MERGE Negrense locally stranded individuals from Cebu can only enter Negros Occidental through the government port in Escalante City* (Richard Malihan photo)

It’s just too dangerous,
safety measures taken
For returning LSIs from Cebu, guv says

The Negros Occidental provincial government is allowing only sweeper flights from Manila to land at the Bacolod Silay Airport, and is limiting the entry of Negrense locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Cebu to a government port in Escalante City.

There will be no sweeper flights from Cebu, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said at a press conference at the Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday.

Except for the Danao Port in Escalante City, LSIs from Cebu will not be allowed to enter any other port in Negros Occidental, it is just too dangerous now, he said. moremoremore

SP okays P97M for Covid-19 fight

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental unanimously approved yesterday the general fund supplemental budget number four amounting the P97,903, 500, for the purchase of equipment and re-agents for the Covid-19 testing laboratory at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

Board Member Rommel Debulgado, chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on Finance, who had moved for its approval, said that the budget came from the unobligated balance of P100 million special purpose appropriation for the construction and repair of TLJPH to accommodate Covid-19 patients.

Debulgado said the budget for construction and repair of TLJPH was reprogrammed for the use of the Covid-19 laboratory. moremoremore


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WV residents urged

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas continues to push for urban gardening to ensure food sufficiency amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Remelyn Recoter, director of DA Region 6, in the “Kadalag-an sang Agrikultura” webinar that was streamed on the agency’s Facebook page on Monday, said that urban agriculture is one way to mitigate the effects of the health emergency.

The DA is giving away vegetable seeds to the residents, especially those in the urban centers that have limited spaces.