February 4, 2021

Bacolod collects P692M in taxes amid pandemic

Acting City Treasurer Arlene Memoria recently reported to Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia that the City was still able to collect P692 million in real property taxes (RPT) in 2020. This was only P1.9 million short of the RPT collections


Transcom vows strict health measures

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Business Process Outsourcing firm Transcom Bacolod vowed to implement stringent health measures as it resumes operations today after it was closed for two days due to the coronavirus outbreak in its facility. But City Legal


4 killed in hold-up, shooting incidents

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III & GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four persons, one a woman, were killed in shooting incidents in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental Tuesday and yesterday. Angelica Montalvo, 23, of Brgy. Banago, Bacolod was with her aunt and


House panel to tackle amendments to SIDA

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Technical Working Group will have a blended meeting today with sugar industry stakeholders in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. The TWG, that is chaired by Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez (Neg.


Lacson to seek re-election

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson declared his intention yesterday to seek re-election in the synchronized national and local elections next year. Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer had earlier said he will also seek re-election, in tandem with Lacson.


‘Campaign adjustments possible’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposal to ban face-to-face campaigning in the May 2022 elections because of the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to campaign adjustments for candidates, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. “That is something that we have to


Photo of the Day

DREDGING. Day 3 of the dredging and excavation at Mambuloc Creek in Bacolod City yesterday* Bacolod DRRMO photo


Give without counting the cost

If we are truly followers of Christ, then whatever we give to others, especially to God, is done without counting the cost. It should purely be gratuitous, given as a gift. If our understanding of giving is that of a


Beware of fake vaccines

Is it true that the Philippines will receive its order of vaccines against the coronavirus disease within this month? That sounds like very good news, but it seems a lot of people are dubious about their sources. For one, a


Confined spaces

After President Duterte overturned the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to let people aged 10 to 65 instead of 15 to 65 go outside for the sake of their physical and mental

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Photo of the Day

MAMBULOC CREEK. A photo of the ongoing excavation and dredging operations at Mambuloc Creek in Bacolod City, taken Feb. 16* DRRMO photo

Flooding, landslide as ‘Auring’ nears

The provincial government of Negros Oriental and its local government units are gearing up for the possible onslaught of tropical storm Auring this weekend. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has already issued a warning to communities

‘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

LGUs monitor ground cracks in NegOr

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Negros Oriental and its local government unit counterparts in the northern part of the province are continuously monitoring ground cracks to help mitigate the possible occurrence of landslides brought by incessant

No new Covid cases in 12 Neg. Occ. LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of local government units in Negros Occidental with no new Covid cases rose to 12, as of Monday. The number of active cases also dropped to 58, the Provincial Incident Management Team said yesterday.

Health protocols in air, seaports effective: exec

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The implementation of health protocols for arriving passengers at the airport and seaports has been an effective tool in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in Negros Occidental, Provincial Incident Management Team head, Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, said