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Mayors reopen borders
to Negros, Panay travel


Sea travel between Negros and Panay will resume today with the reopening of their borders yesterday.

Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the closure of the borders of Iloilo City to travelers from Bacolod and Negros effective yesterday after Riverside Medical Center Inc. (RMCI) issued an advisory Monday that its isolation facility, which is specially designated for the admission and treatment of COVID-19 patients, had reached its full capacity.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, in response, ordered the closure of Bacolod’s borders to passengers coming from Iloilo City, Iloilo province and the whole of Panay, including Guimaras. moremoremore

36 LSIs test positive for Covid-19
2Go arrivals temporarily suspended

Thirty-five Negrense locally stranded individuals and one Bacolodnon, who recently returned to Negros Occidental, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Department of Health reported yesterday.

Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the bulk of the LSIs who tested positive were among the more than 1,500 who returned to the province on 2GO vessels arranged by the national Inter Agency Task Force in the last four days without prior notice and coordination.

The Negros Occidental provincial government has asked the IATF to temporarily suspend the arrival of LSIs by 2GO vessels until the province can clear its quarantine facilities of those who recently arrived. moremoremore


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Time to go ‘kamayan’?
The raging bull
No time to waste


Qualifications of farmers’ coop
to distribute power evaluated

Power Watch Negros had reached out to the farmers’ cooperative following its application for an electric distribution franchise in Negros Island, as the group continues to evaluate whether or not the proposed takeover will benefit the consumers.

Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of Power Watch, in a letter to the board of directors of the Gamboa Hermanos Farmers Cooperative dated July 22, said their group is evaluating the merits of changing the electric franchise distributor in central Negros, including Bacolod City.

He questioned the farmers’ coop on how it can improve the delivery of electric service to the people of Bacolod and central Negros, and its technical and management qualifications to deliver on these improvements.