February 6, 2021

The vaccines are coming!

It is both good and inspiring to know that, despite the fearsome threat of the COVID pandemic, sports officials as well as players all over the world are still upbeat about holding the Olympic Games this year. Nothing can inspire


Inflation czar?

The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, shot up to 4.2 percent year-on-year, rising by their fastest level in two years in January. Inflation overshot government expectations as the surge in food costs


Bacolod ready for Covid vaccination

A resident receives flu vaccine at the Covid vaccination dry run in Brgy. Villamonte gym yesterday as Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Dr. Chris Sorongon, Councilor Renecito Novero, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and EOC executive director Em Ang look on*


Transcom allowed to resume operations

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Business Process Outsourcing firm Transcom Bacolod was finally given the go signal by the Emergency Operations Center to resume operations on Monday, almost a week after their onsite work was halted due to the Covid


Bacolod honors EOC volunteers

The city government of Bacolod, led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, hosted an appreciation ceremony for seven volunteers of the Emergency Operations Center Task Force at the Bacolod City Government Center lobby Thursday night. The volunteers include Drs. Chris Sorongon and


DPWH told to expedite road repairs

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the Department of Public Works and Highways-Bacolod Engineering District, through district engineer Abraham Villareal, to expedite the road construction repair works along the Circumferential Road near the Bacolod City Government Center. A resolution, authored


NegOcc cop tests positive for drug use

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another Negros Occidental policeman is now in hot water after he tested positive for use of illegal drugs, regional police spokesperson, Lt. Col. Joem Malong, said. This brought to two the number of Negros Occidental police


PNP to help protect NNNP watershed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Philippine National Police will sign a memorandum of agreement on Feb. 7 for the rehabilitation and protection of 40 hectares of the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP)


Dredging of rivers soon

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A private firm may start dredging the heavily silted rivers in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, as soon as it complies with the requirements needed, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. Lacson, who presided over the inter-agency


Flood-hit LGUs get P3.5M Bacolod aid

The cities of Talisay, Silay, and Victorias received P1 million in cash assistance each, and the municipality of EB Magalona, P500,000, from the Bacolod City government, through executive assistant to the mayor Jose Maria Vargas, yesterday. Vargas, with Administration and

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Photo of the Day

INSPECTION. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (left) inspected yesterday the molecular laboratory in the provincial government-run Valladolid District Hospital, that is set to operate soon and expected to run 1,000 Covid-19 tests per day* Capitol PIO photo

Sea trips resume

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The operations of fastcraft and roll-on, roll off vessels resumed yesterday in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, and Cebu after Tropical Storm Auring weakened into a tropical depression. The tropical clone and wind signal (TWCS) was also

Six laws of wealth

1st of two parts A friend shared a slide entitled, “6 Laws of Wealth”, originally from a site advocating young Nigerians to save for their future. The subject matter is certainly interesting and relevant to the objective of gaining proficiency

12 NegOcc brgys among 29 drug-cleared in WV

An additional 29 barangays in Western Visayas, including 12 from Negros Occidental, were declared cleared from illegal drugs by the Regional Oversight Committee on Dangerous Drugs, in a deliberation held in Leganes, Iloilo, yesterday. These include barangays Pantao in Calatrava,

No raps vs. Negrense couple

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacon brushed aside negative comments in the social media and stood pat yesterday on his decision to forgive a Negrense couple, who admitted their mistakes of violating Covid-19 health protocols, as

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