February 22, 2021

Businesswoman shot dead

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Station 2 policemen are still facing a blank wall on the shooting to death of a businesswoman by riding-in-tandem suspects near a mall in Bacolod City, at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday. P/Lt. Andy Ofalia, deputy


2 die, nine injured in accidents

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two vehicular accidents in Bacolod City over the weekend claimed the lives of two men, and resulted in injuries to nine others. The fatalities were identified by Station 3 commander, P/Major Richard Fajarito, as Joshua


City on full alert for ‘Auring’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City government is now on full alert status in anticipation of the onslaught of typhoon Auring, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said. Leonardia said he has alerted organic and allied units, such as the Disaster


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


Himamaylan readies P500M infra projects

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Himamaylan City in Negros Occidental is preparing to finance major projects with its P500-million loan, that will include the purchase of two dredgers for coastal areas, the development of the Aguisan Port, and flood control projects,


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



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Sea trips resume

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The operations of fastcraft and roll-on, roll off vessels resumed yesterday in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, and Cebu after Tropical Storm Auring weakened into a tropical depression. The tropical clone and wind signal (TWCS) was also

Environmental degradation poses triple threat: UN

Climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution pose a triple threat to human health and prosperity that may be averted only by transforming how we power our economies and feed ourselves, the United Nations said Thursday. A scientific assessment by the

Frozen meat seized in Cadiz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN About 350 kilos of frozen food and meat products were seized by the Veterinary Office and the police during an operation in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, for lack of documents and mishandling of products, City Veterinarian

5 bid for geothermal, hydropower projects

The Department of Energy has fetched bids from five firms for the third Open and Competitive Selection Process (OCSP 3) that aims to develop renewable energy (RE) projects in the country. In a statement yesterday, the DOE said it opened

CLI sees biz growth amid pandemic

Banking on the strong business results in 2020 amidst the pandemic, officials of Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) are optimistic of their operations post-pandemic, citing that the demand for housing remains. In a virtual launch of the mixed-use, 32-floor Masters Tower

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,