MERGE A Philippine Airlines modified sweeper flight arrived at the Bacolod-Silay Airport at noon yesterday with 109 Negrense locally stranded individuals from Manila on board.*

Neg. Occ. loses P9.5B,
thousands of jobs: Albee

Former Rep. Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez yesterday stressed the urgent need for a Negros Occidental recovery plan with COVID-19 having caused about P9.57 billion in economic loss to the province.

What is alarming is about 976,000 jobs may be lost in Negros Occidental and 83,000 overseas Filipino workers have returned translating to a potential loss of P7 billion in remittances, Benitez, provincial consultant on economic affairs, said.

Benitez presented his road to recovery plan framework at a meeting with Negros Occidental officials, department and office heads, and hospital chiefs, led by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, and attended by Rep. Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City. moremoremore

WV Covid cases up by 33 more,
guv expects MGCQ to continue

Western Visayas has 33 new COVID-19 patients, five of whom are from Negros Occidental and one from Bacolod City, while contact tracing is ongoing for those who came in contact with eight Iloilo doctors who also tested positive for the virus, the Department of Health announced yesterday.

This brings the COVID-19 positive cases in Negros Occidental to 83 and 46 in Bacolod City, for a total of 129.

The DOH said 80 of the COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental and 35 in Bacolod City are Negrense overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who recently returned to the province from Manila and Cebu. moremoremore


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185 stores in Neg Occ
comply with SRPs: DTI

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Occidental said 185 establishments in the province comply with the suggested retail prices (SRPs) of basic necessities and primary commodities.

Based on its weekly report from June 16-22, the DTI monitored 20 stores selling flour, which has sufficient supply, except for Himamaylan City.

No stocks and insufficient supply of canned sardines were monitored in the supermarkets in the cities of San Carlos, Silay, Escalante, Sagay, and Victorias, the report said.