MERGE Silay City Councilors Lyndon Bernardo, Andrew John Penuela, Edwin John Dennis Velez, Vice Mayor Thomas Maynard Ledesma, Mayor Mark Golez, Councilor Maximo Javelona III and Councilor Ryan Gamboa (left to right) at the meeting of the Patag Development Management Authority in Brgy. Patag, Silay City.*


Two-week 8 to 4 curfew
starts tomorrow: mayor

BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Mayor Evelio Leonardia last night confirmed that an 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew in Bacolod will start tomorrow to help curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city.

Leonardia said he is issuing an executive order today that will impose the 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. two-week curfew from August 9 to 22.

The current curfew in Bacolod City is from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. moremoremore


Houses locked down,
police director on quarantine
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO & SHIELA G. GELERA

About 64 families in Purok Boulevard, Barangay 16, Bacolod City, were affected by a lockdown order implemented yesterday after a young couple tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Barangay Captain Andre Familiaran of Brgy. 13 said the COVID-positive couple, who are in their in their 20s, are registered in his barangay but live in Purok Boulevard, a reclaimed land that does not belong to any barangay and was not included during the mapping.

Territorially, Purok Boulevard falls under Barangay 16, he said. Familiaran said the couple had their swab test in a hospital where the wife delivered their child. moremoremore

 

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100 ICT students to get scholarships
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Some 100 Information Communications Technology students of STI-West Negros University will have a chance to finish their degrees, with the scholarship grants provided by the Negros Occidental provincial government and the school.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and STI WNU executive vice president, Mark Molina, signed the memorandum of understanding on the scholarship grants at the school lobby in Bacolod City Thursday.

Under the MOU, the “Employing ICT to Spur Economic Recovery” program is aimed at giving scholarships to the poor but deserving third year and fourth year students taking up ICT courses to help them finish their college education.