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On pandemic: Mayor Bing leads consult with community leaders today

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – As the health system here appears headed for a breakdown, Mayor Evelio Leonardia will lead a consultative meeting Monday, 17 August, as part of steps to come up with adjusted measures or new approaches to the continuing COVID crisis.

Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran told DNX the virtual conference will gather medical, business and spiritual leaders whom Leonardia will consult through an online meeting as community-transmitted cases here continue to rise and as medical frontliners are increasingly being infected.

The inter-agency task force here that the city had breached more than 500 cases yesterday, 300 of which are “active.”

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Most of confirmed cases so far since last month are local infections.

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Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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