MERGE Zara Reboton Alvarez after she was gunned down at Maria Street, Eroreco Subdivision in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, last night*


Activist leader gunned down
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

A local activist leader was gunned down at Sta. Maria Street, Eroreco Subdivision in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, at about 7 last night.

Killed was Zara Reboton Alvarez, 39, of Cadiz City in Negros Occidental, an advocacy officer of the Negros Island Health Integrated Program for Community Development and a Karapatan member.

The police said Alvarez was initially identified by her board mates as a certain Sarah Rebuton of Cadiz, but her family members and friends later confirmed her identity. moremoremore


2 Bacolod brgy
captains Covid-positive
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Two barangay captains in Bacolod City, a staff member of a city councilor and a school janitor have tested positive for COVID-19.

Aside from Banago Barangay Captain Ricky Mijares and Mansilingan Barangay Captain Rodolfo Pico and his son, a female staff member of Councilor Ana Marie Palermo and a janitor of the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) also tested positive for COVID-19.

Pico said his 22-year-old son also tested positive for COVID-19 while five members of his household are scheduled to undergo swab tests today. These include his wife, two helpers and two caregivers of his parents, who live in another house. moremoremore

 

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Biz leader bats for strict health
protocols in markets, terminals
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Local business leader Frank Carbon is urging the city government and establishment owners to implement strict health protocols to curb the local transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019.

“Our measures and cure should be evidence and data-based as to where and how community transmissions are happening,” Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.

He added, “This way, our measures will be on target, sustainable and will have long term and permanent effects.”