January 9, 2021

When weakness becomes a source of strength

That Pauline statement, “For when I am weak, then I am strong”, (2 Cor 12,10) should make us feel reassured and consoled every time we are hounded and burdened by all sorts of difficulties and troubles, including when we are


Miracles do happen

“Mother, Mother, I am sick/ Call the doctor very quick/ Doctor, Doctor, Will I die?/ No, my darling, do not cry.” I am sure a lot of those in my generation of elementary school pupils still remember that limerick that


Preparation for vaccination

As the government struggles to secure vaccines for as many as 70 million people this year, a recent survey has found less than a third of Filipinos willing to get inoculated against the coronavirus. The Pulse Asia poll conducted between


Biz registration lower than expected: mayor

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III It was lower than we expected, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said on the decrease of business registration in the city last year compared to 2019. Leonardia said the eight percent reduction was lower compared to


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


Bing to sign more deals for vaccines

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia may enter into more agreements with different pharmaceutical firms for the procurement of vaccines against Covid-19 in the coming days. This was after the Sangguniang Panlungsod unanimously approved his request


LGUs urged to allot funds for vaccination

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson encouraged local government units in Negros Occidental yesterday to come up with allocations for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines, for their constituents. This was after Lacson confirmed that he is expected to


Photo of the Day

REOPENING. Kabankalan Mayor Pedro Zayco Jr. (center) checks upgrading efforts in preparation for the reopening of the Balicaocao Eco-Park on Jan. 15* Kabankalan PIO photo


Kabankalan gov’t cancels Sinulog fest

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The traditional Sinulog Festival of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, to mark the feast of Señor Santo Niño this month, has been cancelled due to the pandemic. The decision was made during a meeting with the Sinulog


Dredging of rivers in NegOcc on

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Local officials are banking on the dredging of major rivers and tributaries in the 3rd district of Negros Occidental to address the perennial problem of flashfloods, the latest of which occurred during the New Year celebration

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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

2 nabbed for drugs

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Four sachets of suspected shabu, valued at P40,800, were seized from an alleged drug peddler  during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. 8, Bacolod City on Saturday night. Station 2 chief, P/Capt. Leo Gestopa, said Jerwin

Dredging of Mambuloc Creek to start

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Dredging activities at Mambuloc Creek behind the Amaia Steps condominiums in Brgy. 8, Bacolod City will start this week to ease flooding at the downtown area. Executive assistant Joemarie Vargas, who is also the cluster

Guv assures vaccines for NegOr

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has reassured his constituents that the provincial government, through its Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), will procure its own coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines. Capitol spokesperson Bimbo Miraflor told

‘Sex and the City’ revival up

A revival of the hit show “Sex and the City” will come to HBO Max, the network announced Sunday, and will star all of its original leads except actress Kim Cattrall. The new series, titled “And Just Like That…”, will

Escalante, Calatrava hospitals targeted to be 90% operational

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial consultant for Hospital Operations Mariano Antonio Cui III yesterday justified the transfer of operations of the Vicente Gustilo District Hospital and Calatrava Municipal Hospital to the local government units of Escalante City and Calatrava, respectively,