MERGE Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson distributing roses to the female Capitol employees at rites to kick off Women’s Month at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, yesterday.*

20 on COVID-19 watch

The City Health Office has placed 20 persons under monitoring (PUMs) for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Bacolod, Dr. Grace Tan, spokesperson of the City’s Interagency Task Force Against the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), said yesterday.

However, Tan said there are no persons under investigation (PUIs) in Bacolod City hospitals for COVID-19.

She said that out of the 20 PUMs, only one is a foreigner. moremoremore

Guv leaving ban on vessels to LGUs

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday foreign sea vessels docking at Negros Occidental ports are mostly cargo vessels, and he is leaving it to local government units hosting these ports to decide whether to ban them or not.

What is important is that the Department of Health protocol is followed in dealing with people on board these vessels to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), he said.

The Negros Occidental Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr. said the executive order issued by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia banning vessels from China, Hong Kong and Macau from docking in Bacolod seaports to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is in consonance with existing laws and a Department of Health circular. moremoremore


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US-based company interested
in Neg.Occ. blue crab industry

Local businessmen in Negros Occidental are preparing their concrete business plan for possible impact investment on the blue swimming crabs of the province, business leader Frank Carbon said yesterday.

Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that Meloy Fund, which uses its capital to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses to create positive economic, social, and environmental impact, has signified its interest in the province’s blue swimming crab industry as a possible investment opportunity.

He said that its members, who are into the blue crab industry, are now drafting their feasibility study, that is expected to be completed in two months.