March 1, 2021

Abanse Negrense rules PSL beach volleyball tilt

The dominant Abanse Negrense completed an undefeated campaign in the 2021 Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup yesterday in Subic Bay, ABS-CBN News posted last night. The pair of Erjane Magdato and Alexa Polidario, who made up Abanse Negrense A,


Gilas to join FIBA Olympic qualifiers

The Gilas Pilipinas Men will participate in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) after New Zealand begged off from the competition. FIBA said Friday the Gilas Men would replace New Zealand for being “the next best team from the Asia-Oceania


Bacolod remains under MGCQ until March 31

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued yesterday Executive Order 11, series of 2021, extending the Modified General Community Quarantine status of the city until March 31. The EO said that selling of liquor, wine, beer or


Mandatory use of BaCTrac starts today

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Private and public establishments in Bacolod City are mandated to use the BaCTrac system effective today, under City Ordinance 941, Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data analysis of the Emergency Operations Center, said


Policeman shot dead in Calatrava

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 37-year-old policeman was shot and killed by still unidentified gunmen Saturday night in Hacienda Caridad, Brgy. Patun-an, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified by P/Maj. Roberto Indiape, Calatrava police chief, as P/SSgt. John Daniel


TUP-V, NCIP sign accord for IPs in Visayas

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A memorandum of agreement that aims to uplift the lives of indigenous cultural communities and the indigenous peoples of Negros Occidental and nearby provinces, a memorandum of agreement was entered into by the Technological University


‘Negrense hero’ promoted

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A Negrense Army officer, who led an Army elite unit, in the fight against ISIS-linked militants group during the Marawi siege, has been promoted to full-pledged colonel. Col. Marlo Jomalesa, of Silay City in Negros Occidental,


Senator pushes F2F classes in zero-Covid areas

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian (right) and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, assisted by Mayor Enrique Miravalles, Vice Mayor Rommel Yogore, and CPSU president Aladino Moraca, at the CPSU-Valladolid groundbreaking rites in Brgy. Bagumbayan, Valladolid on Saturday* Archie Alipalo photo


The Mountain of God

Every second Sunday of Lent, the gospel reading tells the story of the Lord’s Transfiguration. This event happens six days after that deciding moment in Caesarea Philippi when Peter confesses his faith in Jesus as the Messiah, and in turn,

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Negros-Panay bridge feasibility study not yet final

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday that the feasibility study for the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros islands bridge project, that will pass Pulupandan town, is not yet final. Ferrer said there was a revision in the feasibility study, on

WV farmers trained on inclusive agribiz

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas assisted farmers and local government unit representatives in the preparation of the Sagip Saka capacity development plan to facilitate agribusiness mechanisms to further enhance the capacity of farmers in attaining inclusive agribusiness. Twenty-seven

OFWs in Korea given 1-year extension of stay: POLO exec

The period of stay and employment of overseas Filipino workers in Korea, who are under the Employment Permit System (EPS) and whose contract term expires within the period April 13, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021, has been extended for one

Covid hits 50 city employees

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About 50 employees of the Bacolod City government have been infected by the coronavirus disease 2019, as of Monday, City Administrator Em Ang, who is also the executive director of the Emergency Operations Center, said.

Duterte lifts moratorium on mineral agreements

President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order lifting the nine-year moratorium on mineral agreements to spur economic growth, and to support projects and programs of the government. Duterte signed EO No. 130 on April 14, amending Section 4 of

Apply for DOT accreditation, resorts urged

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The newly-installed officer-in-charge of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas, Christine Mansinares, is encouraging resorts, bars, and restaurants to apply for accreditations with the agency to check their operational readiness. Mansinares said that, so