MERGE LONG LINES. Traffic built up at border check-up points in Bacolod City, yesterday, as the police conducted strict checking of passes* (Florentino Azucena photo)

Negrense, 3 other OFWs
from WV Covid-positive

Four more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated to Western Visayas, including a Negrense, on a 2Go Malasakit Voyage on April 28 have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Health announced yesterday.

A 45-year-old male from Talisay City is the third Negros Occidental repatriate, among those who arrived on April 28, to have tested positive for COVID-19.

The 45-year-old, who is currently asymptomatic, arrived in Manila on March 19 from Brazil and Qatar, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lascon said. moremoremore

Big time oil price hike today

Oil players are set to implement a big-time increase in fuel prices starting today.

In separate advisories, Chevron (Caltex), Flying V, Petro Gazz, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Seaoil, and Shell will hike diesel prices by P1.90 per liter and P2 per liter for gasoline.

Chevron, Flying V, Seaoil, and Shell also announced increments on kerosene prices by P1.25 per liter. moremoremore


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NegOcc continues fight vs. ASF

Negros Occidental continues its efforts against the African swine fever amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Ryan Janoya, head of the Animal Health and Meat Inspection Services Division of the Provincial Veterinary Office, said personnel continuously man ports and checkpoints in borders to ensure that no undocumented live pigs and pork products from ASF-affected areas, such as Luzon and Mindanao, enter the province.

“We have been closely monitoring our ports and borders. We are focused on incoming cargoes and container vans,” he said.