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The 303rd Infantry Brigade gives full military honors to three slain soldiers at  the Bacolod Silay Airport yesterday.


Dead Villamonte resident
tests positive for Covid-19
 
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia was informed late yesterday that a 69-year-old Bacolod resident, who died at the Corazon LocsinMontelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod on April 9, tested positive for coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19).

The patient from Barangay Villamonte was admitted at the CLMMRH suffering from diarrhea, he said.

Dr. Julius Drilon, CLMMRH chief, said when the 69-year-old arrived at their emergency room at 2:30 a.m. of April 9, which was Holy Thursday, he had been suffering from diarrhea for two days and was moderately dehydrated.

“The patient was admitted to the ward and arrested at 6:30 a.m., CPR was administered on him, but he died at 7 a.m.,” Drilon said.moremoremore


Slain soldiers get military honors 
BY
GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The three Army fallen heroes of Negros Occidental were accorded  full military honors by the 303rd Infantry Brigade led by Col. Inocencio Pasaporte during a send-off ceremony at the Bacolod Silay Airport yesterday, before their remains were returned to their families.

The remains of  2Lt. Ralf Amante Abibico and  PFC Carl Venice Bustamante were  airlifted by a Philippine Air Force C295 cargo plane to   General Santos and the Clark International Airport, to be  delivered to their homes in Surallah, South Cotabato, and Bauko, Mountain Province, Maj. Franco Ver Lopez, 303IB Civil Military Operations officer, said.

The  remains of Cpl. Joel Nobleza was brought by an Air Force UH-IH helicopter to Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, for delivery to his residence  in Jamindan, Capiz. moremoremore

 

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Noneco rates up, Noceco down
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Northern Negros Electric Cooperative has slightly increased its rates this April, while consumers of Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative can save on their bills with a decrease in its charges.

    Paul Almedelia, Noneco corporate planning department manager, said there is a slight increase of P.0858 per kilowatt hour (kWh) this month, from P10.7079 per kWh in March to P10.7937.

    The adjustment was attributed to the generation cost that increased by P0.1042 due to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market price, as well as the increase of P0.0208 in the transmission cost and system loss charge.