February 2021

NegOcc under MGCQ until March 31: Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson extended yesterday the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status of Negros Occidental until March 31 this year. In Executive Order No. 21-14 he issued yesterday, Lacson noted that Negros Occidental has 6,811


Himamaylan cops top performance evaluation rating

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Himamaylan City Police Station did it again. Under the leadership of P/Maj. Romeo Vargas, the station topped the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office Unit Performance Evaluation Rating (UPER) anew for the month of January. NOCPPO


P1.3M in ‘shabu’ seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of the Bacolod City Drug Enforcement Unit seized more than P1.3 million in suspected shabu in two drug buy-bust operations in barangays Tangub and Alijis, yesterday and Thursday. P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, Bacolod police spokesperson,


Injecting hope, boosting morale

This is the challenge I am having at the moment, what with a surge of people coming with problems of worries, fears, doubts, sadness, and the like eating them up. Yes, the Covid pandemic plays a big part in this


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



After the “misencounter” between police officers and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) where a firefight near a shopping mall left four persons dead Wednesday night, a joint investigation by a board of inquiry with representatives from both


Duterte signs indemnity fund bill into law

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law yesterday a measure that aims to fast-track the administration of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines and establish a P500-million indemnification fund. This was confirmed by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go in a press statement. Photos

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372 workers in Negros Occidental get P7.6M in money claims

The Department of Labor and Employment said that 372 affected workers in Negros Occidental received P7,624,207.51 in money claims for regular holiday pay and special day premium, provisions of minimum wage and payments of 13th month, retirement, and separation benefits,

P15M road concreting project up

Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo led the groundbreaking rites for the road concreting project in Brgy. Crossing Magallon, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental yesterday* GPB photo

Duterte certifies 3 bills as urgent for economic growth amid Covid

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent three measures to boost economic growth in the country amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, Malacañang said. In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill (SB)

Kadamay member shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspects on a motorcycle shot and killed a member of the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap, a militant urban poor organization, in Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental on Thursday. The police said that Jesus Pason

Community pantries sprout across Bacolod

Joining the movement of sharing basic and essential goods among Filipinos around the country amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, several individuals and groups have set up community pantries in various areas in Bacolod City yesterday. Photographs of free food

SP seeks thorough investigation on slay of provincial consultant

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan has joined the numerous calls for a thorough probe and for authorities to expedite their investigations into the killing of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui, on April 12 in San