MERGE VIRUS BATTLE. Disinfection activities versus the spread of COVID-19 continue in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, that is now under General Community Quarantine.*

4 seafarers in Negros,
Bacolod Covid positive


Western Visayas has 11 new COVID-19 positive cases, including four seafarers who were repatriated to Negros Occidental and Bacolod City last week, the Department of Health reported yesterday.

The four who had been stranded in Manila arrived at the Bacolod Real Estate and Development Corp. (BREDCO) port in Bacolod City on board a 2Go Malasakit Voyage on April 28 along with 51 other seafarers and were immediately placed under quarantine.

The four seafarers are asymptomatic, which means they are not manifesting any symptoms of the virus. moremoremore

‘ABS-CBN closure
sad day for democracy’

“It is another sad day for Philippine democracy.”

That is how Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon yesterday described government’s shutting down of the country’s largest broadcast network, ABS-CBN, Tuesday.

Buzon, other Church leaders, media groups and officials in Bacolod City scored the National Telecommunications Commission for issuing a cease-and-desist order against ABS-CBN amid the COVID-19 pandemic when dissemination of information is vital. moremoremore


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When mosquitoes were safe
To be credible


DOLE assists 20,006 workers in WV

Some 20,000 private sector workers in Western Visayas have already availed of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program.

The DOLE Region 6 yesterday said more than P100-million in financial assistance was disbursed to 20,006 workers in 1,061 business establishments in the region.

Under CAMP, workers in the formal sector will receive a one-time financial assistance of P5,000.