Bowing out

“You can’t win every battle. Sometimes victory comes in form of bowing out gracefully.” – Toni Payne

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Talisay recalibrates Covid drive

Mayor Neil Lizares yesterday reconvened the Talisay City, Negros Occidental, local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to recalibrate the city’s drive against the spread of COVID-19.

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Case seeking nullification of Baciwa JVA readied

Convenors of Amlig Tubig and various consumer organizations in Bacolod City are planning to file a petition seeking the nullification of the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) entered into by the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) with PrimeWater, Infrastructure Inc. with application for the issuance of temporary restraining order (TRO) with writ of preliminary injunction.

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6-year-old girl found dead

A 6-year-old girl, with hematoma and who was found in a canal in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City, at about 10 p.m. Thursday, was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.

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Mayor lifts lockdowns in 3 markets

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order No. 68 lifting the Sunday lockdown of the three major markets in Bacolod City – Central Market, Burgos Market and Libertad Market.

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Lower quarantine status for city sought

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested Health Secretary Francisco Duque lll Thursday to deescalate the community quarantine status of Bacolod City from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) effective yesterday due to the continuous reduction of additional COVID-19 cases in the city.

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64 farmers get land titles

The Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental 2 distributed Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to 64 farmer-beneficiaries in La Castellana Wednesday.

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‘No 3-day closure of markets’

Bacolod City Administrator Em Ang clarified yesterday that the city government has no intension to close the major markets for three days once the market vendors submit themselves for swab testing.

Talisay CDRRMO team under isolation

Personnel of the Talisay City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) are under isolation while the offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Bacolod City were temporarily closed for disinfection.

Clark eyed to host PBA ‘Bubble’

As the resumption of the 45th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup 2020 looms, exploratory talks have been made for prospective venues to host the “PBA Bubble” – including this Freeport.

Negros honors Marañon

The Philippine flag flew at half-staff in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City yesterday in honor of former governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., 84, who passed away Thursday night after dedicating more than five decades of his life to public service.