January 12, 2021

Silay declares state of calamity

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three local government units in northern Negros have placed their areas under a state of calamity, with Silay City joining the list. Mayor Mark Golez said yesterday that they placed Silay under a state of calamity


Price freeze in Talisay, Victorias

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A price freeze on prime and basic commodities was implemented by the Department of Trade and Industry in the cities of Talisay and Victorias in Negros Occidental that were declared under a state of calamity


More Negros LGUs eyeing vaccine purchase

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More Negros Occidental local government units have signified their intention to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for their constituents, and Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he will assist them, and the private sector, in securing vaccines


PVO income down 52% amid Covid

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Provincial Veterinary Office’s revenue collection dropped by 52.76 percent last year compared to 2019 due to the ongoing pandemic. Provincial veterinarian Renante Decena said their revenue collection in 2019 was P7.1 million while they


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


Photo of the Day

CLEARING OPS. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office clearing a giant tamarind tree that was uprooted by strong winds in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod yesterday* Bacolod DRRMO photo


‘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


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,


Fuel prices up anew

Fuel costs will rise anew starting this morning, marking the second consecutive week of price increases. In separate advisories, Chevron, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, Total, and Petron said they will hike gasoline prices by P0.85 per liter

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Duterte’s performance 8 out of 10: NegOcc dads

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN/ADRIAN P. NEMES III From a scale of one to 10, the five years performance of Rodrigo Duterte as president got a rating of 8 from Negros Occidental officials. Giving him a performance rating of 8, Governor

P9.6-M farm-to-market road benefits 200 families in Bago

Some 200 farming families in Barangay Binubuhan, Bago City, Negros Occidental, are benefiting from the P9.63-million newly-paved concrete road implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways. DPWH-Western Visayas regional director Lea Delfinado said yesterday that the improved road

More OFWs needed in Abu Dhabi

Companies and businesses in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates are slowly opening, giving job opportunities to migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers. In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Manuel Dimaano of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the

Families flee homes amid armed clashes

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN About 14 families composed of 40 individuals fled their homes and sought refuge with their relatives in the lowlands, following a series of encounters on July 20 in Sitio Guinobatan, Brgy. Caningay, Candoni, Negros Occidental, between

City Comelec eyes satellite registration

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Commission on Elections will hold satellite voters registration at Robinsons mall in Bacolod City although the date is yet to be finalized, city Comelec officer Kathrina Trinio-Caña, said yesterday. Caña said that although the

Is Sara willing?

Will the Olympic Games go on to the finish? That is one of the supposedly million-dollar questions that nobody can answer right now. It has started, all right, thanks to the hardy spirit of some of its officials, but even