December 2020

Devotion to the archangels

We have to popularize this devotion some more. The archangels are great allies that we can count on especially during our difficult moments. They are so close and so identified with God that we can refer to them as God’s


The last days of 2020

Two more days to go before we bid 2020 goodbye. How do you rate this year?Do it without counting the coronavirus invasion. I think no one can say it was a wonderful year without blinking. If you can do that,


Celebrate safely

The fast-approaching New Year whilst the country is struggling under the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic will be a source of hope and optimism for the coming year while at the same time present a final challenge for those of


3 NegOcc towns Covid-free

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The towns of Candoni, Don Salvador Benedicto, and Pulupandan in Negros Occidental are Covid-19 free, with no active case reported as of Dec. 28, the Provincial Incident Management Team reported. Meanwhile, San Carlos City had the


11p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew back in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Curfew hours in Bacolod City will revert to 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting Jan. 1 following the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte Monday to retain the city’s status under Modified General Community Quarantine. This


City, Capitol contractuals, JOs to receive P3K bonus

Contractual and job order workers of Bacolod City, and JOs of Negros Occidental, will receive P3,000 in gratuity pay, as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday. Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod, headed by Vice Mayor El


Mental health program urged

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the City Health Office, through the Office of the City Mayor, to create a community-based mental health program and delivery system. The resolution, authored by Councilor Al Victor Espino, said that mental health services


Army gives aid to kin of slain rebels

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 11th Infantry Battalion extended financial assistance to the families of two New People’s Army rebels killed recently in an encounter with soldiers in Siaton, Negros Oriental. Capt. Francis Salcedo, 11IB Civil Military Operations officer,

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DOH reports 285 Covid recoveries

The Department of Health reported yesterday 285 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing its total to 449,330, or 92.9 percent of all Covid-19 cases in the country. In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH also reported 1,776 new

Performing PRO-6 units to get reward

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Police units in Western Visayas with significant accomplishments on focused police operations will be rewarded, Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda, PNP 6 director, said. “Through the reward system, the units will be motivated to accomplish more,” Miranda

Photo of the Day

CLEARING OPS. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office clearing a giant tamarind tree that was uprooted by strong winds in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod yesterday* Bacolod DRRMO photo

Guv cites programs amid pandemic

Negros Oriental has maintained its endeavor to improve the health and other services for its residents under its banner program on health, education and environment, livelihood programs for peace and development, amid the Covid pandemic. In his year-end report, Gov.

Miracles do happen

“Mother, Mother, I am sick/ Call the doctor very quick/ Doctor, Doctor, Will I die?/ No, my darling, do not cry.” I am sure a lot of those in my generation of elementary school pupils still remember that limerick that

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