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Bacolod topnotcher
in WV Covid deaths

The COVID-19 death toll in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental is rising with 12 new fatalities reported by the Department of Health Tuesday.

Bacolod City had 10 new deaths bringing its death toll to 61, making it the topnotcher in Western Visayas.

It is also the topnotcher in Western Visayas in the number of COVID-19 cases that were at 3,419 yesterday. moremoremore


Only 47 beds left
for virus hit patients
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Only 47 beds for coronavirus confirmed patients are available in Bacolod, data from the city public information office showed yesterday.

The seven hospitals in the city have a total of 201 functional Covid-19 beds with 154 admitted patients and 589 committed healthcare workers, the data showed.

City Administrator Em Ang, also the executive director of the Emergency Operations Center, said the 82 percent capacity utilization rate is high, considering the more than 100 cases reported every day. moremoremore

 

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DTI allots P18.5M for bamboo
industry development in WV
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Department of Trade and Industry in Western Visayas has allocated P18.5 million for the bamboo industry development in the region.

DTI 6 regional director, Rebecca Rascon, said this is to ensure the sustainable utilization and promotion of bamboo for new industries.

The assistance will be in the form of training on product development and provision of modern machinery and equipment to augment the production of micro-entrepreneurs, through DTI’s Shared Service Facilities Program, she said.