February 8, 2021

To vaccinate or not?

This is the burning question at the moment. While the general response should be, yes, we should, there are serious questions and issues raised around this matter. It’s usually the public officials who are pushing the official line that we


The Holy Father leads the way

The mayor of General Luna, Quezon City, must have a very romantic turn of mind. He has declared holidays for single employees, at least allowed them to go on leave on February 11 to 13, the days  preceding Valentine’s Day,



The latest draft text of the country’s National Determined Contributions stating that the Philippines is committing to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 75 percent by 2030 is greeted by climate groups as a welcome development. The new commitment is


Transcom commits to expand Bacolod site

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Business Process Outsourcing firm Transcom Worldwide reiterated its commitment to continue its expansion and development in Bacolod City, that is one of their biggest sites globally. Mark Lyndsell, chief executive officer of Transcom Global English


1,690 city voters delisted

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 1,690 of the 287,383 voters in Bacolod City have been purged from the list by the Commission on Elections for various reasons, City Comelec registrar Kathrina Trinio said yesterday. Of that number, 639 are


EO expected on lifting of liquor ban

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia will issue an executive order this week allowing the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data analysis of


Drug suspect, pedicab driver shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged drug personality was shot and killed by a gunman on a motorcycle at Rizal Street in Brgy. 1 poblacion, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Saturday night. Investigations of the Himamaylan police showed that the victim,


Another Negros cop Covid positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There are now three active Covid-19 cases among members of the police force in Negros Occidental, after a chief master sergeant, who is asymptomatic, was added to the list, provincial police deputy spokesperson, P/Lt. Abegael Donasco,


‘Silay police just enforcing IATF regulations’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Silay City police force just enforced the regulations set by the Inter-Agency Task Force, regional police spokesperson, Lt. Col. Joem Malong, said yesterday in response to the investigation to be conducted by the Commission on


NPA owns up killing of CAFGU man

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Leonardo Panaligan Command has claimed responsibility for the killing of Civilian Active Auxiliary member Mico Dinoy on Jan. 28 in Sitio Mansalahid, Brgy. Luz, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. In a statement he

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Humanizing and Christianizing technology

Many economists and other analysts highly recommend that the youth of today must be convinced that their chances of being gainfully employed will increase significantly if they take less interest in diploma-oriented college courses in the traditional universities and colleges.

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

Safety last

In another display of “urong-sulong” governance, the implementation of the controversial car seat law was decreed postponed or deferred by the man who signed it into law but decided to use his awesome power to declare it no longer necessary

Meat prices stable: PVO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Meat prices in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, are now stable and even started to decrease after three weeks of surge, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday. Decena said the shipment of pork outside Negros