December 5, 2020

Days for reminiscences

The cooler air of December is here, but this time, people wonder why it is also bringing a lot of rain that hamper the activities of people especially the young ones who are enjoying their extended vacation from school. This


Distinguishing the person and his acts

Though there is such a close relationship between the person and his acts, we should try our best just the same to distinguish between the two. True, how the person is somehow determines how he acts. And how a person


Poor performance

An assessment conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund found Filipino students in Grade 5 performing poorly on reading, mathematical and writing literacy among five countries in Southeast Asia in February 2019. Results of the 2019 Southeast Asia Primary Learning


Army not keen on holiday truce with rebels

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is not inclined to recommend ceasefire against the New People’s Army in Western and Central Visayas, its spokesperson, Maj. Cenon Pancito, said yesterday. Stressing that they have not seen a grain


Solons okay LTO office in EB Magalona

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation has approved the proposed bill of Rep. Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) to establish a Land Transportation district office in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental. House Bill No. 8034


3 HVTs yield P1-M shabu in Bacolod buy-bust

A barangay official in Negros Occidental and his two companions were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City on Thursday afternoon. The suspects were identified as Jan Michael Astorga,

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Bacolod bizmen urged: Buy vaccines for employees

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City government is urging businessmen to shoulder the expenses for the vaccine needs of their employees. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said that, in as much as the city government wants to have all

Olympic swimming medalist charged over riot in Capitol

US Olympic swimming gold medalist Klete Keller was charged by the Justice Department Wednesday with participating in the January 6 attack on Congress by supporters of President Donald Trump. Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered

Tokyo Olympics safe and secure despite virus emergency: official

Tokyo Olympics organizers insisted yesterday that the coronavirus-postponed Games will still go ahead despite Japan declaring a state of emergency less than 200 days before the opening ceremony. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday announced the month-long measure covering the

Money lender shot dead while eating: police

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES A money lender was shot and killed in his house in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City, Tuesday night. P/Col. Ariel Pico, Bacolod City Police Office spokesperson, identified the fatality as Joeffrey Parandas, 54, of Phase 1, Regent

Bacolod secures 650K vaccine doses

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod City is getting 650,000 doses of coronavirus 19 vaccines from AstraZeneca pharmaceutical firm, Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed yesterday. Leonardia said he asked the consent of AstraZeneca before disclosing the number of doses that Bacolod

Bacolod, NegOcc join signing of deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine doses

Bacolod City and the provincial government of Negros Occidental were among several local government units that joined the signing yesterday of a memorandum of agreement with AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company to acquire another 17 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine. The Philippine