February 3, 2021

Loving in good times and bad

That is how our love should be. It should be stable and firm in all kinds of weather and season in life. It should remain alive and throbbing in any circumstance and condition. It should be universal in scope, excluding


The Wuhan visit

Since when did hospitals become a fearful place for  people who are not sick? I am sure everybody knows the answer to that now. These days when there is such an ailment that has been recklessly spreading around the world,


Dropping out?

The Department of Education has taken pains to dispute claims that many students have dropped out in the middle of the school year due to blended learning. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) earlier warned against a looming massive dropping


Covid vaccination dry run in Bacolod set Friday

Mayor Evelio Leonardia has instructed the Bacolod Covid-19 Vaccination (CoVac) Council to conduct simulation exercises on Friday as part of the city’s preparations for its vaccination program, when the vaccines arrive. City Administrator Em Ang, executive director of the Emergency


5 more BPOs issued notices of violation

Personnel of the Bacolod Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office disinfect the Transcom Bacolod workplace yesterday after more than 40 of its employees tested positive for Covid* Bacolod DRRMO photo


Proposed tax relief a win-win solution

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposed tax relief ordinance is a “win-win” solution for both delinquent real property owners, and the provincial government of Negros Occidental, that is collecting P2.8 billion in tax obligations for 2020 and prior years, Board


Lacson discourages 100% purchase of vaccine doses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson discouraged yesterday local government units from purchasing 100 percent of their supply of Covid-19 vaccines, as he took the word of the national government that all Filipinos would be vaccinated. Lacson recalled


Three Negros drug groups neutralized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police said yesterday that it has neutralized three local drug groups in Negros Occidental, with three more to go. P/Lt. Abegael Donasco, spokesperson of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, identified those considered


‘Have your children vaccinated’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia appealed to residents yesterday to have their children vaccinated against measles-rubella and polio. The free vaccination for babies 9 to 59 months old started Monday and will run until the end


Cadiz gets dredger for flood control

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The city government of Cadiz received a dredger donation from the provincial government of Negros Occidental, for its flood prevention program. The deed of donation was signed yesterday by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Cadiz City

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2 drug dens dismantled, 15 arrested

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said yesterday that it has dismantled another drug den during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City. The buy-bust operation resulted in the arrest of seven suspects and the recovery

Duterte allows LGUs to make advance vaccine payments

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a memorandum allowing local government units to make advance payments for the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19. In a virtual presser, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go had told him

Customs border protection team formed in Region 6

The District Port of Iloilo created a composite team named as Customs Border Protection (CBP)-District VI, in line with the orders of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero to strengthen border protection and control of each collection district in suppressing and

‘Saying yes to vaccine an act of charity’

Bishop Julito Cortes of the Diocese of Dumaguete has called on the lay faithful to cooperate with local government units and avail of the vaccine against Covid-19 as an act of charity to one’s neighbor as the Christian world begins

DOLE-6 releases nearly P800M in aid

The national government, through the Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas, has released P799.84 million in livelihood and cash assistance to workers affected by the health pandemic. Using funds provided under the Bayanihan I and II, the DOLE

Bacolod makes P31M initial vaccine payment

Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced that the City of Bacolod has made an advance initial payment of P31 million to AstraZeneca for the 650,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine it contracted with the pharmaceutical company. “The initial payment practically consummates our contract