MERGE The hogtied body of a jobless man was found in a closed quarry site in Barangay Alangilan, Bacolod City, yesterday*

7 solons seek release
of funds for CLMMRH

Seven congressmen from Negros Occidental are asking the Department of Health to provide funds for the increase in the bed capacity of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said yesterday they wrote the DOH requesting that funds be provided for the implementation of Republic Act No. 11441 increasing the bed capacity of CLMMRH from 400 to 1,000 in 2020.

Gasataya said Health Secretary Francisco Duque requested him to submit a copy of his bill orR.A. 11441, which was signed by the President on August 28, so this will be forwarded to the Department of Budget and Management for funding. moremoremore

Hogtied Bacoleño found dead

The body of a man hogtied and with gunshot wounds, was found in a non-operational quarry site in Sitio Arceo, Purok 11 in Barangay Alangilan, Bacolod City, at about 7 a.m. yesterday.

The victim was identified as Ryan Delgado, alias “Tiker,” 29, of the barangay, a police report said.

Delgado, who was wearing only his underwear, was found lying, face down on the ground. moremoremore


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Need for wage hike stressed
as DTI set to issue new SRP

A labor leader in Negros Occidental is pushing for an increase in the salary of workers with the Department of Trade and Industry expected to issue new suggested retail prices for basic commodities.

Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations, said yesterday that the impending price adjustments on prime necessities such as milk, noodles, and coffee will only justify the proposed additional wage increase for workers in the Western Visayas.

“Whatever gains in the decision to increase wages will be negated by the increase of prices of basic goods,” he said.