February 25, 2021

Bacolod unveils vaccination plan

Bacolod City is targeting to inoculate 189,533 Bacolodnons under Group A of the priority sectors in its Covid-19 vaccination program. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who unveiled the consolidated vaccine plan at a webinar, entitled “Getting Cities Ready for the Vaccines” yesterday


Leonardia still trusts BCPO director

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Even if there has been a spate of unresolved shooting incidents that resulted in the deaths of the victims in Bacolod in the first two months of the year, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he still


298 neophyte cops up for deployment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 is deploying 298 new police officers for a six-month Field Training Program in various police stations in Western Visayas, including Bacolod City, in Negros Occidental. Lt. Col. Joem Malong, PRO 6


40 guns surrendered

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Residents of a former New People’s Army influenced barangay in Ayungon, Negros Oriental, surrendered 40 firearms, including ammunition, to the 94th Infantry Battalion, after almost four months of their immersion program in the community. Lt. Col.


‘Robredo for president’ signature campaign set

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A united opposition group, called Bunyog-Pagkakaisa, is launching a signature campaign in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to urge Vice President Leni Robredo to run for president in 2022. Bunyog-Bacolod president Thezz Polanco said yesterday that


DILG junks resumption of peace talks

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of the Interior and Local Government said yesterday that it will vigorously pursue localized peace engagements, rather than support any move to resume the failed peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New


The art of risk-taking in these times

We always have to take some risks in this life. It’s an unavoidable part of our life. And that’s simply because we always have to deal with many unknown variables and even pure mysteries in life, plus the fact that


The four most livable cities

“Tiger, Tiger, burning bright/ In the forest of the night”. Now I have forgotten the name of the poet who wrote that but I certainly remembered his poem when I saw the news that Tiger Woods, one of the most


People Power and Covid

Today, we commemorate the climax of the four momentous days in February 1986 when millions of Filipinos, along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue in Metro Manila, and in cities all over the country, showed exemplary courage, stood against, and peacefully overthrew

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Kabankalan barangays get vehicles

Nine rescue vehicles and one backhoe loader were turned over by Kabankalan Mayor Pedro Zayco to the beneficiary barangays in rites held at the Motorpool Compound in Brgy. 3 yesterday. The barangay captains of Orong, Tapi, Hilamonan, Oringao, Tabugon, Pinaguinpinan,

Changan Bacolod pioneers steering change

A family with more than four decades of experience in the automotive industry has pioneered a steering change in Bacolod City, with the distributorship launching yesterday of a brand that means “Lasting Safety”, even amid the pandemic. Mae Ann Gochangco,

Stocks recover

The local stock barometer recovered yesterday after a three-day slide but the peso continued with its sideways close against the US dollar. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up by 1.01 percent, or 65.42 points, to 6,523.21 points. This

‘Bising’ hovers over Visayas

Typhoon Bising (Surigae) has maintained its strength and continued to dump rains in the Bicol Region and some areas in the Visayas, the state weather bureau said yesterday afternoon. In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical

Civilian shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six suspected members of the New People’s Army shot and killed a civilian, in front of his wife and brother, in Sitio Santa Ana, Brgy. Mabini, Escalante City, Negros Occidental on Saturday. The victim, who was

Hospital beds for Covid almost full

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Hospital beds in Bacolod City allocated for patients infected with the coronavirus disease is already almost full, with about 82 percent now occupied, Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for Medical and Data Analysis of the Emergency