BACOLOD CITY – The top two officials of Himamaylan town in Negros Occidental tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
Both Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson and Vice Mayor Justin Gatuslao are on home quarantine.
Four other Himamaylan councilors are waiting for their COVID-19 test results.
In Murcia town, 25 residents, including two officials, tested positive for COVID-19, said Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz.
The two officials were Councilor Bebot Gomez and Murcia Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office head Vicente Leonida.
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