MERGE Residents of Brgy. Canlandog, Murcia, denounced the NPA’s violent activities during a peace rally, Friday.*

2 NPA local leaders,
134 others surrender

Two ranking leaders of the New People’s Army surrendered yesterday, while 134 members and rebel supporters abandoned the armed struggle and yielded Friday to the Philippine Army in Negros Island.

Among the surenderees were two siblings, who also surrendered a .30 caliberM1garand rifle and a .45 caliber pistol to the Army.

Lt. Col. Melvin Flores, 62nd Infantry Battalion commander, also reported last night the surrender of a couple, occupying key positions in the Central Negros Front 2 of the New People’s Army, that was facilitated by his unit and the Isabela Police Station. moremoremore

6 more Covid-19 positive

The Department of Health in Western Visayas announced five new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) positive cases in Negros Occidental and one in Bacolod City during the weekend.

Five of those who tested positive were overseas Filipino workers and one was a locally stranded individual (LSI) from Manila.

“The increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the province can be attributed to the recent influx of our repatriated OFWs and LSIs,” Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. moremoremore


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‘Reverse move on poultry import’

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has asked Agriculture Secretary William Dar to reverse the move of the Bureau of Animal Industry to import poultry, saying it will have a negative impact on the local raisers.

The governor said he is one with the poultry raisers in opposing the move, as he suggested that instead of promoting importation, “we should support local and buy local.”

He said the province has over 1,000 metric tons of surplus chicken annually.