November 2020

AMID RECESSION: Duterte thanks China for investments

            President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to remain a strong partner of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), saying that multilateral ties are necessary amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health crisis.             Duterte made this commitment


P3-B cash gift for GSIS pensioners

            State pension fund Government Service Insurance System said it will start to release a total of P3.3 billion in Christmas cash gift to 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners starting tomorrow, Dec. 1.             “Every year, our pensioners look forward


Solon’s daughter killed in encounter with Reds

            The daughter of Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Eufemia Campos Cullamat was killed in an encounter Saturday afternoon in the hinterlands of Barangay San Isidro, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur, a report from the Army’s 3rd Special Forcer Battalion (3SFBn) said


Bacolod Diocese to hold Christmas bazaar

            Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon is inquiring from the Sangguniang Panlungsod if the City of Bacolod will resume the opening of its Christmas Bazaar at the Bacolod Public Plaza this December.             In his letter to the SP dated November


No add’l troops needed to dismantle NPA fronts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN             The 3rd Infantry Division may not expect additional troops to dismantle the four remaining guerilla fronts of the New People’s Army in Negros Island, after it successfully dismantled the South East Front of the Komiteng


Law and Covid

          *This column aims to expound on legal concepts and laws which may easily be relatable to the general public. How will it directly affect their lives? Law is not reserved for the rich and powerful and ought to be


A Merry Christmas, after all

          Today, November 30, is Bonifacio Day in the Philippines, and is one of our  most popular holidays. It celebrates the birth date of one of our most revered heroes, one who had given his life for the cause of 


Tolentino, Hontiveros reelected in POC polls

            Bambol Tolentino and Steve Hontiveros will remain as the top guys of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) after they were reelected in the general elections held at the East Ocean Palace Restaurant in Parañaque City Friday.             Tolentino got


Dwight Ramos tows Gilas Men over Thailand

            Dwight Ramos put up a flawless performance in his Gilas Pilipinas Men debut as the national team drubbed Thailand, 93-61, in its return to action in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers at the Khalifa Sports City in Manama,


Parks leads PBA MVP race

            Bobby Ray Parks Jr. zoomed to the top spot in the race for the Philippine Basketball Association Most Valuable Player award following the computation of the statistical points (SP’s) up to the semifinals of the bubble season.             At

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BIR, BOC overshoot revenue targets

The Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs have collected a combined P2.43 trillion in 2020 despite the economic downturn resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, preliminary data from the Department of Finance showed. A report by the DOF’s Revenue

SITG formed to probe slay of councilor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office has created a Special Investigation Task Group to probe the killing of Sta. Catalina Councilor Rude Anthony Melodia on Jan. 10. Melodia, 29, was gunned down by three motorcycle riding

Guv assures vaccines for NegOr

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has reassured his constituents that the provincial government, through its Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), will procure its own coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines. Capitol spokesperson Bimbo Miraflor told

Why do we need to be baptized?

If, as a human person, we already are created in God’s image and likeness, why do we need to be baptized? Isn’t it a redundancy to be baptized since we cannot help but be God’s image and likeness as early

2 more NegOcc towns buying vaccines

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite limited budgets, mayors of two northern Negros Occidental municipalities are planning to allot funds for the purchase of vaccines against Covid for their constituents. EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday that they can afford

24 DOH workers positive for Covid-19

The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH CHD 6) said that, as of yesterday noon, 24 of its employees were already confirmed positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. Of the 24 cases, eight are in the