MERGE Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Bacolod City Administrator Em Ang, and Philippine Red Cross officials with the molecular laboratory medical technicians yesterday*

Bishop, other groups
seek justice for Zara
Police eye 2 angles, CHR to join probe

A personal grudge and affiliation with progressive groups are the angles being looked into by the police in the killing of activist leader Zara Alvarez, who was gunned down in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City Monday night.

P/Maj. Richard Fajarito, Station 3 chief, said yesterday that a lone gunman and a driver of a motorcycle are being eyed as suspects in the death of Alvarez, of Cadiz City in Negros Occidental.

Alvarez, 39, had bought barbeque and was on her way home with her two board mates, one of whom was a minor, when the suspects tailed them and shot Alvarez in a dimly-lit area of Sta. Maria Street in Eroreco Subdivision, Fajarito said. moremoremore

Covid causes Hall of Justice closure

The Bacolod Hall of Justice will be closed until Sunday due to exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 individual, Executive Judge Edgar Tupas said in a notice released yesterday.

Those who came in contact with the COVID-positive male employee have already quarantined themselves, a source said.

Pursuant to the authority granted by the Office of the Court Administrator as well as the request of the Bacolod City government, all branches of the Bacolod City Regional Trial Court, Municipal Trial Court in Cities, and the Offices of the Clerk and the Philippine Mediation Center Bacolod City Unit at the Bacolod Hall of Justice were closed starting yesterday, Tupas said. moremoremore


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NegOcc gets 21K bags of hybrid seeds

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas has completed the distribution of hybrid seeds under its Rice Resiliency Project to local government units in the region, with Negros Occidental getting more than 21,000 bags.

It delivered a total of 68,234 bags of hybrid seeds to LGUs, with 30,626 bags to be distributed to 24,463 farmers.

Iloilo province received the bulk of the seed allocation at 32,579 bags, followed by Negros Occidental with 21,364, Antique with 9,675, Aklan with 2,705, Capiz with 1,470, and Guimaras with 441 bags.