January 19, 2021

Capitol gives P3.5M for chicken prodn

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson turned over checks, worth P3,544,000 recently, to the Nabinay Agrarian Reform Cooperative, based in Brgy. Daga, Cadiz City, representing the first tranche of fund transfer for the Negros native chicken breeding, production, and marketing enterprise, under

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Oil prices to go up

Oil players are set to increase their prices this morning, posting a third consecutive weekly rise. In separate statements, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell said they will increase gasoline prices by P1 per liter, and diesel prices by P1.05

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11 MSMEs in NegOr get P7.93M assistance from DOST

Eleven micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Oriental received technology upgrading, worth more than P7 million, through the Department of Science and Technology Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program Innovation-Enabling Fund (SETUP iFund). The SETUP iFund is intended mainly

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Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics

The Japanese Diet opened yesterday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer, in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in coronavirus infections across the country. In

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Tennis tactics for Aussie isolation

From bitter social media posts to workouts using mattresses as hitting partners, dozens of the world’s best tennis players confined to Australian hotels for two weeks are dealing with their confinement in contrasting ways. The Australian Open in Melbourne has

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Nadal hits 800 straight weeks in ATP Top 10

Rafael Nadal yesterday became the first player to be ranked in the ATP top 10 for 800 consecutive weeks, a run spanning more than 15 years. The world number two broke Jimmy Connors’ previous record of 789 straight weeks in

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NBI Bacolod closed as 5 employees test positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The National Bureau of Investigation district office in Bacolod City will be closed for one week, after five of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus disease, its head, Renoir Baldovino, said yesterday. Baldovino said the

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52 more brgys insurgent-free

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of the Interior and Local Government said 52 more barangays of Negros Occidental were liberated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines from the influence and control of the New People’s Army. Twenty-eight former

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Status of tourism industry in Bacolod presented today

Mayor Evelio Leonardia will present before Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the Department of Tourism the status of the tourism industry in Bacolod and its tourism recovery plan to mitigate the adverse effects of the pandemic. Leonardia will make the presentation

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NPA lauds NegOr SP for slashing intel funds

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Rachelle Mae Palang Command (RPMC) of the New People’s Army lauded the decision of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Oriental to markedly slash the budget intended for “intelligence gathering fund” in order to allocate more

2nd batch of SSS pensions released

The Social Security System said yesterday it has released the second batch of February 2021 pensions, amounting to P5.2 billion, on Tuesday, through the Philippine Electronic Fund Transfer System and Operations Network (PESONet) and other checkless disbursement channels. The pension

9 yield over P220K in ‘shabu’ in Bacolod ops

Nine persons were arrested while P224,400 worth of suspected shabu was seized in buy-bust operations in the past four days in Bacolod, the City Police Office reported. On Thursday night, AJ Vincent Montelibano, 18, was caught selling a sachet of

Plane accident victims on the ground

Do we have the  same problem as Texas, U.S.A.? Remember  the last time we suffered from floods and experts  said they were caused by infrastructural defects. Well, Texas also suffered flooding lately and news reports blamed  infrastructural defects for it

PLDT, Dito interconnection deal

Telecommunications company PLDT and telco newcomer Dito have recently entered into an agreement for the construction of a transmission facility that will serve as the point of interconnection for their subscribers. Under the agreement, PLDT will establish and manage the

Lacson: Mabinay residents allowed to stay in Kabankalan for 12 hours

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson established conditions yesterday for allowing residents of Mabinay town in Negros Oriental to enter Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, as border control between the two local government units has been relaxed. Starting March