February 2, 2021

Guv concerned about cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson aired his concern yesterday over the news that 41 Transcom employees tested positive for Covid-19, adding that since eight of them are from outside Bacolod, they may have returned to


Six NegOcc cops receive medals

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six policemen assigned at the Bacolod City Police Office and the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office were among the awardees yesterday during the 30th PNP Foundation Day celebration at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City. Napolcom


Pa kills son in La Castellana

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A laborer, 56, has been arrested in Brgy. Cabagnaan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental on Sunday, for the death of his son, the police said. The suspect, identified as Romulo Roto Sr., was reported by the La


LRY, Olivia remain in control of 2 firms

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Businessman Leo Rey Yanson was re-elected chairman of the board and president of the Goldstar Bus Transit Inc. and Ceres Transport Inc. during a virtual stockholders meeting yesterday, a press statement from their camp said. GBTI


Meat prices still up: PVO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Meat prices in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, continue to increase by P2 to P21, as of yesterday. Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena, in his report to Governor Eugenio Lacson, said carabao meat is now sold


Sun dazed

Almost six years after my DIY hybrid off grid PV system was installed in my home, I will have repaired or replaced almost all of the components. Only the photovoltaic (PV) panels mounted on my roof have survived the years


United, or just ‘Undivided’?

Remember that old saying we inherited from the Americans? It sounded so beautiful: “United we stand, Divided we fall”. I heard  that as an elementary school pupil, and never forgot it. I was told it was coined by the people


Inequality rising

The report entitled, “The inequality virus”, released by anti-poverty group Oxfam warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is aggravating inequality with the richest quickly getting richer while it will likely take years for the world’s poorest to recover. Oxfam warned that

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Only 10% of Bacolodnons willing to get Covid shots

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Only about 10 percent of the more than half-a-million population of Bacolod City signified willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who chairs the local Inter-Agency Task Force, said.

EO on nat’l employment recovery up

An executive order is currently being drafted to institutionalize the 2021-2022 National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) to bring back jobs in the labor market and enhance the skills of the local workforce, a Palace official said yesterday. In a virtual

Escalante schedules arrival of LSIs from Cebu, Iloilo

The City of Escalante in Negros Occidental has set an arrival schedule for locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) from neighboring Cebu and Iloilo provinces, based on the directive issued by Mayor Melecio Yap Jr. on Tuesday. “The repatriation of LSIs shall be

Wave-battered ship returns to port: PCG

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A passenger ship bound for Cebu yesterday returned to its origin port in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, after encountering strong waves, the Philippine Coast Guard said. Following its departure from the port of San Carlos,

‘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