MERGE BIG CATCH. A 45-kilo and 1 meter long “Inid” fish believed hit by the propeller of a roro vessel was shared and feasted on by porters at the Bredco Port in Bacolod City yesterday morning but not until after taking selfies with their big catch* (Mitch Lipa/ABS-CBN photo)

105 WV brgy officials
on PDEA 6 watchlist
26 from Negros, Bacolod in first wave list

There are 105 Western Visayas barangay officials being monitored by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for alleged links to illegal drugs, 26 of them from Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, PDEA 6 Director Wardley Getalla said yesterday.

Of the 105 on the PDEA watchlist, 10 are barangay captains and 95 are kagawads, Getalla told the DAILY STAR yesterday on the eve of the start of the barangay elections campaign.

Among the WV provinces, Iloilo topped the list with 33 barangay officials on the PDEA watchlist, followed by Antique with 25 and Negros Occidental with 24, he said. moremoremore

Pay P129M to CLMMRH, Drilon asks

The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City has total receivables of P129,497,432.60 from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. as of March 31.

Regional Chief of Hospital Dr. Julius Drilon yesterday said their PHIC receivables from 2016 and prior years are about P11,323,496; in 2017 - P52,032,590 and in 2018 - P66,141,346.60, or a total of 129,497,432.60.

Drilon said he hopes that PHIC will start to pay its huge claims since the hospital badly needs money to sustain its operations and daily hospital expenses. moremoremore


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Active retirement facilities
needed to attract foreigners

An official from the Philippine Retirement Authority said Bacolod needs to have more active retirement facilities to attract foreign retirees to come, live, or invest in the city.

PRA information officer Ketslynn Quiletorio said yesterday that there are some who come to Bacolod to retire but it is not one of the top destinations in the Philippines because some retirees also come to invest or to send their children to school.

She said the top destinations for retirees are the National Capital Region, Cebu, and Davao.