January 27, 2021

RTC upholds dismissal of complaint vs. Baciwa

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Regional Trial Court Branch 45 upheld its earlier decision dismissing the petition filed by the group of Councilor Wilson Gamboa for a declaratory relief and declaration of nullity of the joint venture agreement (JVA)


2 more ROFs to face falsification raps

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Legal Office will add two more returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) from Negros Occidental to the list of respondents, who will be charged for falsification of public documents and violation of health protocols, Provincial Administrator


11 Negros Occidental LGUs receive awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eleven local government units in Negros Occidental were honored and conferred awards by the Department of the Interior and Local Government during the Provincial Anti-Drug Summit at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City on Friday. The


Capitol proposing tax relief

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is proposing a tax relief for real property owners, who failed to pay their tax obligations for 2020 and prior years, amounting to P2.8 billion, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said


Meat prices up in city, Neg. Occ.

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Meat prices in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, registered an increase of P2 to P16 per kilo as of Monday, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena confirmed yesterday. Carabao meat is now sold at P266.45 per kilo,


DENR orders closure of open dumpsites

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered all the agency’s Environmental Management Bureau regional directors to step up efforts against open dumpsites in their respective areas of jurisdiction, noting that Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological


More assistance for flood victims

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Residents of EB Magalona, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay, who were hit twice by flashfloods in the first two weeks of 2021 received assistance from Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa recently. Rep. Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd


The slippery slope to self-indulgence

We have to be wary of this danger that is clearly becoming widespread. Self-indulgence is a constant threat, especially these days when good and evil are so mixed up that we would mostly likely be left confused and easily taken

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Guvs to appeal IATF reso on travel protocols

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The League of Provinces of the Philippines will make an appeal on Resolution 101 issued by the National Inter-Agency Task Force, that states that testing should not be mandatory for travelers, except when the local government

Mandatory use of BaCTrac starts today

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Private and public establishments in Bacolod City are mandated to use the BaCTrac system effective today, under City Ordinance 941, Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data analysis of the Emergency Operations Center, said

‘No mercenary killers in city’

Police Station 1 personnel, under the supervision of P/Maj. Ramel Sarona, regularly conduct motorcycle patrolling and visibility in downtown Bacolod*

Policeman shot dead in Calatrava

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 37-year-old policeman was shot and killed by still unidentified gunmen Saturday night in Hacienda Caridad, Brgy. Patun-an, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified by P/Maj. Roberto Indiape, Calatrava police chief, as P/SSgt. John Daniel

Skills diplomats need

Despite the statistics on the cases as well as mortalities linked to this new virus has been decimating world population, why is it that people are  still afraid of undergoing vaccinations against it? I heard on TV one city mayor

PBA Press Corps awards night to honor bubble staff

The staff members of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), who had a hand in making the league’s season bubble in Angeles, Pampanga will be feted during the PBA Press Corps Awards Night on Sunday. The 17-man crew, led by deputy