SEIZED. One of two fishing boats intercepted by the Philippine Coast Guard  for alleged illegal  fishing in the waters of Maca Reef, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Wednesday .*

Bacolod ECQ extended

Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday issued Executive Order No. 34 Series of 2020 extending the Enhanced Community Quarantine  (ECQ) in Bacolod City  up to May 15.

President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday  approved the appeal of the city government officials  to extend the  ECQ, after the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging  Infectious Diseases early this week  recommended that the city go on General Community  Quarantine.

Leonardia said the ECQ will take effect until 11:59 p.m. of May 15.

On April 28, the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution appealing to the national IATF to allow Bacolod to extend its ECQ.moremoremore

Neg. Occ. now under GCQ

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued Executive Order No. 20-23, Series of 2020 yesterday placing the entire province of Negros Occidental under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting today until 11:59 p.m. of May 15.

    This is in compliance with the national  Inter Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases resolution classifying Negros Occidental  as a moderate risk province where a GCQ should be implemented starting May 1, he said.

    Under the GCQ, any person below 21 years old, those who are 60 years old and above, have health risks, or are pregnant are required to remain in their residences at all times, except for obtaining essential goods and services when indispensable, if they are employed in permitted industries and offices, living alone or providing care to persons with disabilities. moremoremore


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Farmers urged: Register
to avail of DA programs


Farmers in Negros Occidental are urged to enlist in the Department of Agriculture’s Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) to access the government’s agriculture-related programs and services.

    Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said that, so far, only 30,000 farmers have registered in the database.

    He said that farmers should go to their respective city and municipal agriculturists so they can have their names enlisted.

    The RSBSA is a database containing basic information of farmers and fisherfolk, and members of DA-accredited farmer organizations.