PROBE. The committee tasked to investigate the cutting of decades-old trees at the old airport in Bacolod City, led by City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan, vows to complete the investigation as soon as possible* Terence Philip Nemenzo Talorete photo

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DOH classifies NegOcc as WV Covid ‘high-risk’

April 20, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental, that topped the list in Region 6 with having the most number of Covid-19 cases at 9,954, as reported by the Provincial Incident Management...

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Guv to take vaccine with senior citizens

April 20, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he is joining senior citizens in availing of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019. This was...

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P100K reward offered in Cui shooting

April 20, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlungsod of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental is offering a P100,000 reward to help authorities in the speedy solution of the murder of...

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Woman nabbed with P1.7M shabu

April 20, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Combined operatives of the Bacolod City Police Drug Enforcement Unit, the regional Drug Enforcement Unit-6, and the Police Station 4 seized P1.7 million worth of...

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49K dogs vaccinated

April 20, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that 49,812 dogs in Negros Occidental have been vaccinated against rabies. Decena said PVO targeted to vaccinate 215,521 dogs...

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Hospital beds for Covid almost full

April 20, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Hospital beds in Bacolod City allocated for patients infected with the coronavirus disease is already almost full, with about 82 percent now occupied, Dr. Chris...

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BUSINESS

Oil firms to increase prices this week

Fuel prices are set to increase effective this morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, and Seaoil said they will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter and gasoline by P0.60 per liter. Caltex and Seaoil will

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Oil firms to increase prices this week

April 20, 2021

Fuel prices are set to increase effective this morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, and Seaoil said they will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter...

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DOLE pushes online hiring

April 20, 2021

The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 6 is calling on private companies to participate in the online hiring initiative under its virtual employment programs and activities, for the...

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OFWs in Korea given 1-year extension of stay: POLO exec

April 19, 2021

The period of stay and employment of overseas Filipino workers in Korea, who are under the Employment Permit System (EPS) and whose contract term expires within the period April 13,...

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Cryptocurrency eyed in Cebu

April 19, 2021

Residents of Cebu City may soon have the option of settling their City Hall transactions in cryptocurrency. This was after Mayor Edgar Labella signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly...

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STARLIFE

Art District transformed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The pandemic failed to prevent local artists from unleashing their creativity that led to the transformation of the Art District in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, into another place of attraction in the city. Visual artist Charlie

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My social bubble

It’s hard to believe that more than a year has passed since the pandemic has forced me to stay within the confines of my home here in Bacolod. I was supposed to have left for my other home in Paris,

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