Talisay recalibrates Covid drive

Mayor Neil Lizares yesterday reconvened the Talisay City, Negros Occidental, local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to recalibrate the city’s drive against the spread of COVID-19.


Lower quarantine status for city sought

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested Health Secretary Francisco Duque lll Thursday to deescalate the community quarantine status of Bacolod City from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) effective yesterday due to the continuous reduction of additional COVID-19 cases in the city.


90% recover from COVID-19 in city: doc

COVID-19 is real and should not be taken lightly, Dr. Hector Gayares, medical deputy of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said even as he assured the public that 90 percent of those who were infected in Bacolod City have recovered.


More cops positive for Covid

Troopers of the 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company have temporarily taken over the EB Magalona Police Station in Negros Occidental after its personnel were subjected to COVID-19 swab testing.


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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No prima facie evidence vs. former treasurer

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Negros Occidental Provincial Treasurer Nilda Generoso may now process her retirement claims and other benefits. This was after Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr. said yesterday that there was no prima facie evidence against Generoso,

NegOcc to ask gov’t for 3M free vaccine doses: Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will ask for three million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, after the national government announced that it will take care of 70 percent of the country’s population, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. Lacson, who

Kenin escapes shock in Abu Dhabi WTA

Top seed Sofia Kenin admitted “being a Grand Slam champion” proved crucial as she saved a match point to reach the quarter-finals of the season-opening Abu Dhabi WTA tournament on Sunday. The defending Australian Open champion defeated 13th-seeded Yulia Putintseva

Settlement deal with city soon

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Finally, the long legal battle between Central Negros Electric Cooperative and the Bacolod City government over dues they owe each other will be resolved soon. This was after city officials and representatives of Ceneco met

Remittances’ contribution to GDP declining

An economist cited a likely lesser contribution of remittances on the Philippines’ annual output given the continued strengthening of the local currency, which, in turn, translates to lower remittance value in peso terms. In a report yesterday, ING Bank Manila

Farmers get P1.5M in livelihood projects

BY MAX N. MACAHILO Upland farmers of Murcia and Salvador Benedicto received P1.5 million in livelihood projects from the Department of Labor and Employment recently. The DOLE and the Provincial Environment Management Office turned over to the 104 members of