January 5, 2021

Make it better

There is no doubt that for most of us, 2020 absolutely sucked. It sucked not only because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the year 2020 also revealed how the government officials we ultimately elected in 2016 proved


Something for Ripley

If Ripley of the famous “Believe it or not” cartoons were still around, he would have found a very salable item by quoting the outgoing president of the United States for telling the officials of Georgia to “find votes” to


Labor pains

The Department of Labor and Employment is at the verge of rolling out a three-year national recovery plan to generate jobs for the millions of workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The national employment strategy is scheduled for implementation by


P30M for Covid vaccines

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he had signed a non-disclosure agreement with a pharmaceutical company to purchase vaccines, worth P30 million, against the coronavirus disease 2019. While he did not elaborate on


Bacolod LSIs start arriving

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Forty-eight locally stranded individuals from Manila and Cebu arrived in Bacolod City via Roll-on Roll-off vessels after the moratorium on their return lapsed on Sunday. Councilor Cindy Rojas, who is in charge of the returning


NOCPPO probes indiscriminate firing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police is investigating two reported incidents of illegal discharge of firearms on New Year’s Eve in the cities of Bacolod and Talisay in Negros Occidental. P/Lt. Abegael Donasco, deputy spokesperson of the Negros


Laborer dies of electrocution

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A laborer died when he was electrocuted in Brgy. 9, Bacolod City past 10 a.m. yesterday. Police Station 1 chief, P/Maj. Jovil Sedel, identified the fatality as Saner Perez, 41, of Gonzaga Extension, Bacolod. Sedel


LRY named chairman of Ceres anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Businessman Leo Rey Yanson was reappointed chairman of the Board and president of Ceres Liner Travel and Tours Inc. (CLTTI), during its annual stockholders’ meeting yesterday at its principal office in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City. A


Photo of the Day

VIRTUAL LOB. The Bago City Information Office pays tribute to winning Lights of Bago photos since 2012, including this entry of Ruel Cadigal in 2020 as posted on The Citybridge FB, after the 13th edition did not push through this year due to Covid-19*

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7.5K register in BOSS

Business confidence in Bacolod City remains high despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday. After its first week of opening on Jan. 8, the city government’s Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS) had already registered 7,531 businesses. This

3 towns have no new Covid cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There are three towns in Negros Occidental with no new coronavirus infections, as of Monday, and these are Don Salvador Benedicto, Hinobaan, and San Enrique, the Provincial Incident Management Team said. San Carlos City remains with

House panel gets 500K signatures in support of Charter amendments

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments received yesterday some 555,610 signatures gathered by the Department of the Interior and Local Government across the country to signify grassroots support for “surgical” amendments to the 1987 Constitution. DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya presented

San Carlos City resumes 24-hour curfew for kids

The City of San Carlos in Negros Occidental has resumed the 24-hour curfew for children below 12 years old starting Thursday, as part of the continuing measures to contain the local transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The modified curfew

Settlement deal with city soon

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Finally, the long legal battle between Central Negros Electric Cooperative and the Bacolod City government over dues they owe each other will be resolved soon. This was after city officials and representatives of Ceneco met

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