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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P6B loans to Covid-hit businesses

The Development Bank of the Philippines has extended P6.13 billion in loans to enterprises badly hit by the economic shock of the coronavirus disease 2019 and earmarked interest subsidies amounting to P27.13 million to local government units last year in

Our greatest need

If we are serious with our life, if we realize that our life has an ultimate purpose, then we have to be clear also about what our greatest need is, so we would know at every instance of our life,

Negros Occidental stays under MGCQ

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will remain under the Modified General Community Quarantine status until April 30, as the province was not included in the re-classification, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced yesterday. The Western Visayas Inter-Agency Task Force already

90 Murcia ARBs receive land titles

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 90 agrarian reform beneficiaries received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, recently. Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Edelita Abanilla led the activity

P16M in heavy equipment burned: police

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three units of heavy equipment were burned by still unidentified suspects at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday at a quarry area in Hacienda Vista Alegre, Brgy. E Lopez, Silay City in Negros Occidental. Burned were a Caterpilar

Ceneco, Power Watch act to protect consumers

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative and Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. will enter into a memorandum of understanding to safeguard the consumers of the utility firm. The MOU states that, considering the worsening energy situation,