Capitol dep’t head COVID positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz confirmed yesterday that a Capitol department head, who is the officer-in-charge of the Provincial Budget Office, tested positive for COVID-19.           Diaz, however, said the officemates of the OIC, who were immediately


Don’t forget those masks!

            Is Biblical history repeating itself in the Philippines? The massive floods in Cagayan and Isabela provinces seem to indicate so. I am sure I am not the only  person who got reminded of the story of Noah and his


Marginal but significant

          The Department of Agriculture virtually launched last week the Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk program with a P4.5 billion allocation.           The program aims to provide direct food and financial assistance, worth P5,000, to eligible



I am hopeful that the Negrense community will continue to support the local media by not just with clicks and likes, but also through the actual buys and purchases that will keep these endangered businesses running so they can provide


Health workers to get aid

President Rodrigo Duterte has authorized the grant of a Covid-19 special risk allowance (SRA) to private and public health workers directly in contact with coronavirus disease 2019 patients.           Duterte on Monday signed Administrative Order No. 36 recognizing the “heroic


IN NEG. OCC.: PCG needs add’l personnel

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Negros Occidental has asked its national headquarters for an additional 50 personnel to reinforce its present manpower in the province, including Bacolod City.           Commander Ludovico Librilla Jr., PCG station commander, said more passengers


Himamaylan eyeing sisterhood pact with Manila

Himamaylan, a third class component city of Negros Occidental, is eyeing a sister city relationship with Manila.           Mayor Raymund Tongson, in his letter to Mayor Francisco Domagoso, expressed his intention of creating a sister city relationship between Himamaylan and


‘Ulysses’ damage now at P8 billion

The estimated damage brought by Typhoon Ulysses to infrastructure in eight heavily affected regions is now P8 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported yesterday.           The department said damage to infrastructures occurred in the Cordillera Administrative


Buy local, Bacolodnons urged

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging government employees and residents to consider buying local products, visiting local destinations, and dining in local cafés and restaurants to help in the recovery of the tourism industry of the city.           The resolution,

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Do not withhold Covid info, residents told

            Persons withholding information that could help prevent the spread of Covid-19 will face fines and jail terms in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.             The warning was issued by Dr. Wilmer Yap, Emergency Operations Center incident commander, in response

Hayward inks $120-M deal with Hornets

            Gordon Hayward has agreed to a 4-year, $120-million deal to join the Charlotte Hornets, according to an ESPN report Saturday.             The monster deal punctuates a busy week for Charlotte, which drafted point guard LaMelo Ball at No. 3


A plug for Aunt Jemima

If you have been following on TV events in the United States, you, like me, will be likely to conclude that it is not Joe Biden who will beat Donald Trump in the elections in November. No, not Biden, nor any other possible candidate, but he himself will bring on his doom. How? because of the dissatisfaction of his people on the way he has been responding to the pandemic that has apparently hit his country worse than any other major ones in the world. Have you ever noted, how he has barely been quoted on the subject, despite the fatality rate his country has marked up?