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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Business forum July 27

The “Digital Skills + Digital Platforms = Digital Business” forum in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental will be held 1-5 p.m. on July 27 via Zoom and livestreamed on the Bnefit FB page, and the provincial government yesterday invited everyone

NegOcc eyeing negative RT-PCR anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is now entertaining the possibility of requiring negative RT-PCR test results from those coming from Panay, following a confirmation from the Department of Health of two cases of the highly-contagious

Army, NPA wage sporadic gun battles in Candoni

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sporadic gunbattles between Army soldiers and suspected New People’s Army rebels ensued in Candoni town, Negros Occidental, yesterday. P/Maj. Junji Liba, Candoni police chief, said the armed skirmishes started at about 5:30 a.m. yesterday, when 15th

Raps mulled vs. Baciwa

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Consumers’ group Water Watch Negros is mulling the filing of charges against the Bacolod City Water District for what it called the “multifarious gripes and complaints” from consumers. Water Watch said in a statement that

Rebel lair seized, NPA leader nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army soldiers overran another temporary encampment of the New People’s Army in Kabankalan City Thursday, while pursuit operations against another group of rebels who figured in an earlier encounter in Candoni, all in Negros Occidental, led

The State of our country today

Today is SONA Day, and if you still do not know, or remember that what that is, then you must have been out of the country, or just out of tune with the times we will listen to our President,