MERGE Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain sign a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two sets of isolation facilities in Barangay Alijis, in the presence of Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, and other NTF and Bacolod City officials Wednesday night* (PIO photo)


Bacolod to ask NIATF to allow
public transport under MECQ
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The city government of Bacolod will appeal to the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) against Covid-19 to allow the operation of public transportation in the city even if it is under modified enhanced community quarantine, business leader Frank Carbon revealed last night.

Under MECQ, residents are required to observe strict home quarantine and public transportation was suspended until Sept. 30.

Carbon, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer, said that business establishments in the city have suffered a big blow as most of their employees and customers rely on public transportation. moremoremore


Olivia survives Covid
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Olivia Yanson, the matriarch of the family that owns the biggest bus company in the country, has recovered from coronavirus disease, her daughter, Ginnette Dumancas, said yesterday.

Dumancas posted on Facebook yesterday that her mother was discharged from St. Luke’s Hospital in Manila Wednesday night after surviving the virus.

Yanson will be in isolation for another seven days, she added. moremoremore

 

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P76M bridge to rise in Sagay

More than 4,000 households will benefit from the construction of a 120 lineal-meter Himoga-an Bridge in Barangay Bato, Sagay City in Negros Occidental.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the project that will be funded by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project.

It is expected to improve the economic activities and bring further development in neighboring barangays.