MERGE NEW NORMAL. Masks in different colors being sold at the Silay City public market to match one’s outfit.* (Aeson Tronco Baldevia photo)

Another Bacoleño OFW
positive for COVID-19
‘3 hit by virus in Oriental came from Bacolod’

A repatriated overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the 15th confirmed case in Bacolod City, the City Health Office announced yesterday.

The CHO is also investigating a report that three of six new COVID-19 positive cases in Negros Oriental yesterday had come from Bacolod City, Dr. Ma Carmela Gensoli, Bacolod City Health Office head, said.

Bacolod COVID-19 Case No. 15 is a 38-year-old male cruise ship nurse who returned to the Philippines from Miami, Florida, the CHO reported. moremoremore

SP questions rise in electricity rates

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod has passed a resolution expressing strong opposition to the increase of electricity rates of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative and requesting the Energy Regulatory Commission to look into the matter and take the necessary action to stop it.

The resolution, authored by Councilor Simplicia Distrito, said that complaints about the sudden increase of electricity bills flooded social media platforms and has reached the SP office.

CENECO recently announced a power rate adjustment of P0.53 or from P10.6608 to P11.1923 per kilowatt hour. moremoremore


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Exec: More consumers complaining
against Ceneco’s ‘sudden’ rate hike

More consumers of Central Negros Electric Cooperative have aired out their complaints against the “sudden increase” in the power rate charges during the lockdown, Wennie Sancho of consumer group Power Watch Negros, said yesterday.

He said more than 20 individuals have approached him to complain that there was a surge in their electric bills for the months of April and May.

The Facebook page of the DAILY STAR was also flooded with complaints from consumers.