February 11, 2021

Some signs of holiness

If we live by our Christian faith, we know that holiness is the ultimate and constant purpose of our life. It is what we should pursue and achieve consistently and unrelentingly in anything that we do—from our thoughts and intentions,


The mischief COVID wrought

Only four days to go before the country’s nationwide vaccination program is supposed to start. What a relief such news must be giving our people who have been living in constant apprehension over the possibility of infection, not knowing, or


Reviving industries

Data from the Department of Tourism showed foreign arrivals last year plummeting to their lowest level since at least 1999, dropping to just 1.48 million, a downturn of 82.05 percent year-on-year. The tourism industry suffered a huge setback from the


Two shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / ADRIAN P. NEMES III Motorcycle-riding suspects killed two more alleged drug personalities in Bacolod City and Silay, Negros Occidental on Tuesday, even as police probers are still facing a blank wall on the identities of


7 NegOcc LGUs post no new cases of Covid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Active Covid-19 cases in Negros Occidental have shown a drop in the past several days, the Provincial Incident Management Team said yesterday. The active cases were from 90 on Feb. 2, 101 on Feb. 4, 98


Coop sells 7,790 kilos of palay

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Farmers of the San Enrique Multi-Purpose Cooperative sold 7,790 kilos of clean and dry palay to the National Food Authority in Bacolod City Tuesday. Ronald Aluyen, supervisor of the JJ warehouse at Bredco port in


LRY, OVY remain in control of RTMI

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Businessman Leo Rey Yanson and his mother, Olivia, have remained in control of the Rural Transit (Mindanao) Inc., following a stockholders’ meeting yesterday. In the election of the members of the board of directors, Leo Rey


Drinking of liquor in hotels, restos

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Drinking of alcoholic liquor in restaurants, hotels, and similar dine-in establishments in Bacolod City is now allowed from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has signed Executive Order No. 3, series of

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Study says comet killed the dinosaurs

Sixty-six million years ago, a huge celestial object struck off the coast of what is now Mexico, triggering a catastrophic “impact winter” that eventually wiped out three-quarters of life on Earth, including the dinosaurs. A pair of astronomers at Harvard

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

Buy biomedical refrigerators, LGUs urged

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, encouraged yesterday local government units, especially the cities, to purchase biomedical refrigerators for the vaccines that are coming. Tumimbang also called on LGUs to identify the vaccination sites,

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