Photo by Andy Alvarez
Loise Abigail and Bonifacio Oplas , daughter and husband of Ma. Gemma Oplas, a nurse who succumbed to MERS-Cov in Saudi Arabia  watch as the coffin containing her remains  is loaded into a funeral car.*(Andy Alvarez photo)

DOTC earmarks
P20B for expansion of airport

A P20-billion program that will expand the terminal and apron  and extend the runway of the Bacolod-Silay airport is now in the pipeline, Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.

The program that will be handled by the Department of Transportation and Communication will be done under an “Operate-Add-Transfer” scheme with the private sector. Work is expected to start late next year or early 2016, and bidding is scheduled late this year Leonardia said.

DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya confirmed the project during the budget hearing of  the Congressional Committee on Appropriations Wednesday which lasted near midnight. Leonardia  sits in the committee as member. moremoremore

MERS-CoV victim buried

The remains of the nurse, who succumbed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) at the at the King Fahd Medical City in Saudi Arabia on May 6, arrived in Bacolod City yesterday and was buried immediately by her family and friends at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park.

Ma. Gemma Barilea-Oplas, 45, of Cadiz Heights Subdivision, Cadiz City, had been working in Saudi Arabia since 2001, and at the King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh as an emergency room nurse since 2005, her husband, Bonifacio Oplas said.

Bonifacio recalled that before Gemma died she had been calling him up almost everyday last March, which made him wonder, while their only child, Loise Abigail, 13, said she could not sleep well for several months and had a strong feeling that someone would die, but could not tell who it would be.. moremoremore

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Negros soldiers get
brand new M4 rifles


JAMINDAN, Capiz – Negros troops undergoing Battalion of Excellence training at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija, received brand-new US made Remington M4 rifles yesterday, as part of the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Army chief Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri said Army special units and infantry battalions under training will be prioritized in the distribution of the M4 rifles.

The 79th Infantry Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division is expected to return to Negros Oriental after completion of their training.moremoremore