Merzci donates 5 laptop units to Bacolod EOC

Merzci, through its Merzci Cares program, turned over its donation of five laptop units to Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for Medical Data and Analysis of the Emergency Operations Center in Bacolod City yesterday. The laptops will be used by the


Bacolod Business Inn reopens

The Bacolod Business Inn, the hotel known for its value-for-money food, services, and accommodations, has reopened on July 9, with all of its services, including functions, now available, its press release said. The reopening came with assurances from its management


OFWs reminded to have kin’s vax docs validated

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration reminded returning overseas Filipino workers from the 57 “green list” countries that vaccination documents of their relatives, who will travel with them back to the Philippines, should also be validated by the Philippine Overseas Labor


Coolaire, JMC ensure vehicle quality, comfort

Coolaire and JMC have been partnering for years to manufacture vehicles that ensure quality and comfort, and have come up with “5 things to consider when buying your first refrigerated truck”, a press release said. “If you are in the


Neg Occ farmers get machineries, cash aid

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Department of Agriculture Region 6 executive director Remelyn Recoter led the distribution of agricultural machineries and cash incentives to Negrense farmers in a ceremony held at the provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City


SSS pays P90B in benefits to 3.5M beneficiaries

The Social Security System said it disbursed a total of P90.52 billion worth of Social Security and Employees Compensation benefits to about 3.46 million members, pensioners, and their beneficiaries, in the first five months of the year. The benefit disbursements


Another group mulls raps vs. Ceneco

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Negros chapter of the multi-sectoral group, Sanlakas, said it is planning to file a complaint against the Central Negros Electric Cooperative – Third Party Bids and Awards Committee for gross negligence and incompetence, over

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‘Bacolod Covid patients all in isolation facilities’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The city extraction team has no more backlogs and all patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have been placed in isolation facilities in Bacolod, city executive assistant Ernie Pineda, who is in-charge of the team,

NegOcc not keen on more flights

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday the province is not interested in allowing more flights at the Bacolod-Silay Airport amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 Delta variant. “The airlines are requesting, but

CLMMRH prepared for Delta variant

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Do not worry,” Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, assured the public over the weekend. Because, he said, the “CLMMRH is prepared in case of a

90,942 vaccines administered

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod has already administered 90,942 vaccines as of Monday with 24,040 of them for the full inoculation of city residents, the Emergency Operations Center said yesterday. Of the number, 67,269 were with China-made Sinovac vaccines

Bacolod City under GCQ-HR until July 31

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “We will still be under General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions until July 31,” Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who issued Executive Order 41 series of 2021 yesterday, said. Leonardia said all provisions of EO 39