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WINNERS.  Karen Ty  (center) of Barangay Guinhalaran was crowned  Lin-ay Sang Silay 2009 Wednesday night along and runners-up were Michelle Villalba of Guimbalaon – fourth, Evie Quillain of Rizal – second, Candy Lou Doromal of Balaring – first, and Amberdana Dawn Boylos of Lantad – third (l-r).*
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DOH moves to prevent
A(H1N1) spread in WV

8 OF 13 CASES MONITORED NEGATIVE
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Health Regional Director Ariel Valencia yesterday assured the public that all appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that the Influenza A(H1N1) will not spread in Western Visayas.

He also said the first patient hit by it in the region is doing well.

A 17-year-old student found positive for A(H1N1) was admitted at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City Wednesday afternoon, while her family and those who came in contact with her have subjected themselves to self-quarantine, he said.

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City taps hotels
in monitoring
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The A(H1N1) Task Force of Bacolod City will meet with hotel owners Tuesday to ask them to report visitors who may be infected with the Influenza A(H1N1) virus, Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson said yesterday.

Sayson, who heads the task force, said hotel owners will be instructed on what to do if they have guests who are suffering from fever, and whom to contact to report the case.

He advised City Health Officer Dr. Salome Biñas to check on all the private hospitals in the city for patients confirmed to be positive with the virus, he said.moremoremore

Red alert up for
Independence Day
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO & ADRIAN NEMES III

Bacolod policemen will be on red alert today for the commemoration of the country’s 111th Independence Day and the Philippine Army has ordered its troops on the ground to be vigilant as rebels might take advantage of the occasion.

Acting City Police Office Director Supt. Leo Irwin Agpangan said they have tapped the force multipliers to ensure that the Independence Day celebration in Bacolod will be peaceful.

Agpangan also said that the city’s policemen are prepared against any untoward events that may occur.
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