MERGE Floodwater rose at Sit-an Creek in Candoni town, Negros Occidental, yesterday* (Ay Vhe Antonio photo)


Capitol seeks arrest of 7 APORs
for refusing Covid testing: Diaz
5 BACOLOD POSITIVES STILL MISSING
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ / CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The Negros Occidental provincial government is having seven Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs), who refused to be swabbed for Covid-19 on entry in the province arrested, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said last night.

The seven who entered through the Bacolod-Silay Airport Tuesday reportedly had a letter from a Bacolod councilor allowing them entry, he said.

“We will have them located and arrested," Diaz said, adding that it appears that APORs are being allowed to enter Bacolod to go straight to work. moremoremore


Virus hits 2 Baciwa
workers, 4th SRA employee
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Two employees of the Bacolod City Water District have tested positive for coronavirus disease, while a fourth worker of the Sugar Regulatory Administration in the city was also hit by the virus.

In an advisory yesterday, Baciwa said its main office at corner Galo-San Juan Streets in Bacolod will be temporarily closed until further notice.

This is because two of its employees recently tested positive for Covid-19, it added. moremoremore

 

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Sipalay, Hinoba-an recognized
for fisheries protection, mgmt
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Western Visayas recognized Sipalay City and Hinobaan in Negros Occidental, and Culasi town in Antique, for their coastal fisheries protection and management programs.

Sipalay, known as the Jewel of the South, is the 2019 regional winner of BFAR’s banner program on “Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan” in the region.

It will receive a plaque of recognition and P2 million worth of fisheries livelihood projects, while Hinobaan, in second place, will receive a plaque and P1 million worth of projects.