February 10, 2021

NegOcc assured of 3M vaccines

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental has been assured by the national government of 3 million doses of vaccine for 70 percent of its population, or 1.5 million residents, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. On


Ceneco mulling charges on electrocution incident

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative is mulling charges against those responsible for the illegal connection installed in one of their posts in Talisay City that caused the electrocution of a lineman Sunday, acting manager Dan


Army, Navy boost alliance in WV

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division and the Philippine Navy are strengthening their strong alliance in Western Visayas, in terms of humanitarian assistance and disaster response, following the recent visit of Navy ship BRP Ramon Alcaraz in


Capitol in control of cybercentre soon

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is formulating the mutual termination agreement with the Negros Property Management and Development Corporation (NPMDC) that has been managing the Negros First Cyber Centre for several years, through a Joint


Solon opposes POGO bill

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN House Minority Leader Joseph Stephen Paduano said yesterday that he opposed the passage of House Bill 5777, or a measure taxing foreigners involved in the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). Paduano said the proposed bill, that


The good accepting attitude

We need to know and to develop the right accepting attitude in our life. Things can get so complicated that if we do not know what this right accepting attitude is, we surely would be lost. We know that there


Look out for February 15!

Last week, I rashly used the headline “The vaccines are coming!” relying on some TV reports announcing it. This time, though, a definite date has been mentioned, so it could be the real thing. February 15 is the day mentioned


Premature parents

Births among girls aged 15 and below are steadily rising. The latest data show the worrying statistic went up by 7 percent in 2019 compared to the preceding year. “In 2019, 2,411 girls considered as very young adolescents aged 10


Lower SRP for imported pork in supermarkets

Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said his office and the Department of Agriculture are now working out the suggested retail price (SRP) for imported pork in groceries and supermarkets. In a Palace briefing yesterday, Lopez said the

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New waste collection sked pushed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The IPM-Construction and Development Corp. is proposing to implement a new waste collection schedule in the numbered barangays in Bacolod City for more efficient hauling services. Neil Marcelino, IPM-CDC project supervisor, said the proposed collection scheme

195 workers avail of low cost housing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Kabankalan city government has 195 employees who have availed of socialized housing, and 17 beneficiaries received keys to their houses, in a ceremony led by Mayor Pedro Zayco yesterday. Zayco, assisted by Vice-Mayor Raul Rivera,

109 flood victims in San Carlos get work

At least 109 flood-affected residents of San Carlos City, especially those from barangays 1, 5, and Rizal, will start working through the Tupad program of the Department of Labor and Employment before the end of this month. City Mayor Renato

Uncle of slain rob-gang leader shot dead

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The uncle of the Epogon robbery gang leader, who was killed in a shootout with policemen in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Friday, was shot dead past 9 p.m. Monday in Brgy. Cabug, Bacolod City. Station

Doc warns vs. mass gatherings

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III What transpired in Cebu province where the coronavirus mutated is likely to happen in Bacolod City if mass gatherings are not stopped. This was stressed by Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data analysis

Construction of 3 more cell sites in city halted

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Three other cell site constructions in Bacolod City were halted by the Office of the Building Official for lack of construction permits, OBO head Nestor Velez said yesterday. Velez said these are the cell sites