January 25, 2021

Formation for the new normal

We need to pause if only to figure out how we can meet our need for continuing education and formation under and for the new normal. Things are quite different now, and there are bases to think that these differences


When loyalty is misplaced

Like any other oil consumers, I felt very happy when I read a headline saying that oil prices  had been rolled back. Alas, my excitement turned to disappointment when the next announcement said the rollback was only five centavos for


Still building

The Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research expects the Philippine construction industry to enjoy a double-digit growth of 13 percent this year as revived infrastructure projects are seen helping the country recover from the pandemic-induced recession. “Infrastructure will be


Fugitive killed in police ops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A fugitive, with pending arrest warrant for murder, died Friday night during an armed confrontation with policemen in Purok Santa Rita, Brgy. Dulao, Bago City, Negros Occidental. Killed during a joint operation of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping


Montecillo elected NPC president

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Yves Montecillo of RMN DYHB was elected president of the Negros Press Club for 2021-2022 during its annual assembly and election Saturday. Montecillo garnered 69 votes over past president Rey Siason of Muews Radio, who


Gov’t eyes price cap on pork

The national government is eyeing to impose a price cap on pork amid rising food prices, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said yesterday. In an interview over DzBB, Nograles, chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger, said the Department


Enforce proper rice labeling, LGUs told

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is urging local government units to enforce proper and truthful labeling in rice to enable consumers to differentiate locally-produced rice from imported ones. Alice Mataia of PhilRice’s Policy Research and Advocacy project, said in

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Capitol turns over mgmt of 2 hospitals to LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The management of the Vicente Gustilo District Hospital (VGDH) and Calatrava Municipal Hospital was formally turned over yesterday by the provincial government of Negros Occidental to the local government units of Escalante City and Calatrava. The

P10 million police station to rise in Hinobaan: Estrao

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A modern police station, worth P10 million, will rise soon in Brgy. Pook, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental. Mayor Ernesto Estrao said yesterday that the budget for the two-storey police station comes from the Philippine National Police, and

4 flood-hit LGUs submit rehab plans

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Infrastructure projects damaged by flash floods two months ago in the third district of Negros Occidental will be repaired. Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez and the Office of the Civil Defense 6 will spearhead a Comprehensive Rehabilitation

Dialysis center to rise in Himamaylan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Himamaylan City will soon have its own dialysis center to serve residents with kidney problems. Mayor Raymund Tongson, on his social media account, said the construction of the city-owned dialysis center will be sourced from the

PH to resume deployment of household workers to UAE March 31

The Department of Labor and Employment announced yesterday that the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will resume at the end of the month. In a press statement, Labor Undersecretary Claro Arellano, head of

Rebel linked to slay of 3 soldiers nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The hunt for members of the New People’s Army responsible for the ambush-slay of three Army soldiers, including a junior officer, led to the arrest of one suspect in Purok 1, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros