January 13, 2021

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


Flood damage hits P22.4M in livestock, agro-fisheries

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The flashfloods that hit Negros Occidental over the weekend damaged P22.4 million worth of agro-fisheries and livestock products, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said. Masculino said damage to rice crops reached P15.1 million, covering 675.79 hectares


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


71 families isolated in Dumaguete

Seventy-one families in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental are now under quarantine after exposure to confirmed Covid-19 cases. The families are quarantined in their barangays with the office of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo providing them with food packs, the city public


Angara gives P300,000 to three cities

Senator Sonny Angara donated P100,000 each to the cities of Victorias, Silay, and Talisay in northern Negros that were affected by flooding. Victorias City Councilor Derek Palanca, who received the cash donation in behalf of Mayor Francis Frederick “Wantan” Palanca,


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,


Performing PRO-6 units to get reward

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Police units in Western Visayas with significant accomplishments on focused police operations will be rewarded, Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda, PNP 6 director, said. “Through the reward system, the units will be motivated to accomplish more,” Miranda


New normal socials

After almost a year through this Kung Flu pandemic, I’ve noticed a big change in social gatherings. Adieu to grandiose all-star-cast parties where one hardly gets to talk with the other guests. After the usual best-beso, one would go to


Red Cross extends aid to city PWDs

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Bacolod-Negros Occidental Chapter extended food assistance to 100 persons with disabilities (PWDs) at the Bacolod City Government Center lobby recently. The distribution of the food packs was part of a simultaneous nationwide program of the


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

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The State of our country today

Today is SONA Day, and if you still do not know, or remember that what that is, then you must have been out of the country, or just out of tune with the times we will listen to our President,

Petition vs. 72 voter registrants withdrawn

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The opposition to the voter’s registration filed against 72 residents of Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod have been officially withdrawn by its petitioner, City Commission on Election officer, Kathrina Trinio-Caña, said yesterday. Caña said Edward Meneses

Bing invited to Duterte’s final SONA

As the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia was invited jointly by the Senate and House of Representatives to personally attend the sixth and final State of the Nation Address of

Travel ban covers Thailand, Malaysia amid Delta threat

Travelers from Thailand and Malaysia will be prohibited from entering the Philippines beginning July 25, Malacañang announced yesterday amid the threat posed by the more transmissible Delta variant. “President Rodrigo Duterte approved the travel restrictions for all travelers coming from

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

Negative RT-PCR required for all travelers to Negros

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negative RT-PCR test results are again required of all travelers, including those fully vaccinated against the Covid-19, to be allowed entry to Negros Occidental, following the increasing cases of the highly-contagious Delta variant. Negros Occidental Gov.