December 3, 2020

Few losers accept defeat

As if our troubles were not enough worrying about this newly discovered virus that China has gifted the world, we also cannot help worrying about the very strange turns in our climate. Has it always been like this? Seems I


Declaring war vs. self-indulgence

That’s right. We need to declare an unrelenting war against our self-indulgence which has become a very formidable problem we all have. Yes, this has always been a problem to us, but these days it is much more so. With


Financial inclusion for Filipinos

The overall ranking of the Philippines dropped three spots to eighth this year from fifth last year in the 2020 Global Microscope of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s financial inclusion score, despite improvements spurred by the government’s need to promote digital


Bacolod to distribute P31M in cash subsidy

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City Social Welfare and Development Office will distribute P31,310,000 in emergency cash subsidy to residents starting tomorrow until Saturday. City Social Welfare and Development head Pacita Terro said the amount will be distributed


New WV cop chief vows relentless drug campaign

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN P/Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda, the newly-installed regional police director of Western Visayas, yesterday vowed a relentless anti-drug campaign, and tasked regional and provincial police to go after High Value Individual drug personalities. Miranda, in his acceptance


‘Vigilance remains high vs. Covid’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is not lowering its vigilance against the Covid-19 pandemic with the resumption of flights between Cebu and Bacolod, and Bacolod and Manila. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government


Drug peddlers nabbed: PNP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspected drug peddlers were arrested by the police in the cities of Bacolod and Cadiz in Negros Occidental Tuesday, that yielded more than P41,000 worth of suspected shabu. Police Station 8 operatives nabbed Fellix Pahamutang


Mayor commends topnotcher

Mayor Evelio Leonardia signed Executive Order No. 76, series of 2020, congratulating and commending Dr. Patrick Joseph Mabugat for placing second in the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examination. “Patrick Joseph Mabugat is a source of pride for the City of

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Strict biosecurity needed versus ASF

An official of the Bank of the Philippine Islands said the country needs to improve its risk management standards and sustainability measures so hog raisers can survive and thrive amid the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak. “ASF has already taken

NegOr gets 30 high breed cows

The Department of Agriculture in Region 7 turned over 30 upgraded heifer or female cows to farmers in three municipalities of Negros Oriental. The female cows, worth P39,900 each, were distributed to the municipalities of Pamplona, Mabinay, and Guihulngan City,

20.4-MMT palay harvest target in 2021 achievable

An official of the Department of Agriculture said the 20.4-million metric ton (MMT) “palay” (unhusked rice) harvest target set by the Philippine Statistics Authority this year is achievable. In a virtual presser, Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan said the rice industry achieved

Still a city landmark

Does he read Twinkling? I heard from TV that President Duterte will be the first to get vaccinated once the stuff is received in the country. That is really admirable of him, because people will lose their fears about them

Oil price down over virus reemergence

After reaching 11-month highs last week, oil prices fell as China reported the most rise in daily coronavirus cases in more than five months, reigniting lingering concerns over weak demand. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at USD55.19 per barrel

Biz registration lower than expected: mayor

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III It was lower than we expected, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said on the decrease of business registration in the city last year compared to 2019. Leonardia said the eight percent reduction was lower compared to