Korean tests negative,
Bacolod is MERS free
Stop spreading rumors, causing panic: docs
BY CARLA GOMEZ
There is no Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus in Bacolod City.
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine yesterday afternoon disclosed that the 22-year-old male student from Busan, South Korea, quarantined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City tested negative for MERS CoV.
This was announced by Dr. Marlon Tabligan, OIC chief of the CLMMRH medical professional staff, as social media posts and text messages circulating in Bacolod Thursday stating that the Korean tested positive for MERs caused panic in the city.
Same firm wins
2nd Baciwa bidding
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The consortium of Mactan Rock Industries Inc. was again the lone bidder for the bulk water supply project of the Bacolod City Water District for Injection Point 2, and was declared the lowest calculated bid at the pre-bidding yesterday at Business Inn, Bacolod.
Together with its partners, Tubig Pilipinas and TGV Builders Inc., Mactan Rock complied with all the required legal, technical and financial documents which will be subject to post-qualification procedure.
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At least 38 dead
as ferry capsizes
MANILA -A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port yesterday, officials said, killing at least 38 people in the latest of the country's long string of maritime tragedies.
Up to 33 people are missing after the 33-ton, wooden-hulled Kim Nirvana tipped over shortly after setting sail from Ormoc city at midday, the coast guard said.
Vegetable trader Reynante Manza, 45, cried as he recounted how the vessel suddenly rolled to one side as it reversed course shortly after backing out of the pier of Ormoc, pulling down his wife and many others under the water.