disinfectionThe Bacolod Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office team disinfects Purok Sabes in Barangay Villamonte*


New Covid-19 cases trigger
seal off of 3 Bacolod areas
 
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Bacolod City sealed off three “ultra risk” areas yesterday following the recent announcement of two new COVID-19 positive patients in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.

    Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, chair of the Bacolod City Inter-Agency Task Force Against COVID-19, said the three sites sealed off are where the two virus-positive persons had been.

    Residents of the sealed-off areas cannot go out of their homes, the city government will bring them their needs, he said.

    A 69-year-old resident of Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, who died at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital on April 9 was declared COVID-19 positive by the Department of Health Tuesday.moremoremore


SAP, 4Ps beneficiaries
nabbed for drugs, gambling
BY
GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Eleven beneficiaries of the Special Amelioration Program (SAP) grants of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) were arrested by the police during a buy-bust operation and in a drive against illegal gambling in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, police chief Lt. Col. Eduardo Corpuz reported yesterday.

    The arrest of Maricar Dolendo and Jerson Miranda during a buy-bust operation in Villa Miranda, Brgy. 6-A, Victorias City, yielded two grams of suspected shabu, estimated to have a market value of P20,000, marked money of P400, and P2,000 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs, police records showed.

    Before their arrest, Corpuz said that Dolendo and Miranda each received P6,000 cash grants under the SAP. moremoremore

 

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PhilHealth to release

P1.6B in hospital aid
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. will release an initial P1.6 billion to various healthcare institutions that applied for funds under its Interim Reimbursement Mechanism program.

    IRM is PhilHealth’s financial aid to partner health institutions affected by natural and manmade calamities that have devastating effects on their abilities to continuously provide healthcare and serve the public.

    The allocation is part of its P30 billion assistance package to healthcare institutions in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019.