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Quarantine facilities critical: Diaz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Covid-19 quarantine facilities in Negros Occidental are now in critical stages as the number of active cases keeps increasing, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Diaz said that patients at the EB Magalona healing center


4 suspects in slay of brgy captain nabbed in NegOr

Four suspects in the killing of a barangay captain in Negros Oriental yesterday were nabbed in Vallehermoso town, the police said. Sketchy investigation reports said the four are allegedly guns-for-hire and hail from Mindanao. No other information was made available


Eleazar next PNP chief

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office last night congratulated Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, who was chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte as the next chief of the Philippine National Police. Eleazar will replace PNP chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, who will retire


NegOr IATF legal probes ‘fake’ RT-PCR results

The Negros Oriental Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) passed a resolution asking its legal team to investigate the alleged fake results of swab tests presented by a group of workers seeking employment in Bohol.


PH bans entry of travelers from 4 countries

The Philippines has barred the entry of travelers coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka from May 7 to May 14 to curb the spread of a reported “double mutant” coronavirus strain found in India. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea,


DILG lauds Bacolod on Covid response

Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government commended the functional and efficient response efforts of Bacolod City against Covid-19 through its Emergency Operations Center. “The DILG commends the efforts of the local government of Bacolod


‘Well-funded’ – NBI on killing of Cui

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The killing of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui on April 12 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, was well-funded, lawyer Renoir Baldovino, head of the National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod Field Office, said. While it is

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12 additional Capitol employees infected

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Twelve more employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental have tested positive for Covid-19, on top of the 12 other from the Capitol, who were infected earlier, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Provincial Agriculturist

Capitol gives cash aid to 13 displaced OFWs

Thirteen displaced overseas Filipino workers from the towns of Valladolid and Murcia in Negros Occidental received P5,000 in financial assistance each from Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, in a program held at the Capitol grounds yesterday morning. The beneficiaries were part

23-storey condo rises in Bacolod

A 23-storey condominium project was topped off on May 7, and will very soon become an iconic architecture depicting Bacolod’s modern era, a press release said. Zealous in its pursuit of modernization, iSecure Realty Corp. has introduced Sitari, the newest

‘Pork imports needed to curb meat inflation’

The temporary reduction of pork tariffs and the increase of the minimum access volume (MAV) for imported pork are essential to immediately curb the rising pork inflation for the benefit of some 100 million Filipinos, the National Economic and Development

Mayor alarmed over slay of coop manager

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Salvador Escalante expressed alarm over the recent killing of an agrarian reform cooperative farm manager in Hacienda Dalayapan, Brgy. Caduha-an, a known tourist destination in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Manalo Porre, farm manager of the