MERGE HOME. More repatriated overseas Filipino workers arrived at the Bacolod-Silay Airport yesterday*

Guv proposes P4.4B
2021 NegOcc budget

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has submitted a P4.4 billion proposed 2021 budget for the provincial government of Negros Occidental to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for review and approval.

Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday that the proposed budget will be included in the SP session for first reading on Tuesday, after which it will be sent to the Committee on Finance.

“It will be approved on time, there will be no delay, as funds are needed amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ferrer said. moremoremore

4-year-old shot dead

A 4-year old child died on Wednesday, as a result of a shooting incident in Sitio Palasanan, Brgy. Mahalang, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

The victim identified by the Himamaylan police as John Lloyd Salgado, 4, succumbed to gunshot wounds in the nape that penetrated into his left ear.

P/Maj. Romeo Vargas, Himamaylan City police chief, said yesterday that the victim and his father, Junli, were on their way home, riding a horse, when a gunshot rang out. moremoremore


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No delay, exemptions on grant
of 13th month pay, DOLE says

Private sector workers can look forward to a merry holiday season despite the Covid-19 pandemic as they would get their 13th month pay before Christmas, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday

In a Laging Handa briefing, Bello said the DOLE will implement Presidential Decree 851 which provides for the grant of the mandatory benefit.

“We will not postpone, we will not defer and we will not give an exemption to the payment of 13th month pay. The law says pay the workers the 13th month pay on or before December 24 and that will be implemented by DOLE,” Bello added.