A Philippine Air Force Fokker 28 plane delivered 44 boxes of assorted Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and medical supplies to the Bacolod Silay Airport, for COVID-19 frontliners in Negros Occidental, yesterday*
eyed in killing of Huelar
BY SHIELA G. GELERA
The police is eyeing a personal grudge and illegal
drugs in the killing
of former basketball star and Barangay 35 captain Manuel “Maui” Huelar
Jr. in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Thursday.
Bacolod City Police Office spokesperson, P/Lt. Col. Ariel Pico, said yesterday all angles are being considered but initial evidence showed the killing could be related to a personal grudge and illegal drugs, considering that Huelar had tagged several persons in the illegal drug trade.
He said Station 4 will exhaust efforts in investigating the case. If there is no progress, the case will be referred to the BCPO that will then ask for a recommendation from the Police Regional Office-6 on whether to create a task force or not, Pico said.
Capitol not easing guard vs. Covid-19: guv
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday allayed fears that the provincial
government is easing its guard against the spread of the
disease (COVID-19) in Negros Occidental with the executive order he
issued Thursday, and with the repatriation of Negrenses
other parts of the country.
The Department of Health announced yesterday that the COVID-19 positive cases in Western Visayas hit 45, with three new cases in Caluya, Antique. No new cases were reported in Negros Occidental whose lone COVID positive patient has recovered, and Bacolod City.
Lacson on Thursday signed Executive Order No. 20-20-B commencing the gradual transition from Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in Negros Occidental effective 12:01 a.m. of April 20.
CENECO to observe
number coding scheme
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The Central Negros
Electric Cooperative will observe a number coding scheme in the payment
Ceneco general manager Jose Taniongon, in an advisory, said the coop will strictly abide with the city’s executive order on the limitation in the mandatory use of the home quarantine pass in Bacolod.
Under the EO, Bacolod residents with quarantine passes ending in odd numbers 1,3,5,7, and 9 are allowed to go out of their homes from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for those with passes ending in even numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8.
Taniongon said Ceneco will implement the orders stipulated in the EO.