MERGE MOVED. Twenty-six Negrense seafarers were transferred from the Negros Occidental Healing Center in EB Magalona to Go Hotels in Bacolod City yesterday.* (Richard Malihan photo)

Police nab mourners
for quarantine violation

Fourteen of about 100 mourners, who participated in a burial procession in Brgy. 4, Pulupandan, were arrested on Sunday by the police for violation of the quarantine order and Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code, or resistance and disobedience to a person in authority.

PCapt. Junji Liba, officer-in-charge of the Pulupandan Police Station, yesterday said that the family of the deceased had been repeatedly advised to limit the number of those attending the burial to their immediate relatives but they chose to ignore it.

Concerned barangay officials also reminded the family of the quarantine orders but they were also ignored, Liba said. moremoremore

Former city vet
survives Covid ordeal

“It was only Jesus and me in the Intensive Care Unit.”

That is how Dr. Adelo Daroy, former Bacolod City government veterinarian, described his battle with COVID-19 at the Ocean Medical Center in New Jersey, USA, where he recovered from what he described as a “terrible ordeal”.

He was discharged from the hospital Thursday last week to cheers and applause from the hospital staff gathered in what they call a “Hope Huddle”, as they held up a sign that said “250th keep getting better.” moremoremore


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Negros Occidental braces
for possible rice scarcity

The provincial government of Negros Occidental is now preparing for a possible scarcity of rice as it is expecting lesser supply of the commodity in the next two months, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday.

Masculino revealed this during the “Forum on Food Security” at the Bishop’s House in Bacolod City, that was attended by Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon and several priests, and initiated by the diocese.

Masculino was joined by Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena, PVO Animal Protection chief Joselito Jaballa, Bacolod City Agriculturist Goldwyn Nifras, and Food Security Committee chair Maphilindo Polvora, who is also the head of the City Assessor's Office.