MERGE A nCoV information center is up in front of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital administration building in Dumaguete City.*


Degamo suspends classes
Homebound learning for Silliman U
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA & RENE GENOVE

Classes for pre-school pupils to senior high school students at Silliman University in Dumaguete City , Negros Oriental, will be conducted online starting today as part of its preventive measures against the novel coronavirus.

Governor Roel Degamo has also ordered the suspension of classes in all public schools in Negros Oriental today until February 7.

The suspension of classes at all levels is a precaution against n CoV, the governor said in his Executive Order issued yesterday. moremoremore


Three quarantined at CLMMRH,
5 students being monitored, too
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

There are now three persons in Negros Occidental, under investigation for suspected 2019 novel coronavirus (nCov), who have been placed under quarantine at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang said yesterday.

Tumimbang said the latest Person Under Investigation (PUI) for suspected nCoV, a woman, recently returned to Bacolod City and was reported to have come from Hong Kong.

The two other PUIs are a 43-year-old Canadian and a 12-year-old Filipino. moremoremore

 

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BSP ok’s P3.360B in loans
for Bacolod, NegOcc LGUs
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved P3.360 billion worth of loans for five localities in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, for its various infrastructure projects.

The approved loans included that of Bacolod City with P1.7 billion for the construction of the MassKara Coliseum, development of Progreso Village relocation site, development and renovation of the Bacolod City College, and rehabilitation of various roads and bridges.

Also approved was the loan of the Negros Occidental provincial government, at P1.2 billion, for the construction of the new Provincial Administration Center, upgrading of the Hinoba-an District Hospital, and acquisition of various furniture, facilities, and equipment for the Mambukal Convention Center, Negros First Hostel, and the Negros First Food Terminal.