MERGE PURSUIT. Air Force helicopter gunships assisted the 62nd Infantry Battalion in the conduct of pursuit operations against the fleeing NPA rebels in Brgy. Sandayao, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, yesterday*

Local officials welcome
Oct. 5 school opening


President Rodrigo Duterte’s order moving the opening of classes to October 5 was welcomed by local officials yesterday, who said it would give the Department of Education more time to prepare for the new blended learning mode of teaching amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health crisis.

Blended learning is a combination of online distance learning and in-person delivery of education materials to the homes of learners due to the pandemic.

The president had said earlier he would only permit face-to-face classes once a Covid-19 vaccine is developed. moremoremore

Bacolod market worker
with Covid dies

A Bacolod City government employee, who worked at the Libertad Public Market, and had tested positive for COVID-19, died yesterday morning, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said.

An employee of the City Public Affairs and Assistance Division at the Bacolod City Government Center that is currently under lockdown has also tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, the vice mayor said the fatality was a 59-year-old market sweeper from Purok San Roque in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod. moremoremore


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4 Kadiwa markets in Bacolod
rake in P3.9M in sales – OPA

The four Negrense Kadiwa markets in Bacolod City have generated P3.9 million in sales, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday.

The Negrense Kadiwa market initiative kicked off on April 1 to capacitate food producers and consumers amid the stringent quarantine measures implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The first Kadiwa market operated at the Negros Food Terminal, and catered to online service delivery through rider companies. Other outlets are in Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Barangay Alijis, and at Petron Redemptorist.