the court, Baldovino said. The ...
DSB has no Covid-19 cases, 11 LGUs down to single digits

DSB has no Covid-19 cases, 11 LGUs down to single digits

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Don Salvador Benedicto town is COVID-19 free, while 11 other local government units in Negros Occidental are down to single-digit cases, a Provincial Incident Management Team report showed Thursday, December 2. COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental were down to 417 on Thursday with Salvador Benedicto having zero cases, Toboso – 1, Manapla – 2, EB Magalona – 3, San Enrique – 3, Valladolid – 4, Candoni -6, Isabela – 6, Escalante – 7, Murcia -7, Calatrava -8 and Ilog – 8. The LGU with the highest number of COVID-19 cases is La Carlota City with 30 followed by Talisay City -29, Hinigaran - 26, Himamaylan City – 25, Bago City – 25, Cauayan – 24, San Carlos City - 23, Hinoba-an – 20, Victorias City – 18, Moises Padilla – 17, Kabankalan City - 16, Pulupandan – 16, Sagay City -16, Cadiz C...
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