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    Guimarasnon among dead in Beirut twin blasts

    A resident of Barangay New Poblacion in Buenavista, Guimaras is among the four Filipinos killed after two powerful explosions rocked the main port in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon on Aug. 4. Wv-news

    Guimaras logs 3 more local cases of COVID-19

    The island province of Guimaras has recorded three more local cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Wv-news

    Guimaras logs first local case of COVID-19

    The province of Guimaras has recorded its first indigenous or local case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Wv-news

    Bacolod-Iloilo ferry trips resume after lifting of travel ban

    Ferry trips bound for Iloilo have resumed after Mayor Evelio Leonardia ordered the reopening of the borders of Bacolod City to travelers from Iloilo City, Iloilo province and the rest of Panay starting Wednesday afternoon, July 22. Wv-news

    Boracay now open to all WV tourists

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that all Western Visayas travelers below 21 and above 60 years old are now allowed to enter Boracay after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on Thursday, July 23, lifted the age-specific ban on the island. Wv-news

    1.5M learners enroll in public schools in WV

    The Department of Education (DepEd-6) reported that some 1,561,375 learners from kindergarten to senior high school (SHS), or 86.79 percent of their target, have enrolled in public schools from June 1 to July 17. Wv-news

    2 new labs to boost testing capacity of WV

    Two additional laboratory centers in Western Visayas will begin operations this month that will boost the testing capacity of the region against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Wv-news

    Guimaras LGU introduces ID system for easier contact tracing

    The municipality of Buenavista in Guimaras has introduced an innovation to make contact tracing faster to control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Wv-news

    Mt. Kanlaon watch continues as quakes drop

    Earthquakes monitored by Mt. Kanlaon’s seismic monitoring network have considerably decreased since June 22, when two magnitude 4.7 tremors rocked areas surrounding the volcano on Negros Island. Wv-news

    ‘Duplicate’ SAP beneficiaries in WV reach 31K

    The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Western Visayas (DSWD-6) has traced 31 thousand “duplicate beneficiaries” for the government’s social amelioration program (SAP). Wv-news