WV gets 3,306 contact tracers

The Department of the Interior and Local Government reported that it has deployed 3,306 contact tracers in Negros Occidental and Panay Island, to help in the fight against Covid-19.             Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said, in a


Covid positivity rate down 6 percent in Negros Occ.

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The coronavirus disease positivity rate in Negros Occidental was down to six percent in the first 18 days of November, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.             The positivity rate is the percentage of those who tested


Pork supply ‘abundant’ as Christmas nears

            Local pork producers in Cebu have assured consumers there is enough supply of the meat in the province as the Christmas season nears.             Data from the Central Visayas Pork Producers Cooperative showed that Cebu province has an oversupply


DAR project seen to improve farmers’ land tenure security

Farmer beneficiaries of the collective Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program will soon receive their individual land titles, through a Department of Agrarian Reform project which supports the parcelization of lands.             “Now, when


Bacolod honors WHO consultant

In recognition of his “invaluable and selfless service” to the City of Bacolod, particularly to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Mayor Evelio Leonardia signed Executive Order No. 71 series of 2020, bestowing “appreciation and profound gratitude” to Dr. Ralph Nico


Monico’s computer case acquittal draws ‘surprise’

Several Bacolod officials were surprised to learn of the decision of the Sandiganbayan Monday acquitting former Bacolod mayor Monico Puentevella over the controversial purchase of P26-million IT (information technology) computer packages for public schools from 2002 to 2006.             Punong


MOU inked for ‘water-secure’ NegOcc

The water summit in Negros Occidental last year, that was organized by the provincial government, in tandem with Rep. Francisco Benitez, has paid off, after it has caught the attention of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines


Possibility of city-owned hospital mulled

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved a subsidiary motion authored by Councilor Renecito Novero requesting the City Mayor’s Office to study the possibility of building a city-owned public hospital using available funds during a virtual session Wednesday.             Novero


Going mental

Mental health awareness is one important concern that has thankfully been gaining traction, especially among the younger generation, in the years before this pandemic hit. We have slowly but surely succeeded in raising awareness and breaking the taboo and stigma

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Solve transport availability, DOTr 6 told

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed the Department of Transportation in Western Visayas to find a solution to the problem of Bacolodnons on the availability of public transportation during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine period.

Just look at the bright side

Women of the Philippines! Aren’t you glad you are living in this country and not in Saudi Arabia? Just as I was writing this, news came out of TV that a women’s rights  defender had been sent to what they