MASS WEDDING. San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo (left) officiated at the mass wedding of 19 couples in Sto. Niño, Barangay Buluangan yesterday* San Carlos City PIO photo

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NegOcc to ask gov’t for 3M free vaccine doses: Lacson

January 16, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will ask for three million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, after the national government announced that it will take care of 70 percent of the...

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Consolidated travel guidelines to city out

January 16, 2021

Negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results, BaCTrac identification card, and online health declaration form are now required for all travelers to Bacolod, as the city government acts to...

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Flood damage reaches nearly P60-M: official

January 16, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Losses in the agro-fisheries and livestock industries in Negros Occidental due to severe flooding on Jan. 1 and Jan. 9 have reached nearly P60 million....

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Guv favors Cha-cha for economic provisions

January 16, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The resurrection of the proposed Charter Change, as far as economic provisions are concerned, got the support of Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. But every...

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NPA amazon nabbed

January 16, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN After more than 11 years of hiding from authorities, the long arm of the law finally caught up with one of the suspects allegedly behind the...

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‘No transfer to UNegA’

January 16, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson laughed off reports that he may transfer to the rival political group, United Negros Alliance, should former Rep. Alfredo Benitez...

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BUSINESS

Farmers receive food subsidy, cash from DA

The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas has started distributing cash and food subsidy vouchers, worth P5,000 each, to qualified marginal farmers in the region, as part of the government’s aid during the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) pandemic. The assistance

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Farmers receive food subsidy, cash from DA

January 16, 2021

The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas has started distributing cash and food subsidy vouchers, worth P5,000 each, to qualified marginal farmers in the region, as part of the government’s...

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Remittances’ contribution to GDP declining

January 16, 2021

An economist cited a likely lesser contribution of remittances on the Philippines’ annual output given the continued strengthening of the local currency, which, in turn, translates to lower remittance value...

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Farmers get P1.5M in livelihood projects

January 15, 2021

BY MAX N. MACAHILO Upland farmers of Murcia and Salvador Benedicto received P1.5 million in livelihood projects from the Department of Labor and Employment recently. The DOLE and the Provincial...

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PEZA okays P95-B investments in 2020

January 15, 2021

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority said yesterday that it ended 2020 with P95.03 billion worth of investment approvals, or a decline of 18 percent, from P117.5-billion in projects approved the...

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STARLIFE

New normal socials

After almost a year through this Kung Flu pandemic, I’ve noticed a big change in social gatherings. Adieu to grandiose all-star-cast parties where one hardly gets to talk with the other guests. After the usual best-beso, one would go to

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‘Sex and the City’ revival up

A revival of the hit show “Sex and the City” will come to HBO Max, the network announced Sunday, and will star all of its original leads except actress Kim Cattrall. The new series, titled “And Just Like That…”, will

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