MERGE IATF chief implementor for Visayas retired major general Melquiades Feliciano and Mayor Evelio Leonardia lead the launching of the One Hospital Command Center at the lobby of the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday.* (CGSamillano photo)

Duterte places Bacolod
on GCQ, Negros MGCQ
Mayor suspends HQPs, limited public transport ok’d

President Rodrigo Duterte Monday night placed Bacolod City under General Community Quarantine, while Negros Occidental and Oriental will remain under Modified GCQ in October.

The president based his decision on the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) chaired by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia in turn issued Executive Order No. 63, Series of 2020 yesterday placing Bacolod City under GCQ starting tomorrow until October 31. moremoremore

P24M in shabu seized

About 2.4 kilos of suspected shabu, worth P24 million, were seized from three suspects during a buy-bust operation in Purok Datiles, Phase 4, in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, at about 9 a.m. yesterday.

Carline and Richard, both surnamed Lunares, and Nester Briñosa, were nabbed with 49 transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, P11,000 in marked money, a black sling bag, a brown knapsack, and a cellular phone, the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit-6 reported.

P/Lt. Thurslie Castillo, RDEU team leader, said Carline was the subject of the operation and is on the watchlist of the police, classified as a high value individual (HVI). moremoremore


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Inter-cropping of sugarcane,
rice yields first harvest: exec

The inter-cropping of sugarcane and rice in Hinigaran town, the pilot area in Negros Occidental, yielded its first harvest in three months.

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson visited Hacienda Bagacay in Barangay Aranda yesterday to check on the completed cycle of the Sugarcane-Rice Intercropping System Project, that is a collaborative endeavor of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and the Sugar Regulatory Administration and was launched in June this year.

This is to help farmers to be more productive and to earn extra income.