353,000 register in BaCTrac

The Bacolod City coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Contact Tracing (BaCTrac) System has registered some 353,012 residents and 7,012 business establishments, as of yesterday.           City Ordinance (CO) 941, “An Ordinance Implementing the Covid-19 Contact Tracing in the City of Bacolod”,

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PGC to boost genome sequencing in VisMin

The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) will boost the capability of its centers in the Visayas and Mindanao to conduct genome sequencing and determine the variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 present in their localities. Dr. Cynthia Saloma, executive director of

Rebel lair seized, NPA leader nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army soldiers overran another temporary encampment of the New People’s Army in Kabankalan City Thursday, while pursuit operations against another group of rebels who figured in an earlier encounter in Candoni, all in Negros Occidental, led

SC launches cashless payments

A cashless payment scheme for small claims cases has been launched by the Supreme Court. In a statement yesterday, the SC said Judiciary ePayment for Small Claims, the online payment of legal fees, will be pilot-tested in close to 1,000

Indicators monitored for possible changes in anti-Covid measures

The government is checking on several indicators that would determine whether there is a need to adjust the measures being implemented to fight the coronavirus disease 2019, Malacañang said yesterday. This after President Rodrigo Duterte sought stricter health measures in

Travel ban covers Thailand, Malaysia amid Delta threat

Travelers from Thailand and Malaysia will be prohibited from entering the Philippines beginning July 25, Malacañang announced yesterday amid the threat posed by the more transmissible Delta variant. “President Rodrigo Duterte approved the travel restrictions for all travelers coming from

Guv: Negative RT-PCR required for travelers from ECQ areas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers from Enhanced Community Quarantine areas, including Iloilo City and province, are required to present negative RT-PCR test results and their registered S-PaSS, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. The Department of Health earlier confirmed two