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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Petition vs. 72 voter registrants withdrawn

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The opposition to the voter’s registration filed against 72 residents of Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod have been officially withdrawn by its petitioner, City Commission on Election officer, Kathrina Trinio-Caña, said yesterday. Caña said Edward Meneses

Bing invited to Duterte’s final SONA

As the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia was invited jointly by the Senate and House of Representatives to personally attend the sixth and final State of the Nation Address of

Guv: Negative RT-PCR required for travelers from ECQ areas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers from Enhanced Community Quarantine areas, including Iloilo City and province, are required to present negative RT-PCR test results and their registered S-PaSS, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. The Department of Health earlier confirmed two

DILG asked on process to replace Sy

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A resolution seeking clarification with the Department of Interior and Local Government on the process of selecting the replacement of the late Councilor Elmer Sy was passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday. Councilor Renecito Novero,

Woman killed in front of son

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A woman was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman on a motorcycle in Brgy. 2 poblacion, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental Saturday. The Pontevedra police, who identified the victim as Maelarie Pagunsan, 48, of Purok Perez in

Ceneco saves P44M through CENPRI power reserve deal

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative saved P44 million in power costs for the months of May to middle of July this year by utilizing its contracted reserve power from the Central Negros Power Reliability Inc. instead of relying on the