MERGE WELCOME. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (center) and other city officials receive Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. (2nd from left), chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, IATF-Visayas chief deputy implementer Gen. Melquiades Feliciano, and Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Emil Sadain (l-r) at the Government Center yesterday*


No more home quarantine
for Covid patients – Galvez
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, stressed to officials of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to disallow home quarantine for confirmed patients in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

Galvez arrived in Bacolod City yesterday for coordinated operations to stop the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the locality.

He was joined by Baguio City Mayor Benjie Magalong, chief tracing czar, Health Undersecretary Bong Vega, chief treatment czar, Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Emil Sadain, Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command, IATF-Visayas chief deputy implementer Gen. Melquiades Feliciano, and other officials. moremoremore


Body in sack identified
BY SHEILA G. GELERA

The body placed in a sack and left in a swamp area in Purok Malipayon, Barangay 35 in Bacolod City Tuesday, was identified yesterday.

The victim was positively identified by his cousin, aunt, and step sister as Joel Aviles Jr., 30, of Purok 3 Lampirong, Magsungay in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod, P/Maj. Jovil Sedel, Station 1 chief, said yesterday.

Investigation showed that Aviles, who worked as a spa massager, had a drinking session with his cousin and two other persons, Sedel said. moremoremore

 

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Baciwa disconnection
suspended until Oct. 31
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Bacolod City Water District has again suspended disconnection activities and imposition of penalty charges until October 31 as movement is limited with the city under modified enhanced community quarantine until end of this month.

Juliana Carbon, Baciwa general manager, in an advisory yesterday, said their office will be closed to the public effective today, and will reopen and start accepting bill payments on October 5.

The reading of water meters and delivery of bills for September are also suspended, she said, adding that billing for the current month will be based on the billing consumption in August.