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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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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.

Can we deal with ice and snow?

Pray! Help is coming, according to the news. Help in the form of vaccines to be administered to our people. But alas, it will not cover a fourth of our population, as there will only be about 25 million doses.

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

Fernandez thankful for SEAG assignment

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner Ramon Fernandez is grateful to the Philippine Olympic Committee for choosing him to lead the way for the national team in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games later this year in Hanoi. Appearing in a press

Bacolod secures 650K vaccine doses

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod City is getting 650,000 doses of coronavirus 19 vaccines from AstraZeneca pharmaceutical firm, Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed yesterday. Leonardia said he asked the consent of AstraZeneca before disclosing the number of doses that Bacolod

No prima facie evidence vs. former treasurer

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Negros Occidental Provincial Treasurer Nilda Generoso may now process her retirement claims and other benefits. This was after Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr. said yesterday that there was no prima facie evidence against Generoso,