February 26, 2021

Bacolod ‘most prepared’ for Covid vaccine rollout

The highly urbanized city of Bacolod got the highest score among provincial and city governments in Western Visayas that have already submitted their coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination plan to the regional office of the Department of Health. The provinces of

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Install CCTVs, bizmen urged

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Business establishments in Bacolod City are required to comply with local ordinances, such as the CCTV Ordinance, before the annual renewal of their business permits, Councilor Al Victor Espino said yesterday. Espino, chairman of the Sangguniang

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Rebel linked to slay of 3 soldiers nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The hunt for members of the New People’s Army responsible for the ambush-slay of three Army soldiers, including a junior officer, led to the arrest of one suspect in Purok 1, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros

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Public hearing on telco towers set

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A public hearing to address the concerns of residents who oppose the construction of the cellular towers of Dito Telecommunity in barangays Alijis and Taculing in Bacolod City will be conducted next week. Councilor Al

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City to decide on contract of IPM-CDC

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The fate of the IPM-Construction and Development Corp., as to whether they would continue to be the official garbage hauler of Bacolod City, is yet to be determined, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said, adding that the

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P4.7-M for multipurpose building

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Ram Partylist is allotting P4.7 million for the establishment of a multi-purpose building with a stage in Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, Captain Yolanda Noble told the DAILY STAR yesterday. Noble said the construction will start

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Cops nab 8, seize P290K in ‘shabu’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III & GILBERT P. BAYORAN Operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office seized P234,000 worth of suspected shabu in two drug-buy bust operations in barangays Alijis and Singcang-Airport Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Station 8 policemen arrested

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‘Improved performance in RCO 2.0’

The performance of the Bacolod City government in the second wave of road clearing operations has “improved,” the Negros Occidental Validation Team, headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), said. This was reported by the Validation

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Graduating

It will already be March in a couple of days. That means our dear country will have been in lockdown or various stages of community quarantine for almost one year. It also means that one fourth of 2021 has already

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