January 4, 2021

Making the New Year a good year

Unfortunately, we are still hearing that this Covid pandemic will still be with us for months and even for years. Let’s hope and pray that this piece of information would be proven wrong as early as possible, and that those


More for 2021

The New Year has been rung in and while the celebrations across the planet were mostly muted, almost everyone must have been hoping for a better 2021. In countries whose governments have been more proactive than the rest, citizens have


Army braces for revival of NPA assassin squads

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is bracing for the revival of the New People’s Army urban hit squads, as announced earlier by Communist Party of the Philippines spokesperson, Marco Valbuena, and called it “illegal and in


7 killed on New Year’s Day

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Seven deaths were recorded on the first day of 2021 in Negros Occidental, aside from the flashfloods that hit three cities and one town in the 3rd District. Three of the seven victims were killed in


Bing: Minors, elderly should stay at home

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Minors 15 years old and below, and seniors citizens aged 66 years old and above, should still be required to remain at home despite the Modified General Community Quarantine status of Bacolod City until the


Five LGUs register zero Covid case

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There are now five municipalities in Negros Occidental with zero active case of Covid-19, as of Jan. 2, the Provincial Incident Management Team said. The municipalities of EB Magalona and Ilog joined Don Salvador Benedicto, Pulupandan,


Bacolod ‘Most Improved City’ in Region 6

The City of Bacolod was declared the “Most Improved Highly Urbanized City (HUC)” in Region 6 for 2020 by the Department of Trade and Industry. The award was given to Bacolod City during the 4th Regional Competitiveness Council Recognition Ceremony


Mayors support vaccination program

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has committed to support the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination program of the national government in a bid to ensure vaccine supply for its member-cities. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, national president

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2 Bacolodnons join 2021 Miss Universe Philippines

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two Bacoleña beauties made it to the top 100 delegates for the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant. Nikki de Grano and Shane Pia with 98 other Filipinas will have to undergo a series of virtual

Benitez sure of petition dismissal

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Rep. Alfredo Benitez said yesterday he is confident that the Comelec Election Registration Board will dismiss the opposition filed against his transfer of voter’s registration from Victorias City to Bacolod City, with evidences he had

‘Bacolod Covid patients all in isolation facilities’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The city extraction team has no more backlogs and all patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have been placed in isolation facilities in Bacolod, city executive assistant Ernie Pineda, who is in-charge of the team,

Heartbreaks at the Olympics

I was hoping to write about the President’s State of the Nation Address in this column, but it is almost 4 p.m. already and I have an appointment that I cannot forego. So, I guess I will have to hold

BCPO logs 27K health protocol violators

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Health protocol violators in Bacolod City had reached 27,941 as of Sunday, P/Lt. Col. Lester Leada, who heads the City Police Office Operations Branch, said yesterday. Of the number, 6,610 were reprimanded for violating the

Indicators monitored for possible changes in anti-Covid measures

The government is checking on several indicators that would determine whether there is a need to adjust the measures being implemented to fight the coronavirus disease 2019, Malacañang said yesterday. This after President Rodrigo Duterte sought stricter health measures in