NOPPO on ‘red alert’ for Holy Week

BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) will be on “red alert” status starting Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 for the observance of Holy Week. NOPPO director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil Jr. said police stations in the province were ordered to intensify police visibility and patrol operations. Station commanders were also instructed […]

New CSC rules delaying release of nurses’ pay?

BACOLOD City – The new rules imposed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on government casual employees is delaying the release of their salaries, according to Negros Occidental provincial administrator Lucille Gelvolea. Gelvolea issued the statement on March 19, 2018 in reaction to complaints that employees of provincial government-run district hospitals, particularly nurses, have yet […]

Bacolod City eyes ‘zero’ measles cases

BACOLOD City – The City Health Office (CHO) here is exerting efforts to maintain zero measles cases by encouraging parents to have their children immunized in the wake of reported outbreaks in certain provinces. As of March 14, 2018, the CHO said Bacolod remains measles-free. Dr. Rosalie Deocampo, medical coordinator of National Immunization Program in […]

Easier loan process for sugarcane farmers

BACOLOD City – Sugarcane farmers can now easily secure loans from the Socialized Credit Program (SCP) of the Sugar Industry Development Act (SIDA), according to the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). This was announced by SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica during the Business Summit held here on March 16, 2018. The SCP is funded by 15 percent […]

P150-M museum to rise in Bacolod

BACOLOD City – A P150-million museum of arts and culture will soon rise here. Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri made the announcement, describing it as a “flagship project” with big impact, during the turnover of the P10-million city public plaza development project here March 17, 2018. The iconic, multi-storey Bacolod Museum of Arts and Culture will […]