MERGE Majority of the patients treated at the Bacolod Respiratory Outpatient Center yesterday were from the towns and cities of Negros Occidental*

Raps filed vs. two
prov’l officials, EA
It’s a retaliatory move: Diaz

A Negros Occidental provincial government lawyer has filed cases against two officials and an executive assistant of the province before the Office of the Ombudsman.

Attorney IV Roxenne Sumanting of the Provincial Legal Office (PLO) in a letter to Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson Wednesday said she filed criminal and administrative cases against Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr., and Executive Assistant II Chery Sheil Valenzuela before the Office of the Ombudsman.

Diaz denied the allegations hurled against him, saying he believes Sumanting’s complaint against him is a clear retaliatory move to the show cause orders he issued in behalf of the governor against lawyers of the Provincial Legal Office. moremoremore

10 more test positive for Covid-19

The Department of Health announced yesterday that there are nine new COVID-19 positive patients in Negros Occidental and one in Bacolod City.

All 10 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) are facility quarantined, the DOH also said.

The nine new cases bring to 77 the total number of COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, Charina Magallanes-Tan, Negros Occidental COVID-19 Incident Command Center spokesperson, said. moremoremore


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Credit financing eyed to stir economy

Rep. Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) is looking for ways to access capital to help stir the local economy affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

He met with Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II, and representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry, Development Bank of the Philippines, and Land Bank of the Philippines Wednesday night to “discuss ways and means to help jumpstart the local economy direly affected by the pandemic.”

Benitez said one potential source discussed was accessing capital through credit financing.