February 17, 2021

Delinquent taxpayers to get 28% in savings

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Delinquent real property taxpayers, who may enter into compromise agreements under the proposed tax relief ordinance of the provincial government of Negros Occidental, will gain a 28 percent savings from their tax obligations, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando

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P142M for NegOcc palay procurement

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About P142 million was allocated by the National Food Authority in Negros Occidental for its palay procurement program this year. NFA provincial manager Epifanio Cosca said the agency targets to procure 120 to 150 bags

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Pre-Valentine concert probed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Emergency Operations Center and the Business Permits and Licensing Office have launched an investigation on the reported holding of a pre-Valentine concert at a business complex behind the Bacolod Government Center. Dr. Chris Sorongon,

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Brgy residents oppose cell site construction

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Several residents in Purok Himaya, Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City have expressed their opposition to the construction of a cellsite of Dito Telecommunications in their area. In a letter submitted to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod,

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‘Relaxing prov’l borders dangerous’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Acknowledging that some local government units may have been experiencing “fatigue”, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday that relaxing the border control at the provincial level will have “a very dangerous effect”, and the provincial government

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216 PRO-6 cops survive Covid: spox

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There are now 216 police personnel assigned in Western Visayas who have recovered from Covid-19, as of yesterday, the PNP Health Service said. Of the 250 police personnel infected, 232 are members of the Police Regional

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House ok’s bill on fisherfolk resettlement

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a landmark legislation that seeks to provide permanent resettlement sites for fisherfolk and their families. Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva, who chairs the House Committee on

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Photo of the Day

CHARTER. Bantayan Park in Bago is a favorite destination as the city marks its 55th charter anniversary on the theme “Bago City, Steadfast & Virtual @ 55”, until March 6* Terence Philip Nemenzo Talorete photo

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Sensible investment advice

During the 1980s, an investment-linked insurance product, known as Variable Universal Life, was launched in the US.  This product line combines insurance protection with mutual fund type investing. When VUL insurance was first introduced in the Philippines at the start

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J&J clinical trial in Bacolod until March

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Janssen, owned by the American Company Johnson & Johnson (J&J), is planning to extend its vaccine clinical trial in Bacolod City until next month. It has already vaccinated several individuals in Bacolod City in its

2 drug dens dismantled, 15 arrested

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said yesterday that it has dismantled another drug den during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City. The buy-bust operation resulted in the arrest of seven suspects and the recovery

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Labor group seeks P100 wage increase

A labor group filed yesterday a P100 emergency wage relief across-the-board increase petition with the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) office in Manila. In their petition, Defend Jobs Philippines said it is time for another salary adjustment for workers

NPA lauds NegOr SP for slashing intel funds

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Rachelle Mae Palang Command (RPMC) of the New People’s Army lauded the decision of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Oriental to markedly slash the budget intended for “intelligence gathering fund” in order to allocate more

Neg. Occ. among 16 pilot provinces for agri, fisheries extension system

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas has teamed up with the Central Philippines State University (CPSU) in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental for the establishment of the province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (Pafes) to generate agri-based livelihood and enterprises