MERGE Market vendors at the Libertad Public Market in Bacolod City being tested for COVID-19*


1,786 market vendors
in city tested for Covid
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

About 1,786 public market vendors participated in the surveillance testing conducted in the three major public markets in Bacolod City Saturday to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), City Administrator Em Ang said yesterday.

Ang said the total number of vendors who participated in the program in Libertad Market were 695, Burgos Market - 600 and Central Market - 491 or a total of 1,786 of the more than 1,200 who confirmed they would undergo the test Thursday.

The program is part of the interventions of the city to stop the increase in the number of COVID-positive cases in Bacolod, she said. moremoremore


Cop dies, 4 injured in mishap
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

A policeman died while four others were injured after two tricycles collided at the Vista Alegre access road in Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The fatality was identified as Patrolman Ivan Ray dela Cruz, 25, assigned at the Boracay Police Station in Malay, Aklan, and a resident of Barangay Villamonte in Bacolod, P/Capt. Eufracio Javines, Station 7 chief, said yesterday.

Dela Cruz died in a hospital at about 5 a.m. yesterday, Javines said. moremoremore

 

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Ensure sustainable prod’n,
Murcia coffee farmers told
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas is urging coffee growers in Murcia town, Negros Occidental to ensure a sustainable production.

They were told to not only limit to manufacturing but expanding it into an enterprise, such as add-on value to their coffee products, to increase revenue.

The Minoyan Murcia Marginal Coffee Growers, composed of 56 smallholder farmers, began in 2014 a clustered coffee farming by collecting their members’ harvests to achieve a higher coffee volume that can be traded. Through this approach, the association lessened the transport and transaction costs and improved the income of members.