A Philippine Air Force Fokker 28 plane delivered  44 boxes of assorted Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and medical supplies to the Bacolod Silay Airport, for COVID-19 frontliners in  Negros Occidental, yesterday*

Drugs, personal grudge
eyed in killing of Huelar

The police is eyeing a personal grudge and illegal drugs in the killing of former basketball star and Barangay 35 captain Manuel “Maui” Huelar Jr. in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Thursday.

    Bacolod City Police Office spokesperson, P/Lt. Col. Ariel Pico, said  yesterday all angles are being considered but initial evidence showed the killing could be related to  a personal grudge and illegal drugs, considering that Huelar had tagged several persons in the illegal drug trade.

    He said Station 4 will exhaust efforts in investigating the case. If there is no progress, the case will be referred to the BCPO that will then ask for a recommendation from the Police Regional Office-6 on whether to create a task force or not, Pico said. moremoremore

Capitol not easing guard vs. Covid-19: guv

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday allayed fears that the provincial government is easing  its guard against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Negros Occidental with the executive order he issued Thursday,  and with the repatriation of Negrenses  stranded in other parts of the country.

        The Department of Health announced yesterday that the COVID-19 positive cases in Western Visayas hit 45, with three new cases in Caluya, Antique. No new cases were reported in Negros Occidental whose lone COVID positive patient has recovered,   and Bacolod City.

    Lacson on Thursday signed  Executive Order No. 20-20-B commencing the gradual transition from Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in Negros Occidental effective 12:01 a.m. of April 20. moremoremore


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CENECO to observe
number coding scheme


The Central Negros Electric Cooperative will observe a number coding scheme in the payment of bills.

    Ceneco general manager Jose Taniongon, in an advisory, said the coop will strictly abide with the city’s executive order on the limitation in the mandatory use of the home quarantine pass in Bacolod.    

      Under the EO, Bacolod residents with quarantine passes ending in odd numbers 1,3,5,7, and 9 are allowed to go out of their homes from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for those with passes ending in even numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8.

    Taniongon said Ceneco will implement the orders stipulated in the EO