Bacolod City firefighters gathered in front of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital yesterday to honor doctors, nurses, and other frontliners who continue to risk their lives in the battle against COVID-19*
as OFWs start returning
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
The return of stranded Negrense overseas Filipino
workers (OFWs) to
Negros Occidental will begin tomorrow and safety precautions are in
place to ensure that they are coronavirus disease (COVID-19) free,
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday.
“We will not allow them to roam freely and mingle with society, we have to isolate them first,” Diaz said.
Thirty-five OFWs and 17 Bureau of Fire Protection new recruits will arrive from Cebu today and will be quarantined for 14 days at the Yolanda housing village in EB Magalona, he said.
Of the 35, he said 19 are from Bacolod City.
DSWD allots P588M for Bacolod
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday appealed to the Department
Social Services and Development to honor the original number of 103,658
family-beneficiaries for the government’s social amelioration grant.
Leonardia made the appeal after local services head Pacita Tero said that the number of beneficiary-families in Bacolod was slashed to 98,143 families.
The Bacolod mayor protested the reduction and has sought the help of DSWD regional director Evelyn Macapobre on the matter.
"It was made clear to us previously that the quota of 103,658 families excludes those already enjoying their social amelioration grants, such as 4Ps beneficiaries, and those receiving similar grants from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Labor and Employment,” Leonardia said.
Kadiwa markets generate P1.5M
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
Local farmers generated
P1,514,728 in sales at the Kadiwa markets, barely two weeks after their
establishment in the region, Remelyn Recoter, Department of Agriculture
in Western Visayas director, said yesterday.
The DA has rolled out Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita marketing initiatives in Western Visayas to provide income to farmers, and to make fruits, vegetables, and fishery products accessible to residents even with the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine, she said.
In Negros Occidental, the DA partnered with the provincial government and the Eco Agri Foundation in organizing the “Negrense: Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” market, that provides marketing convenience to residents of Bacolod City through the use of digital media platforms, Recoter said.