Lambda variant emergence puzzles Visayas execs

Carla Gomez, Nestor Burgos Jr. 08/18/2021

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — A 35-year-old woman from Valladolid town in Negros Occidental province is the Philippines first case of the Lambda variant of COVID-19 but more questions on how she contracted the highly contagious…

Negros Occidental health office probes how woman got Lambda variant

Carla Gomez, Nestor Burgos Jr. 08/17/2021

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office (PHO) is looking into how a 35-year-old pregnant woman from Valladolid town got infected with the highly-contagious COVID-19 Lambda variant. According to Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, a lot…

Photographer shares proud moment capturing a different set of ALS graduates

Immae Lachica 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A photographer’s unique set of graduates is now winning hearts online. Joshua Cabahug, freelance photographer from Sagay City, Negros Occidental shared photos of his first elderly batch of graduates under the city’s Alternative Learning…

Negros Occidental governor’s office shut down due to COVID scare

Carla Gomez 06/13/2021

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental Governor’s Office has been temporarily shut down after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said on Friday. The two employees who tested positive for COVID-19 are in…

Cebu-bound travelers from Bohol, Negros Island need RT-PCR, antigen test

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Travelers from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental will need to take a real time polymerase reaction test (RT-PCR) or a Rapid Antigen Test should they want to come to Cebu. Cebu Governor…

Two brothers from Cebu, wanted for rape, child abuse, nabbed in Negros Occ.

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two brothers, one wanted for raping a 17-year-old girl while the other wanted for child abuse for having knowledge of the rape and not reporting it, were arrested in Escalante City, Negros Occidental…

Negros Occidental gov orders 4-day workweek for prov’l gov’t employees

Carla Gomez 04/13/2021

BACOLOD CITY –– Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has ordered a four-day workweek for provincial government employees amid the surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. Lacson said in an April 12 memorandum that office hours would…

In Negros Occ., man, who ran amok, killed by cop

Paul Lauro 03/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 66-year-old man from Victorias City, Negros Occidental, who ran amok, died after he was shot by a policeman. Reports from the Negros Occidental Police Station showed that Police Master Sergeant Valentin Cerdeña…

Entry of locally stranded individuals in Negros Occidental suspended from Oct. 3 to 9

Carla Gomez 10/06/2020

The Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) on COVID-19 has approved the suspension of the arrival of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Negros Occidental from October 3 to 9. LSIs bound for Bacolod, however, may enter…

Former village chief who escaped Medellin jail killed in shootout with police in Negros Occ.

Alven Marie Timtim, Paul Lauro 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jennifer Mercader, a high-risk inmate and former Barangay Captain of Lugo in Borbon town, Cebu, was killed in a police operation in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia town, Negros Occidental on Monday morning, September 28,…

Cops kill ‘one of biggest drug suppliers in Dumaguete;’ P13M shabu seized 

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in Negros Oriental scored big in its anti-illegal drug campaign after they killed a man, whom they believed was one of the biggest illegal drug suppliers in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Aside…

Negros Occidental orders arrest of 7 persons who refused swab test

Carla Gomez 09/19/2020

BACOLOD CITY — The Negros Occidental provincial government has ordered the arrest of seven people who refused to undergo a swab test for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) upon their entry in the province. The seven, who…

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