January 28, 2021

False freedom enslaves

This is what we should be very clear about. True freedom can only be found in God, in Christ who is the God-made-man to reveal to us who God is and who we are in relation to God. It is


How do you rate your leaders?

They said it, not us or any other nationals. I heard on TV someone commenting that they are no longer the “United” States of America, but the “Un “Divided” one. This was shortly after the transfer of power from Donald



The Department of Information and Communications Technology is setting its sights on speeding up the process of issuing permits for fiber optic cables for telecommunications companies and internet connectivity to further improve the quality and speed of connectivity in the


Next AFP chief a Negrense

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another Negrense has been appointed chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, a native of Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, who used to be the company commander of the 11th Infantry Battalion, then


SLI drug personality shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two motorcycle-riding suspects shot and killed an alleged drug personality in Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental on Tuesday. The victim was identified by the Silay police as Rodulfo Cain Jr., alias Jun Kumpol, 45, of


‘Downgrading of nurses SGs demoralizing’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Calling the downgrading of salary grades of government nurses “demoralizing”, the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) will seek the help of President Rodrigo Duterte in addressing the problems caused by a new circular of the


Guv, 3 other officials test negative

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said he will report back to work today after he tested negative for Covid-19 yesterday. Lacson went on self-isolation Tuesday after he was informed that an official of the Department


Follow health protocols, city urges resorts

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center reiterated its warning that sanctions await resorts and other establishments found violating the guidelines on minimum health protocols against Covid-19. The warning was issued after a resort in Bacolod,

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195 workers avail of low cost housing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Kabankalan city government has 195 employees who have availed of socialized housing, and 17 beneficiaries received keys to their houses, in a ceremony led by Mayor Pedro Zayco yesterday. Zayco, assisted by Vice-Mayor Raul Rivera,

18 more cops face dismissal for drug use

Some 18 police officers and non-uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police are facing dismissal after they tested positive for illegal drugs during random tests. PNP chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, said yesterday that he ordered the pre-charge investigation and summary

DILG says PH under MGCQ will lead to harmonized travel regulations

The Department of the Interior and Local Government said easing the quarantine status of the country to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) starting March would address the fragmented travel restrictions by local government units across the country. The move was

Plaza repair almost done

The repair of the checkered flooring is part of the P22-million reconstruction program at the Bacolod public plaza* APN photo

2 die, nine injured in accidents

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two vehicular accidents in Bacolod City over the weekend claimed the lives of two men, and resulted in injuries to nine others. The fatalities were identified by Station 3 commander, P/Major Richard Fajarito, as Joshua