MERGE HELP. A group of private citizens and professionals provided free disinfection services to the Bacolod City police headquarters, the 10 police stations, and their patrol vehicles, recently*


‘P75.2M shabu haul
came from inmate’
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The 11 kilos of suspected shabu seized by the police in a series of anti-drug operations this week in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Cebu City, and in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, with total market value of P75.2 million, came from only one source, San Carlos police chief, Maj. Mark Angelo Junco, yesterday said.

Junco said the confiscated shabu reportedly came from an inmate at a penal colony in Mindanao, who had used San Carlos City in Negros Occidental as transit point in the transport of illegal drugs.

A joint operation of the police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Brgy. 1 poblacion, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, on Sept. 21 led to the confiscation of two kilos of suspected shabu, worth P13.9 million, and the arrest of a High Value Target (HVT) drug personality. moremoremore


Taculing, Singcang-Airport
top Covid cases
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO / SHIELA G. GELERA

Barangays Taculing and Singcang-Airport have recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Bacolod from September 9 to 22, records from the city Emergency Operations Center showed.

Taculing recorded 111 cases followed by Singcang Airport with 95, Villamonte – 88, Granada – 71, Alijis – 69, Estefania – 61, Bata – 59, Tangub – 57, Mansilingan – 49, Banago – 38, Mandalagan, Pahanocoy and Vista Alegre – 29 each, Sum-ag – 25, Brgy. 35 with 23 cases, Brgy. 1 with 22, Handumanan – 21, Brgy. 7 with 19, Brgy. 40 with 16 positive cases, and Brgy. 28 with 11.

As of Monday, Bacolod had 3,324 total confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 1,275 active cases, 1,998 recoveries, and 51 deaths. moremoremore

 

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EO eyed to regulate prices
of Covid-19 tests: Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte might sign an executive order (EO) that will impose a price cap for reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) swab tests for Covid-19, Malacañang said yesterday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement after the Department of Health submitted to the Office of the President a recommendation for the issuance of an EO that imposes a ceiling on the prices of RT-PCR tests.

Roque raised the possibility as Duterte has previously signed an EO that regulates the prices of medicines.