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Bacolod City

No MERS-Cov in Bacolod

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By Arman P. Toga & Eugene Y. Adiong

There is not a single case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Bacolod City, not even in any part of Negros Occidental, except panic buying of masks triggered by wrong information if not deliberate misinformation.

NEW KABANKALAN CITY COUNCILOR. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. swears into office Miguel Zayco (third from left, left photo), as new Kabankalan City councilor, replacing his father, Dr. Aniceto Villaluz, Jr., who passed away in early June this year, as (from left) Tony Zayco, Macy, Councilor Zayco’s wife; Miriam Zayco and Annette Villaluz look on. Right photo is Zayco with his family.* (Capitol PIO photos by Richard Malihan)


Photos show the soft launching of the book, Juan Pusong, Isang Kuwentong Bayan mula sa Negros, written and illustrated by Arthur Bayles. (left).

Held at the Little Theater of La Consolacion College (LCC), the folk tale children’s book was originally written in Hiligaynon and translated into Filipino by his author-wife, Miriam Montero- Bayles.

The event was graced by Dr. Virgilio Almario, national artist for literature.*

Health authorities in the city and province yesterday afternoon revealed that the Korean who who arrived in Bacolod last week of June was quarantined in the city after showing symptoms of MERS-CoV, tested negative for the virus.

City, DRRMO Conducts Orientation on ‘The Role of Media in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management’

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The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) has conducted an orientation among members of the tri-media and the academe to shed light on their role on disaster risk reduction and management should natural and man-made calamities strike the city, at the Nature’s Village Resort yesterday.

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) head Rufino Alcala welcomes the participants of the orientation on “The role of media in disaster risk reduction and management” held at Nature’s Village Resort yesterday.* (CMO-PIO photo)

Disaster Consciousness Month Theme Highlights Preparedness

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The focal point of this year’s observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) is on preparedness of local communities, according to the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD)-6.

Disaster consciousness. Irma Villanueva of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-6, delivers the message of OCD-6 head Rosario Cabrera which focuses on strengthening disaster risk reduction and management in the local communities. (CBA-PIA6 photo)

China Mart Warehouse; House in Talisay City Burn

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The timely arrival of responding Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod and continued rain has prevented an inflagration of the 3-storey building China Mart located at #70 Lacson Street, Bacolod City about 9am Saturday.

Another fire also occurred that razed the kitchen portion of a residential house in Talisay City an hour later.

Fire Chief Inspector Bartolome Biliran, Bacolod Fire Marshall said the fire occurred at the northwest portion of the second floor due to short circuit of electrical wall outlet that burned down the area.

Vencer Rules TMC Showdown of Champions

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Larnie Vencer ruled the Tenpin Masters’ Challenge (TMC) Season One Tournament of Champions and captured the title “The First TMC King” at the Lopue’s East Bowling Center (LEBC) in Bacolod City last Tuesday night.

The top 10 bowlers of TMC Season One.*