Mayor issues EO on religious gatherings

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued Executive Order No. 63-A amending section 16 of EO No. 63 dated September 29, clarifying the application and implementation of the rule on religious gatherings while Bacolod City is under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from October 1 to 31.

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Police arrest 12 in drug busts

Twelve more drug suspects are now in jail following their apprehensions in a series of buy-bust operations in Bacolod City Friday and Saturday, that also resulted in the confiscation of P99,120 worth of suspected shabu and its assorted paraphernalia.

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CLMMRH gets infectious diseases facility

A 22-bed Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) facility next to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital main building in Bacolod City was turned over to the CLMMRH Saturday in the wake of the increasing COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental.

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Bacolod given special biz friendly citation

Bacolod City received a “Special Citation” at the 2020 Most Business-Friendly Local Government (LGU) Awards during the virtual awarding ceremony of the 46th Philippine Business Conference and Expo Thursday, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.

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Cop dies, 4 injured in mishap

A policeman died while four others were injured after two tricycles collided at the Vista Alegre access road in Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

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1,786 market vendors in city tested for Covid

About 1,786 public market vendors participated in the surveillance testing conducted in the three major public markets in Bacolod City Saturday to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), City Administraror Em Ang said yesterday.

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Human error

A public post of Jonathan Espinosa went viral after it was shared in the news line-up of Digicast Negros over the weekend. He is an LSI who reportedly tested negative and was sent home. That homecoming was short lived though, after he was informed belatedly that he was after all positive and had to return to the quarantine facility.

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The safe restart

The Department of Finance sees the country’s financial position as still “good” despite the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic but it believes strict quarantine restrictions are holding back the economy.

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GAB suggests `semi-bubble’ for PBA

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