December 2, 2020

America, again a ‘cabizera’

Who cares about COVID when Christmas is nearing? Certainly not the early birds who want to get their shopping for gifts and Noche Buena done as early as possible. So despite all the warnings and threats against those breaking the

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My father’s son

Hector Locsin Hofileña was born and spent his childhood in Silay. After finishing high school, he took his college studies in Manila, eventually becoming a lawyer. He raised his family here, but never forsook his roots. He made time to

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World AIDS Day 2020

On World AIDS Day 2020 that was celebrated with the theme “Global solidarity, resilient HIV services”, the World Health Organization called on global leaders and citizens to rally for “global solidarity” to overcome the challenges posed by Covid-19 on the

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Two princesses

Last week, we laid to rest the last of my father’s generation, his two half sisters with my grandfather Manuel Gonzales Garcia. Lola Manoling married Lucia Tajanglangit shortly after his first wife, Lola Emilia Jayme, died at a young age.

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NOW ON MGCQ: Curfew in Bacolod shortened

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Curfew in Bacolod is now between 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. following the downgrading of the city’s status to Modified General Community Quarantine until New Year’s eve. In Executive Order No. 73, however, Bacolod Mayor

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Bantug Real Estate donates lot to BCPO

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A P5 million, three-storey police headquarters of the Bacolod City Police Office Station 5, will soon rise in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City. This was after a deed of donation for the 500 square-meter lot was signed

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Soldiers donate blood

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army soldiers and reservists donated 15,000 cc of blood to the Provincial Health Office of Negros Oriental, during a bloodletting activity at Camp Leon Kilat in Tanjay City on Monday. The activity was participated in by

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Three airlines resume Cebu, Bacolod flights

Three airlines began flying anew from Cebu to Bacolod and vice versa yesterday, some eight months after commercial flights between the neighboring islands were suspended due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. An advisory of the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Negros

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