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NegOcc still low-risk amid rise in virus cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remained under the “low risk” classification, despite the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the past several days, the Department of Health-Western Visayas Center for Health Development reported on May 3. Bacolod City, meanwhile,


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


21 more infected in Victorias

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Victorias City Hall and its annexed buildings and offices will be temporary closed, from May 4 to 7, for disinfection and contact tracing purposes, after 21 of its employees tested positive for Covid-19, City Administrator


P500M in fake BIR stamps confiscated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More than P500 million in fake Bureau of Internal revenue stamps were recovered from a cigarette warehouse near the St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City yesterday. Regional director Antonio Jonathan


P2.9 million shabu seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City Police Office seized P2.9 million worth of suspected shabu weighing 432.26 grams in its intensified operations last month, its spokesperson, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, said yesterday. Indiape said that out of 59 drug


Twin calves born at NFR

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Negros First Ranch in Murcia town produced twin calves of Simmental-Brahman-Charolais breed, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday. Decena said the calves were born on April 30 and named Covida and Asfa, derived from


Covid hits 16 more cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sixteen more police personnel assigned in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have been added to the list of the PNP members in Western Visayas infected with Covid-19, on May 2, the PNP Health Service reported. Of


10,620 Bacolodnons inoculated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III There were 10,620 Bacolodnons who have been inoculated against the coronavirus disease since last month, executive director Em Ang of the Emergency Operations Center said yesterday. Of the number, 1,264 were senior citizens under the


Negrense tops PMA Class 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A cadet from San Enrique town in Negros Occidental topped the Philippine Military Academy “Masaligan” Class of 2021, and the simple graduation rites will be held on May 10 at Fort del Pilar in Baguio City,


Councilor, wife in hospital for Covid

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A councilor of Bacolod City and his wife were confined in a private hospital after they tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. This was confirmed by a family member of the councilor to the

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Covid cases surge in NegOr

A key health official in Negros Oriental appealed yesterday for people to stay home as the coronavirus disease 2019 cases surged anew, with 108 new positive infections reported. The new cases brought the total number of active infections to 417,

House panel OKs Bayanihan 3 bill

A House of Representatives panel approved yesterday the P405.6-billion stimulus package under the Bayanihan to Arise As One Act, or the Bayanihan 3, to boost the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. The House Ways and Means

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

12 Capitol employees infected

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Twelve more employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental tested positive for Covid-19, and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the four-day work scheme at the Capitol will continue. Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, who tested negative

DAR execs face raps for undistributed land titles

The Department of Agrarian Reform has uncovered undistributed certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) covering 254,000 hectares, and dating back to 1987. Secretary John Castriciones, in a press conference yesterday, announced the discovery of DAR’s Task Force Undistributed CLOAs –

Mother’s Day exhibit May 9-15 in Bacolod

The Christian Artists National Various Arts Society, in partnership with Babayi Arts Group, will hold a group art exhibit on May 9 to 15, at Brainy Paintworks at Door #3 My Corner Home building, 18th Street in San Agustin Drive,