MERGE TRIBES. San Carlos City in Negros Occidental celebrated its 58th charter anniversary with its employees performing tribal dances.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Brgy head’s daughter killed
PA DENIES DRUG LINKS
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

“I can guarantee my life that she was not engaged in the illegal drug trade.”

This was stressed yesterday by Isabela Barangay 3 captain Enriqueto Antipatia, whose daughter, Analee, was among the two fatalities in a shooting incident Sunday in San Joaquin, Iloilo.

Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba, provincial police director of Iloilo, was quoted as saying that Antipatia was suspected to be involved in the illegal drug trade as a courier. moremoremore


PhilHealth hearing MR
of BOLMSH next month
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ & CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The Negros Healthcare Management Services Inc. that manages the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital yesterday filed a motion for reconsideration on the denial of its Philippine Health Insurance Corp. reaccreditation.

The MR asks that a new order be issued approving the PhilHealth reaccreditation of BOLMSH until December 31.

It also asks for the payment of PhilHealth claims to BOLMSH for the months of April to June. moremoremore

 

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‘P2.50 jeepney fare hike
healthy for local economy’
BY MARK L. GARCIA

Both labor and business leaders in Negros Occidental welcomed the P2.50 increase in jeepney fares in the region, saying it is not a big burden for minimum wage earners and healthy for the local economy.

Wennie Sancho, secretary of the General Alliance of Workers Association Negros Island, said yesterday that the increase will not be a big burden for minimum wage earners, as it may be implemented when the new wage order will be carried out.

“In general, the wage increase is just in time with this hike in jeepney fares. The impact of fare increase will be cushioned by the new wage order,” he said.