INSPECTION. A K9 team checks the cargoes at the Bacolod Ceres South Terminal at Lopez Jaena Street in Bacolod City, yesterday* (PDEA-6 photo)
Capitol offices on lockdown
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The offices of the vice-governor and board members, as well as the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall located at the southwing of the Provincial Capitol building in Bacolod City were placed on lockdown yesterday as precautionary measures, after a member of the staff of a board member tested positive for Covid-19, Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said.
Ferrer said that his office and the offices of the board members and the SP session hall will be temporarily closed for disinfection, maybe for a week, if there is no infection among other SP staff members.
Flights suspended until Aug. 15
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
Flights to and from Negros Occidental will be suspended starting today until August 15 in compliance with the modified enhanced community quarantine guidelines imposed by the national government in Metro Manila.
In an advisory yesterday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines in Bacolod City said that the Manila-Bacolod-Manila flights of Cebu Pacific Air and AirAsia will be cancelled due to the restrictions brought by the MECQ status of Metro Manila.Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the two airlines have also informed them yesterday of the cancellation of flights.
NEDA slammed over study
on sugar industry reform
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The National Federation of Sugarcane Planters slammed the National Economic and Development Authority for its sugar industry reform study.
The “Study on Institutional Reform in the Philippine Sugar Industry”, that was conducted by Brain Trust: Knowledge and Options for Sustainable Development for NEDA, was presented recently in a virtual forum attended by representatives from the government and private sector.In the forum, NFSP was represented by lawyer Iñaki Larrazabal Jr., vice president for Eastern Visayas and president of the Ormoc Sugarcane Planters Association, and lawyer Roy Bernar Fiel, OSPA vice president.