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DSB not renewing unvaxxed JOs’ contracts, Toboso sets rules, too

DSB not renewing unvaxxed JOs’ contracts, Toboso sets rules, too

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Mayor Marxlen dela Cruz said the contacts of all unvaccinated job order casuals in Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) will not be renewed effective January 1, 2022. Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed in the town’s public markets starting January 1, he also said Saturday, December 3. Dela Cruz said 98 percent of the town's about 150 job order casuals have already been vaccinated. Mayor Richard Jaojoco also announced on Sunday that all Toboso local government employees starting December 16 will be required to present vaccination cards or negative RT-PCR test results for work. Dela Cruz said DSB’s tourism destinations are open to the public but they are ensuring that all guests practice minimum health protocols against COPVID-19. “Let us not let our guards down becaus...
OVY special administrator, leads VTI board election

OVY special administrator, leads VTI board election

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A Bacolod court has appointed Olivia V. Yanson (OVY) the special administrator of the estate of her late husband, Ricardo B. Yanson, a press release from here camp said Sunday, December 5. Ricardo and Olivia founded the Ceres bus lines with Vallacar Transit Inc. as its flagship company. As a special administrator, Olivia is in charge of the preservation and management of the estate of her late husband, the court order dated October 1 said, the press release added. Olivia, in her capacity as special administrator and conjugal co-owner, then led the annual stockholders meeting of VTI at its principal office in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City on Saturday, December 4. Olivia V. Yanson, Leo Rey V. Yanson, Ginnette Y. Dumancas, Charles M. Dumancas, Anita G. Chua, Arvin John V. V...
WORLD AIDS DAY | NGO conducts mass HIV testing in Negros Occidental

WORLD AIDS DAY | NGO conducts mass HIV testing in Negros Occidental

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Health-based non-government organization Bagani Community Center commemorated World AIDS Day through a province-wide HIV caravan and week-long HIV screening at the mall in Bacolod City, Saturday, Dec. 4. This event is in line with the World AIDS Day commemoration on Dec. 1, with the theme "Ending HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone's Voice". Bagani Hub Manager Jose Antonio Lavaro said that this commemoration is to show unity and support for people living with and affected by HIV and remember those who lost their lives to AIDS. "This is the day for global solidarity and shared responsibility to ensure quality and affordable healthcare for all. Let us all continue to fight to end the stigma," he added. The week-long activity in SM City Bacolod from Dec. 4 includes free ...
Mag-aso Falls re-opens

Mag-aso Falls re-opens

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Kabankalan LGU photos After more than one year, Mag-aso Falls in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental is now open for guests and travelers again. Mayor Pedro Zayco Jr. and Vice Mayor Raul Rivera led the re-opening of the tourism facility on Friday, December 3. The city-operated resort located in Brgy. Oringao has been renovated by the local government as part of its tourism attractions. It now offers a multi-purpose hall that can seat 70 persons and new cottages. The facility offers a very relaxing ambiance with the cool falls and a swimming pool. Zayco said the re-opening of Mag-aso Falls is expected to boost local tourism and spur the economy. Former mayor Isidro Zayco and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Commissioner Jorge Largado also graced the acti...
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,...
NBI naga usisa sa alegasyon sang isa ka beauty queen nga ginbutang ang iya hitsura sa porn video

NBI naga usisa sa alegasyon sang isa ka beauty queen nga ginbutang ang iya hitsura sa porn video

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18 anyos nga babaye ang nag padangat sang reklamo sa National Bureau of Investigation kahapon. Ini may angut sa gina alegar pag lapta sang binastos nga video. Ginsiling sang tagreklamo nga gin-edit ang guya sang babaye sa amo nga video kag gingamit ang iya nga hitsura. Suno kay NBI Bacolod Chief, Atty Renoir Baldovino, kaupod sang 18 anyos ang iya nga ginikanan padulong sa talatapan sang NBI. Naglapta ang video nga naga pakita sang nakahublas nga babaye kaupod ang duha ka mga lalaki kag sila ang naga pakigbahin sa pag pakighilawas ukon isa ka sexual act. Suno kay Baldovino gina lantaw nila nga ang pag lapta sang amo nga video paagi sa pag pasa-pasa na sa mga group chat. Identity theft may angut man sa pagsupak sa Anti Photo and Video Voyeurism Act ang ginatutukan sa karon sang n...
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