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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New HQ for Escalante cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Escalante City Police Station in Negros Occidental will soon have a new home. P/Lt. Col. Gil John Despi, Escalante City police chief, said yesterday that they are now preparing to transfer to their new city

Probationary extension bill next best thing to ‘endo’

A House of Representatives panel has revived the bill proposing to extend probationary employment of workers from the current six months to 24 months amid calls to fast-track the passage of the Security of Tenure Act. The House Committee on

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

HPG holding motorcycle riding course

A PNP Highway Patrol Group operative performs a motorcycle stunt at the start of the motorcycle riding course at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City Saturday* Capitol PIO photo

Lawyers, Hall of Justice employees to be inoculated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Employees of the Bacolod Hall of Justice (HOJ) and several lawyer are scheduled for inoculation today, Councilor Renecito Novero said. Novero, who is a member of the Bacolod Vaccination Committee, said he and Executive Judge

Army, NPA wage sporadic gun battles in Candoni

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sporadic gunbattles between Army soldiers and suspected New People’s Army rebels ensued in Candoni town, Negros Occidental, yesterday. P/Maj. Junji Liba, Candoni police chief, said the armed skirmishes started at about 5:30 a.m. yesterday, when 15th