MERGE COUNTRYSIDE. Life for these children in Barangay Ma-o, Bago City, appears to remain undisturbed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.* (Nonoy Catugas photo)


COVID-19 kills another
Bacolod gov’t employee
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

A 62-year-old female employee of the Bacolod City government succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Monday bringing the total number of city employees who died of the virus to six.

City Administrator Em Ang said yesterday that the female employee was assigned to the City Treasurer's Office but had been detailed to the old City Hall at Araneta Street.

She was cremated and buried yesterday, she said. moremoremore


Cimatu meets emergency task force
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu led a meeting with the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center Task Force at the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday to discuss measures to quell the rising COVID-19 cases in Bacolod, City Administrator Em Ang said.

The COVID-19 positive cases in Bacolod City last week averaged 105 a day, she said.

There were also 71 new COVID-19 positive cases in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City yesterday, the Department of Health also reported. moremoremore

 

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Duterte announces education
subsidy for OFW dependents

President Rodrigo Duterte said an education subsidy will be given to dependents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were displaced, repatriated, or died due to coronavirus disease 2019.

“The education subsidy will be given to one college-level beneficiary from a qualified OFW enrolled or is intending to enroll in state universities and colleges, local universities and colleges, and Commission on Higher Education-recognized private higher education institutions in this school year 2020,” Duterte said in a public address late Monday.

He said the government will allocate P1 billion for the subsidy which will be a one-time grant of P30,000 for 33,000 student-beneficiaries.