The stranded Negros Occidental and Bacolod seafarers
arrive at the BREDCO port last night*
ECQ, city officials ask NIATF
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
A resolution urgently appealing to the National
Inter-Agency Task Force
(NIATF) to allow the Bacolod City government to extend the enhanced
community quarantine (ECQ) to May 15, was unanimously approved by the
Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod yesterday.
"The Sangguniang Panlungsod, in a unanimous vote, joined me and Congressman Greg Gasataya in our appeals to President Duterte for the extension of the ECQ in our city until May 15," Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who thanked the SP for its resolution, said.
The resolution authored by Councilor Renecito Novero said that while there were only two known COVID-19 positive patients in Bacolod City, at the time the mayor issued Executive Order No. 26, series of 2020 on March 27 placing Bacolod City under ECQ, the number increased to nine COVID-19 positive cases with two deaths as of yesterday.
SP okays P155.2M for virus fight;
We’re bracing for the worst - PHO
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
The Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved a
supplemental budget yesterday, of which P155,247,332 will be used to
boost the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Vice
Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said.
Approved was P100 million for the repair of the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City to accommodate COVID-19 patients and persons under monitoring and investigation, he said.
Also approved was P50 million for the purchase of equipment, reagents and kits for the COVID-19 testing laboratory at TLJPH, and P5,247,332 for the preparation of the Yolanda housing project in Cadiz City as another quarantine site for the province, Ferrer added.
NEDA 6 readies rehab plan
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The National Economic and
Development Authority in Western Visayas is preparing the coronavirus
disease 2019 rehabilitation and recovery plan for the region.
Ro-Ann Bacal, NEDA 6 director, said regional line agencies, local government units, and state universities and colleges in Western Visayas were asked to identify critical issues, challenges and concerns faced by their respective sectors during the pandemic, and to review and redesign programs, projects, and activities to strengthen the region’s resilience in future emergencies.
They were also asked to estimate budgetary requirements in the implementation of priority programs and projects that will be incorporated in the second semester of 2020, and in the next three years.