MERGE HERO REMEMBERED. Bacolod City officials led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia at the celebration of the 159th birthday of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal at the Bacolod Rizal Park, yesterday*

8 more positive for Covid

Eight more locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Negros Occidental, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday.

Their results were based on tests conducted at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital molecular laboratory in Silay City.

Of the five LSIs who tested positive, four came from Cebu and one from Manila, and are asymptomatic. moremoremore

Fastcraft operations start,
influx of passengers seen

More passengers are expected to travel by sea today as the three fast crafts plying the Bacolod and Iloilo routes will finally resume operations, Frank Carbon, operator of Weesam Express, said yesterday.

Under the “new normal”, Weesam Express, Ocean Fast Ferries Inc., and SuperCat Fast Ferry Corp. will each operate two round trips every day, he said.

The first trip from Bacolod to Iloilo will be at 5:45 a.m. while the last trip will be at 4:45 p.m., he said. moremoremore


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Imported meat helped in relief
response amid Covid-19: Pampi

The Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (Pampi) said imported meat products helped the country continue the manufacturing of processed meat, ensuring sufficient food supply amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

In a letter to Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar dated June 18, Pampi said its members produced 256.2 million canned goods from March to May amid the lockdown measures implemented by the government.

On top of this, around 3.7 million kilograms of frozen processed meat were manufactured and distributed through different channels.