MERGE REMEMBERING. Members of the Veterans Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Chapter and their families, provincial officials, non-government organizations, and government agencies attended the celebration of the 74th Negros Island Victory Day at the Provincial Capitol Park in Bacolod City yesterday.*

Duterte inks CLMMRH
1,000-bed increase law

Republic Act No. 11441 that increases the bed capacity of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City from 400 to 1,000 is now a law after it was recently signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said yesterday.

Gasataya thanked the President for signing the bill he had authoredon August 28. It was approved by the Senate on third and final reading in June.

The solon also thanked Health Secretary Francisco Duque, former senator JV Ejercito, and Dr. Julius Drilon for their cooperation and support. moremoremore

Capitol to set P10M for palay buying

The Negros Occidental provincial government is allocating an initial P10 million to buy palay from farmers reeling from the drop intrader buying prices, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday.

“We have agreed to buy at P15 a kilo to help the farmers”, the governor said.

Traders have been reported to be buying palay at about P12 per kilo that is near below their production cost. moremoremore


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NegOcc boosts watch on shipment
of pigs, meat as ASF noted in Luzon

The African Swine Fever Task Force in Negros Occidental is intensifying the monitoring and surveillance of the shipment of live pigs and processed meat to the province.

The Department of Agriculture confirmed yesterday that ASF is present in two provinces, Rizal and Bulacan, in Luzon, and that it caused the death of pigs in these areas.

Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that the task force is now working on strengthening the reporting system from local government units.