MERGE The distribution of the SAP grants began in Bacolod City yesterday*

SAP grants release starts,
excited senior citizen dies

The phase two distribution of the P1.3 billion Social Amelioration Program grants for Bacolod City residents began yesterday, and an excited senior citizen waiting for the release of her P6,000 share at the Barangay Villamonte gym, died.

Villamonte Barangay Captain Rommel Flores said Aurelia Magbanua, 87, of Purok Sabes, Villamonte, was rushed to a private hospital but she died past 11 a.m. yesterday.

Flores said Magbanua was accompanied by her daughter Melanie Regis, purok president of Sabes, to the gym to get her SAP. moremoremore

Kin of GSO worker test positive,
purok sealed off, BROC closed

The mother and sister of a COVID-19 positive Bacolod City government General Services Office (GSO) utility worker at the at Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports (BAYS) Center have also been infected by the virus, City Administrator Em Ang said yesterday.

The mother and the sister, who is also a utility worker at the BAYS Center, were confirmed to be COVID-19 positive yesterday, Ang said.

The sister who exhibited COVID-like symptoms and had suffered from a heart attack in 2018, and her mother who has hypertension and is in her 80’s, had been hospitalized even before the test results came out, Ang said. moremoremore


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Capitol releases P2.5M
for Kadiwa operations

The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over P2.5 million to an accredited non-government organization to manage and operate its Kadiwa market.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday led the turnover of a check to Reynic Alo, president of the Multi-Sectoral Alliance for Development, at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City. They were joined by Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino and supervising agriculturist Dina Genzola.

At the start of the lockdown, the Department of Agriculture rolled out “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” markets in Western Visayas to provide income to farmers, and to make fruits, vegetables, and fishery products accessible to residents even with the implementation of the community quarantine.