MERGE The Bacolod-Silay Airport is implementing the “No Face Mask, No Face Shield, No Entry” policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19* (CAAP Bacolod photo)

Another brgy head, wife
test positive for Covid-19

Barangay Captain Rosinie Distrito of Brgy. Singcang in Bacolod City confirmed that he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, but assured his constituents of the continued services of the barangay.

Meanwhile, Team B of the Task Force Disiplina temporarily suspended its operations after a 61-year-old male member was found dead in his house along the highway of Fuentebella Subdivision in Brgy. Taculing, Sunday.

In his Facebook page, Distrito said that after he felt ill Saturday, he and his wife Jade decided to undergo COVID-19 tests, and their positive results came out Wednesday. moremoremore

Bishop suspends masses for a week
4 more deaths in Bacolod, Negros – DOH

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon said yesterday that he is suspending the celebration of masses in churches throughout the Diocese of Bacolod from August 24 to August 30 in solidarity with frontliners battling the spread of COVID-19.

Buzon, in his Circular Letter 2020-011, said this is the response of the Diocese of Bacolod to the call for help made by the medical societies in Bacolod and Negros with regard to limiting mass mobility and gatherings as concrete measures of addressing the continuing spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Negros Occidental had 19 new COVID-19 cases yesterday for a total of 868 and three new deaths for a total of seven, the Department of Health reported yesterday. moremoremore


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SRA vows more efficient SIDA programs

Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica said he “will keep pushing for faster and more efficient implementation of Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) programs”.

The assurance was made in a hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture and Food, held through Zoom, yesterday, a press release from SRA said.

Issues on the implementation of the SIDA programs, which have resulted in the slow utilization of funds, and possible amendments to the SIDA law to strengthen the sugarcane industry, were discussed at the hearing.