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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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,

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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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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

Kenin loses to Sakkari in Abu Dhabi

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the WTA event in Abu Dhabi, losing in three sets to number nine seed Maria Sakkari in the quarter-finals on Monday. After top seed Kenin took the opening set 6-2, the Greek

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As this government that has failed to call dibs on any vaccine faced criticism for its choice of vaccine supplier as it scrambled to source the vaccine that our leaders thought would fall on their lap as they napped under

Settlement deal with city soon

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Finally, the long legal battle between Central Negros Electric Cooperative and the Bacolod City government over dues they owe each other will be resolved soon. This was after city officials and representatives of Ceneco met

Photo of the Day

REFRESHING. A view of a rainbow below the Malatan-og Falls in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, in this photo taken Sunday* Nic Ledesma/CCN photo

Possible landslides, flooding in Visayas

Rainy weather is likely to be experienced and elevate the risk for flooding and landslides in Region V (Bicol) and the Visayas this weekend. “Communities in those areas must be alert to such dangers,” Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services