MERGE The first batch of medical technologists from the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital arriving at the Tabuelan Port in Cebu yesterday from Bacolod City to learn the best practices of the DOH 7 Cebu molecular laboratory* (OPAV photo)

NegOcc cemeteries
to close Oct 30-Nov 2

Cemeteries in Negros Occidental will be closed Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day to ensure that there will be no mass gatherings as cases of the coronavirus continue to rise.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson signed Tuesday an executive order imposing the temporary closure of all public and private memorial parks, cemeteries, and columbaries in the province from 12:01 a.m. of October 30 to 11:59 p.m. of November 2.

Under the EO that was released yesterday, Lacson noted the rising cases of Covid-19 in the province, and because of this, there is a compelling reason to regulate the operation of all memorial parks, cemeteries, and columbaries during the yearly “undas” observance. moremoremore

Talisay imposes curfew

The city government of Talisay in Negros Occidental has imposed a curfew, effective immediately, as the coronavirus continues to rage in the locality.

Mayor Neil Lizares issued yesterday an Executive Order imposing a general curfew from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. to all non-workers and high risk groups vulnerable to Covid-19 in the city.

According to the EO, exempted from the curfew are those obtaining essential goods and services, those gainfully employed in permitted industries and offices, those providing care to persons with disabilities, persons in transit to the airport in Silay City or seaport in Bacolod City for travel on pre-booked trips; moremoremore


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NegOcc farmers get P41M
in equipment under RCEF

Farmers in Negros Occidental received equipment, worth P41.76 million, as part of the Farm Mechanization Program of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) of the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas to enable rice resiliency and competitiveness.

Thirty-five four-wheel tractors, 49 hand tractors, 80 floating tillers, 10 precision seeders, seven walk-behind type transplanters, four reapers, 37 rice combine harvesters, six mini threshers, and three rice mills, all worth P193.7-million, were distributed to 38 farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in the five provinces of Region 6 Wednesday.

These interventions formed part of the P650-million 2019 budget for the Farm Mechanization Program of the RCEF for the region, the DA 6 said in a press release.