MERGE AUGMENTATION. Troopers from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion-6 arrived at the Bacolod City Police Office headquarters, at Magsaysay Street yesterday after Bacolod was placed under modified enhanced community quarantine until Sept. 30* (BCPO photo)

Markets open, public
transportation halted

Public transportation was suspended, while there will be limited movements of people in and out of Bacolod City unless for essential purposes after it upgraded its status to modified enhanced community quarantine until the end of this month.

Under Executive Order No. 60 that he issued yesterday, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the upgrading of the status of the community quarantine is “intended to slow down the rate of local transmissions and to serve as a fundamental reminder to our citizens that both the national and city governments are always concerned about the health of the people.”

Under the MECQ, residents are required to observe strict home quarantine and home quarantine pass to go outside of the house to obtain essential goods and services is needed. moremoremore

Normal operations
for Ceres in NegOcc

It’s normal operations for Ceres Liner passenger buses in Negros Occidental, except within Bacolod City, which is now under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine until Sept. 30.

However, the company will not use the passenger terminals in Bacolod as the city is under MECQ, Jade Seballos, media relations officer of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI)., operator of the Ceres Liner, said.

For Ceres Liner passenger buses plying the northern Negros routes, Seballos said they will establish a temporary pick-up point at the La Costa Brava, which is the boundary of the cities of Talisay and Bacolod. moremoremore


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PCC ok’s URC acquisition
of Roxas Holdings assets

The Philippine Competition Commission has approved the acquisition by Universal Robina Corporation of the assets of Roxas Holdings Inc., including the sugar milling and bioethanol distillery plants in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.

PCC, on its website, yesterday said that the transaction involves the sugar milling, and bio-ethanol distillery assets of Central Azucarera de la Carlota Inc. and Roxol Bioenergy Corporation, respectively, the parcels of land of CA-Carlota and Roxol on which the assets are located, and the shares held by RHI in Najalin Agri-Ventures (NAVI).

The anti-trust body said that URC will acquire all buildings, improvements, machinery and equipment, laboratory equipment, and other related assets for operating the refinery and milling plant of CA-Carlota and the bioethanol plant of Roxol, as well as approximately 1,069,037 square meters and 391,826 square meters of land where the sellers’ assets are in La Carlota City, respectively.