MERGE BOLMSH employees union president Santi Mamon holds up the memorandum extending their employment to July 31.* (CPG photo)

BOLMSH holds off
termination of 400

The management of the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital in Bacolod City yesterday held off the termination of its more than 400 employees that was to take effect Sunday.

Their termination will instead take effect on July 31, unless the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. comes to their rescue soon.

Dr. Nestor Amante, president and chief executive officer of the Negros Healthcare Management Systems Inc. that manages the hospital, had announced on June 20 that the hospital was closing down to cut losses, following the denial of its PhilHealth accreditation. moremoremore

Police on full alert ahead of SONA

Police stations and units supervised by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office will be placed on full alert status, starting today, in line with the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on July 23.

Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said yesterday that members of the Civil Disturbance Management Unit of NOCPPO will beef up the Bacolod City Police Office, if it needs more personnel.

The CDM unit members have been trained since Tuesday to address civil disturbance. moremoremore


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Importation of sugar should
benefit all industries – DTI

MANILA - Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said the importation of sugar should be to the benefit of all industries that require it, as well as the consuming public in general.

At the two-day Franchise Asia Philippines international conference that ended yesterday, Lopez said manufacturers who need sugar in production “are at (a) disadvantage right now” due to the decline in supply, as reported by the Sugar Regulatory Administration.

Lopez said even while the Department of Agriculture has allowed the import of sugar, the inbound supply was allocated to only a few millers and traders.