MERGE Two died and five were injured when this vehicle smashed into a house in Brgy. Napoles, Bago City, Negros Occidental, Sunday night.*

BQPH inaugurates
Covid-19 lab today


The Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital is inaugurating its bio molecular diagnostic laboratory this morning, which has the capacity to conduct 120 COVID-19 tests per day, Dr. Evangeline Johnson, BQMH chairperson, said yesterday.

The laboratory is expected to begin operations on Monday after a memorandum of agreement with the Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo is signed, which is required for the issuance of a license, Johnson said.

The molecular laboratory was built along the strict Department of Health guidelines and is located in an isolated brand new building within the hospital premises, she said. moremoremore

2 killed, 5 injured in Bago

Two persons died, and five others were injured, when a vehicle smashed into a concrete house and hit a tree Sunday night in Brgy. Napoles, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

Bago City police investigation showed that Joseph Bagatela lost control of his Toyota Vios sedan, that had six passengers, while running from east to west direction, bumped a concrete house and also hit a mahogany tree.

As a result, Bagatela and his passengers identified as Raffy Jalea, Jojet Quilantang, Rommel Jalea, Judy Abello, Ronaldo Sudoy and Joemarie Odane were all injured and were brought to the Bago City District Hospital by a responding rescue team for treatment of their injuries. moremoremore


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Why masks are musts
With a certain flourish


Sugarcane, rice inter-cropping
practice in Negros Occ. lauded

The chair of the Mindanao Development Authority lauded Negros Occidental’s practice on inter-cropping of sugarcane and rice to maximize the utilization of sugarcane areas and to mitigate the impact of rice deficit in the province.

Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol, also former secretary of the Department of Agriculture, said he learned about the experiment of the provincial government, the Sugar Regulatory Administration, and Philippine Rice Research Institute on the inter-cropping of sugarcane and rice during his recent trip to the province to check on a project in Murcia town.

The model farms are at the SRA research area in La Granja, La Carlota, a block farm in Aranda, Hinigaran, a private farm in Sagasa, Bago City, and another block farm in Talisay City, Piñol said in a Facebook post.