January 22, 2021

WV tightens watch vs. ASF

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Border restrictions in the provinces of Western Visayas, including Negros Occidental, will be among the measures to be strictly imposed to prevent the entry of the African swine fever (ASF) that has affected parts of


3K Bacolod residents undergo testing

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 3,000 residents of Bacolod City will undergo the first surveillance testing for 2021 that started yesterday until Feb. 15, to ensure that they are free from coronavirus disease 2019. Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for


Poor households affected by lockdowns to get aid

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Households that have been affected by granular lockdowns in Bacolod City will receive assistance, worth P18 million, soon. This was after the list of about 6,000 low-income-earner families, who were locked down from Sept. 11


3 facing rape, murder charges nabbed: cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three fugitives, including a senior citizen, who are facing rape and murder cases, were accounted for in separate manhunt operations in Negros Occidental on Wednesday. Ranny Panaligan, of Brgy. Alangilan in Bacolod City, one of the


PLO ordered to take legal action versus ROFs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Legal Office was ordered by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday to take legal action against three returning residents of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, for misdeclaration, for not stating that they came from the United Kingdom.


Be legal and moral troops, NOCPPO urged

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson urged the Negros Occidental police officers yesterday to be legal and moral troops. In dealing with problems involving criminality, illegal drugs, and insurgency, Lacson said that while the task of policemen and


Ceres drivers, fare collectors conduct picket

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The management of Vallacar Transit Inc. assured the public yesterday of normal operations of buses plying the Bacolod-Victorias-Bacolod route, amid the holding of a picket by about 20 disgruntled drivers and fare collectors. VTI media relations


Photo of the Day

VISIT. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is toured around the Art District in Bacolod City by artist Charlie Co in this photo posted by Silay Mayor Mark Golez on his FB page yesterday*


How things change

My wife and I stayed up Wednesday night to watch the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, the 46th president of the United States of America and his Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman of color and South Asian descent


Only three showed up

Where were the others? Like many other Filipinos, I watched with interest the change of administration in the United States, where Joseph R. Biden took over the presidency from Donald Trump. But like those others also following the TV coverage,

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City animal welfare task force pushed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An Animal Welfare Task Force was proposed by several officials of the Bacolod City government and animal welfare advocates in a meeting yesterday. The task force will formulate and implement plans and programs for animal

Russia detects first case of H5N8 avian flu in humans

Russia said Saturday that its scientists had detected the world’s first case of transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu from birds to humans and had alerted the World Health Organization. In televised remarks, the head of Russia’s health

A do-or-die matter

How would you like to be a woman in Japan? I had been so ignorant about their conditions until the other day I saw some lines on TV stating that women there can only attend meetings and conferences as “observers”,

‘Auring’ now a tropical storm

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN “Auring” intensified from tropical depression to tropical storm yesterday, and was moving toward the northwestward direction at 10 kilometers per hour, based on the report of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration. Provincial Disaster

DOLE-6 releases nearly P800M in aid

The national government, through the Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas, has released P799.84 million in livelihood and cash assistance to workers affected by the health pandemic. Using funds provided under the Bayanihan I and II, the DOLE

‘Murcia’s Best Harvest’ until Feb. 28

The “Murcia’s Best Harvest” agricultural fair that has been ongoing since Feb. 8 at the town plaza covered court will run until the end of this month. “We held a soft opening on Feb. 8, after which we conducted a