WOMEN POWER. The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division marked International Women's Day on March 9 at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, to give recognition to all women, especially those serving in the Armed Forces of the Philippines*
Panaad sa Negros festival
in danger of cancellation
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Following the issuance of a proclamation by President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a state of public health emergency due to the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) threat, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he will consult with the Negros Occidental mayors on whether or not, to push through the Panaad sa Negros Festival slated on April 20 to 26 this year.
Noting the local transmission of the dreaded Covid-19, Lacson, who spoke at the Women’s Month celebration in Silay City, said it is something that has to be considered now.
Cadiz bans public gatherings
amid Covid-19 threat
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
Cadiz City has issued a ban on public gatherings involving more than 100 persons amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) threat, its Mayor Salvador Escalante said yesterday.
The ban is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922, declaring a state of public health emergency, he said.In line with this, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19 of the city of Cadiz has resolved to implement a ban on public gatherings involving more than 100 persons, such as school events involving graduation rites, moving up or recognition ceremonies, sports events, and other public assemblies and activities until further notice, Escalante said.
Prepare contingency plans vs. outages,
biz leader urges Negros electric coops
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
Business leader Frank Carbon urged the power utility companies in Negros Occidental to prepare contingency measures to ensure that there is enough supply during the summer.
Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said yesterday that Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc., Northern Negros Electric Cooperative, and Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative should heed the call of the Department of Energy to prepare a summer contingency plan to avert power outages.He said the energy reserve in the Visayas grid has 300 to 400-megawatt of power for the year, but drops during the summer, leaving 150 to 250MW of supply.