PDEA operatives and policemen arrested a dentist and recovered P35,000 worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.* (PDEA 6 photo)
Bikers, health workers
test positive for Covid
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
Five Talisay City bikers and three Bacolod healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares said while the Department of Health only listed four bikers from his city as COVID-19 positive yesterday, there is a fifth one whom the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital laboratory in Silay City confirmed to also have the virus.
Cops nab dentist in drug-bust
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A 50-year-old dentist and three other drug suspects were arrested by the police in separate buy-bust operations Sunday and yesterday in the cities of Silay, Talisay and Escalante, Negros Occidental.
Two drug suspects identified as Cristopher Lapore and Ma. Lenora Pelaez, both included in the police drug watch list, were apprehended yesterday by the police during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Estaca, Brgy. Lantad, Silay City.The arrest of Lapore and Pelaez yielded about seven grams of suspected shabu with a market value of P47,600, P500 in marked money, P328 in cash, a cellular phone and other items.
DTI to expand capacity
of dine-in restaurants
The Department of Trade and Industry will further increase the capacity of dine-in restaurants and fast-food establishments in general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified community quarantine (MGCQ) areas effective July 21.
DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said dine-in services will be allowed to open up to 50 percent in GCQ areas and up to 75 percent in MGCQ areas.At present, dine-in is only allowed up to 30 percent in GCQ areas and up to 50 percent in MGCQ areas.