MERGE The buses on board a roll-on roll-off vessel that finally brought 91 Negrense LSIs from Tabuelan, Cebu, home to Negros Occidental yesterday.*

NTF suspends return
of LSIs for two weeks


The National Task Force against COVID-19 has suspended the repatriation of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) to Negros Occidental, Bacolod City and Iloilo City for two weeks, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, NTF chairperson, said.

The memorandum received by the Negros Occidental and Bacolod City governments during the weekend said the 14-day temporary suspension was to start on Saturday (August 8).

Lorenzana said the NTF issued the suspension in response to the requests of the Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency Task Force and Regional Task Force for COVID-19. moremoremore

5 more positive for virus at CLMMRH

A doctor and four Information Technology employees at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City have tested positive for COVID-19, Dr. Julius Drilon, CLMMRH chief, said yesterday.

This brings to 11 the number of COVID-19 positive personnel at the CLMMRH after four doctors and two nurses also tested positive last week, he said.

They have tested about 130 for COVID-19 and 11 were positive for the virus and the rest negative, Drilon said. moremoremore


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MBCCI official issues tips
to keep businesses afloat

The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued tips on how to keep businesses afloat amid the economic recession due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of MBCCI, advised business owners to offer delivery services or connect with delivery service providers.

He recommended that the food stocks in the restaurant kitchens and freezers can be offered for sale at a discounted price, adding that they can convert their stocks to cash.