MERGE The police caught 466 violators in the simultaneous operations against those not wearing face masks and practicing social distancing in Bacolod City on Thursday*

Cops probe 3 angles
in businessman’s slay

Three angles are being looked into in the killing of businessman Roland Tan in front of his establishment at Narra Street in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Thursday afternoon.

P/Maj. Renante Jomocan, Station 4 chief, said yesterday that all angles are being considered but, so far, the business, personal grudge, and Tan’s name implicated in illegal drugs motives are being investigated.

The family of Tan waived the request for an autopsy on the body of the victim, Jomocan said. moremoremore

Sugar industry can help
in Covid recovery, DA told

Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica has informed Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar of the call for government to boost the sugar industry’s potential to speed up the country’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, Serafica endorsed the letter of National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP) president Enrique Rojas to Dar where he raised his concern about the threat of COVID-19 to the livelihood of the Filipino people.

Rojas said he believes that the sugar industry and the whole agriculture sector present a unique opportunity to speed up the country’s economic recovery amid this pandemic, Serafica told Dar. moremoremore


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Noceco, Noneco decrease rates

The Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative and the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative have decreased their rates this month.

Jonas Discaya, general manager of Noceco, said the new residential rate for this month is P8.5426 per kilowatt hour (kWh), or a decrease of P0.5139 per kWh, from P9.0565 per kWh in April.

He said the main driver of the lower electricity rates is the P0.4653 per kWh reduction in the generation charge, from P4.5204 to P4.0551 per kWh.