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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Oil price down over virus reemergence

After reaching 11-month highs last week, oil prices fell as China reported the most rise in daily coronavirus cases in more than five months, reigniting lingering concerns over weak demand. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at USD55.19 per barrel

Ceneco eyeing reduction of rates

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative will implement different measures to reduce power rates by P1 by June this year. Ceneco project supervisor and acting general manager Dan Pondevilla said yesterday that among the measures is

‘Unanimous OK on transfer of Capitol’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayors of Negros Occidental unanimously approved yesterday the transfer to Talisay City of the seat of power of the province, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. But nobody among the mayors dared to propose the transfer of

LGUs oppose reopening of Negros borders – guv

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Local chief executives are against a proposal to reopen the borders of Negros Occidental and Oriental, following the rising number in active coronavirus cases in the two provinces. Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday

3.4M workers get almost P30B in cash aid: DOLE

The government has provided close to P30-billion financial assistance to over three million local and overseas workers affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment said. Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay, in a Laging Handa briefing,

2 missionary priests sent abroad: CBCP

The country’s newest cardinal, Jose Advincula, sent two priests as missionaries abroad, true to the spirit of the theme “gifted to give”, as the Philippine Church celebrates the 500 years of Christianity, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said.