January 11, 2021

Our charity should be faith-driven

That’s how our charity should be. It should not just be a consequence of purely human empathy, sympathy and compassion, although these help a lot in living charity. It should not just be a matter of human altruism and philanthropy.


For better or for worse…

No warning or threats about the pandemic could keep the devotees of the Black Nazarene in Manila from going through with their annual devotions, and thousands still flocked to the Church in Quiapo on His feast day. It could be


Growing agriculture

The country’s agricultural sector will feel the effects of consecutive destructive typhoons at the end of 2020 and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has projected the sector’s performance for January to March


City mayors to meet with FDA, vaccine czar

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), has called for a special online general assembly of city mayors on Jan. 12, to meet with the vaccine czar of the National Task Force


Clinical trial in Bacolod this week

BY ADRIAN P NEMES III Johnson & Johnson (J&J), an American multi-national corporation, is set to conduct the third phase of the clinical trial for its coronavirus disease 2019 vaccine in Bacolod City this week. Dr. Adonis Guancia, principal investigator


Floods hit northern Negros anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More infrastructure projects were damaged by the latest flashfloods that hit eight cities and towns in northern Negros, with Silay among the hardest hit, and now recommended to be declared under a state of calamity, too.


Photo of the Day

Troops from the 79th Infantry Battalion help in the rescue and evacuation of residents affected by flooding in northern Negros Occidental* 79th IB photo


Councilor shot dead

A councilor of the municipality of Sta. Catalina in Negros Oriental was shot by suspects on motorcycles and died hours later at a hospital yesterday. An initial report from the Sta. Catalina Police Station said Rhode Anthony Vulfa Melodia was


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


Armed NPA team leader surrenders

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A self-confessed team leader of the Regional Strike Force (RSF) of the Komiteng Rehiyonal-Negros-Cebu-Bohol-Siquijor surrendered to the 16th Scout Ranger Company in Barangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental on Friday, and brought with him two high-powered

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Pacquiao, 2 others court UNegA support

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN United Negros Alliance secretary general Salvador Escalante Jr. said yesterday they received “feelers” from the groups of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, and even boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who are courting their

More Covid variant cases in Negros Oriental logged: PHO

The provincial government of Negros Oriental has reported additional cases of coronavirus disease 2019 variants even as the number of infections continues to decline. Assistant Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Liland Estacion, who is the Covid-19 incident commander of the province’s

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

More vaccines for areas under ‘Delta’ threat

Additional Covid-19 vaccines will be deployed to areas where the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus was detected. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said the inoculation program in Western Visayas, Northern

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

SC launches cashless payments

A cashless payment scheme for small claims cases has been launched by the Supreme Court. In a statement yesterday, the SC said Judiciary ePayment for Small Claims, the online payment of legal fees, will be pilot-tested in close to 1,000