February 20, 2021

Only 10% of Bacolodnons willing to get Covid shots

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Only about 10 percent of the more than half-a-million population of Bacolod City signified willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who chairs the local Inter-Agency Task Force, said.

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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

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Wave-battered ship returns to port: PCG

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A passenger ship bound for Cebu yesterday returned to its origin port in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, after encountering strong waves, the Philippine Coast Guard said. Following its departure from the port of San Carlos,

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Southern Visayas District deactivated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Coast Guard–Southern Visayas District has been deactivated, PCG-Negros Occidental chief Capt. Ludovico Librilla confirmed yesterday. With its deactivation, the supervision of PCG-Negros Occidental was returned PCG-Western Visayas District, while PCG-Negros Oriental and PCG-Siquijor were

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San Carlos to restore border checkpoints

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The city government of San Carlos in Negros Occidental will restore the checkpoints in its boundary with Vallehermoso and Canlaon City in Negros Oriental, starting Monday, Mayor Renato Gustilo announced yesterday. Border controls between San Carlos

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DOLE eyeing three-month wage subsidy

The Department of Labor and Employment said it plans to provide a wage subsidy for workers for three months to help them cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Labor Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay said the wage subsidy to be

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City animal welfare task force pushed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An Animal Welfare Task Force was proposed by several officials of the Bacolod City government and animal welfare advocates in a meeting yesterday. The task force will formulate and implement plans and programs for animal

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EOC exec: No pre-Valentine concert held

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III There was no pre-Valentine concert that happened near the Bacolod Government Center, Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data analysis of the Emergency Operations Center, said yesterday. Sorongon said that members of Police Station

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Photo of the Day

MAMBULOC CREEK. A photo of the ongoing excavation and dredging operations at Mambuloc Creek in Bacolod City, taken Feb. 16* DRRMO photo

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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.

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City animal welfare task force pushed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An Animal Welfare Task Force was proposed by several officials of the Bacolod City government and animal welfare advocates in a meeting yesterday. The task force will formulate and implement plans and programs for animal

POEA warns of bogus employees

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warned the public anew, particularly aspiring overseas Filipino workers, against unscrupulous individuals posing as employees of the agency. In an advisory, the POEA advised overseas job applicants to exercise extreme caution and avoid dealing with

Temptation

Every year, the gospel reading on the First Sunday of Lent is about the temptation of Jesus in the desert. Allow me just to share a few random thoughts on temptation. Temptation is part of life. It is a given.

P2-B irrigation highway to be constructed: mayor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A P2 billion irrigation highway, described by Mayor Ernesto Estrao, as a “mega project”, will be constructed soon in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental. Estrao, who is completing his three-year term as Hinobaan mayor next year, said yesterday

PNP: Epogon robbery group neutralized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 said it has neutralized the Epogon robbery-hold-up group, after the death of its alleged leader on Feb. 20 in Sitio Manluy-a, Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. Eddie Epogon, alias

San Carlos to restore border checkpoints

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The city government of San Carlos in Negros Occidental will restore the checkpoints in its boundary with Vallehermoso and Canlaon City in Negros Oriental, starting Monday, Mayor Renato Gustilo announced yesterday. Border controls between San Carlos