January 7, 2021

Promoting chastity

This should be an ongoing concern for all of us. We should do whatever we can to promote it, fighting it out to live it properly ourselves and helping others to do the same. While it is not the most


Following the leader…

One aspect that has been badly hurt by this COVID pandemic in the Philippines is education. Just when the Department was about to begin face-to-face classes after a seeming reduction in the number of COVID cases, a new variant has


Baby boom?

Commission on Population executive director Juan Antonio Perez III recently expressed concerns that a baby boom would happen when the Covid-19 pandemic is over. In a recent interview, Perez said a spike in the number of Filipino babies born at


SP authorizes Leonardia to deal with AstraZeneca for vaccines

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City unanimously approved yesterday a resolution allowing Mayor Evelio Leonardia to enter into a multi-lateral agreement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines Inc. for the purchase of vaccines against the coronavirus disease


Talisay under state of calamity

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Talisay City in Negros Occidental is now under a state of calamity due to extensive damage brought about by the flashfloods that affected 4,661 families in 17 barangays. The Talisay Sangguniang Panlungsod approved yesterday the recommendation


85 rebels neutralized in regions 6, 7: Army

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division reported yesterday that it has neutralized 85 armed New People’s Army rebels in regions 6 and 7, with 17 of them killed in gun-battles, last year. Of the neutralized rebels, 22


Flood damage reaches P20M

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Losses in livestock and agro-fisheries due to heavy flooding in the third district of Negros Occidental had already reached P20 million, as of yesterday. Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, reported P3.5-million worth of damage to


Photo of the Day

AFTER THE FLOOD. A fisherman returned to the sea in Barangay Balaring, Silay City Wednesday* Nic Ledesma/CCN photo


Probationer shot dead in Bacolod

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN & ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two suspects on a motorcycle shot and killed a probationer along circumferential road in Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, yesterday morning. The victim was identified by the police as Noel Peraren, 54,

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80% of city brgys Covid-free

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Forty-nine of the 61 barangays of Bacolod City have been declared free from coronavirus disease 2019 after no new cases have been recorded in these places, City Administrator Em Ang said yesterday. Ang, who is

2 more NegOcc towns buying vaccines

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite limited budgets, mayors of two northern Negros Occidental municipalities are planning to allot funds for the purchase of vaccines against Covid for their constituents. EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday that they can afford

NBA tightens safety measures vs. Covid

The NBA and its players union updated Covid-19 health and safety protocols on Tuesday, adding tougher new rules in the wake of increasing player cases and game postponements. NBA and National Basketball Players Association officials talked Monday and NBA team

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,

SITG formed to probe slay of councilor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office has created a Special Investigation Task Group to probe the killing of Sta. Catalina Councilor Rude Anthony Melodia on Jan. 10. Melodia, 29, was gunned down by three motorcycle riding

ECC accepting applications for cash aid from employees

The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) said yesterday it is now ready to accept applications for cash assistance from workers, including those affected by the coronavirus disease 2019, for this year. “We suspended in September but for 2021, since we have