MERGE Bago City has opened a drive-through swab facility to curb the rise of COVID-19 cases in the city* (City Bridge photo)

Pontevedra mayor, wife
test positive for Covid

Pontevedra Mayor Jose Maria Alonso and his wife, Mary Gerardine, have tested positive for COVID-19 and have gone into self quarantine.

The mayor said he was informed yesterday morning that he was COVID-19 positive after he and nine members of his household underwent RT-PCR tests Wednesday.

He said his wife had fever on Tuesday and an RT-PCR test showed that she was positive for COVID-19. moremoremore

Mass tests in Silay set

A mass testing of 366 Silaynons at the Healing Center in Brgy. E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental, is set today, City Administrator Jose Eduard Davila said yesterday.

Davila said Rep. Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) and the Negros Occidental provincial government will provide the Silay City government with 400 testing kits.

The mass testing came after Mayor Mark Golez and other mayors in the 3rd district, Rep. Benitez and Abang Lingkod Rep. Stephen Paduano held a zoom meeting Tuesday with retired Gen. Mel Feliciano of the Inter-Agency Task Force, in preparation for the operationalization of the Metro 3rd Covid-19 Emergency Operations Center. moremoremore


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Grid disturbance causes
outage in Negros, Panay

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said it monitored a grid disturbance that affected distribution utilities and electric cooperatives in Panay and Negros at around 10:13 a.m. yesterday.

Michelle Viscera, NGCP corporate communications officer, said they could not still determine if the outage was supply or transmission related.

She added that based on an initial investigation, the source came from Panay.