MERGE CHAMPION. The barangays XVI and XV-A performers were the overall winners in the Kadalag-an Festival streetdancing competition in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Sunday.*

BIR orders closure
of firm’s 3 branches



The Bureau of Internal Revenue in Bacolod City ordered the closure of an establishment for alleged under-declaration of sales and non-issuance of sales invoices yesterday.

BIR Revenue Region 12 Director Eduardo Pagulayan Jr. said that BIR Revenue District 77 issued closure orders to the three branches of Blyzer Trading, including its warehouse, owned by Antonio Pinto yesterday,

This is due to under-declaration of sales of more than 30 percent and non-issuance of sales invoices, Pagulayan said.moremoremore

Kabankalan declares
measles outbreak


Mayor Isidro Zayco yesterday declared a measles outbreak in Kabankalan City and a massive vaccination campaign is underway.

Zayco said he declared the outbreak after the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine confirmed that three out of four patients from Barangay Camugao in Kabankalan were positive for measles.

The mayor pointed out that under theDepartment of Health protocol, only one case of measles is needed to declare an outbreak.moremoremore


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P41-M in insurance coverage
paid to 9,000 Negros farmers

The Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. paid P41.8 million in insurance coverage to about 9,000 farmers in Negros Occidental last year.

PCIC Neg. Occ. head Jose Maria Torres said P41,755,457.83 was paid to 8,980 Negrense farmers in 2017, covering 8,368.62 hectares.

He said this coverage was for several calamities that hit the province, like typhoons, floods, pests, and crop disease infestations in the farm areas.