March 2, 2021

Bacolod eyeing 150K add’l Covid vaccines

BY ADRIAN P NEMES III Bacolod City may get an additional 150,000 doses of vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday. This is on top of the 650,000 doses that the Swedish-British AstraZeneca pharmaceutical firm will


Gov’t to procure 1M doses of Sinovac

The government will procure 1 million doses of CoronaVac, produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical company, this month, National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., said yesterday. Galvez, who is also the country’s vaccine czar, said


Guvs to appeal IATF reso on travel protocols

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The League of Provinces of the Philippines will make an appeal on Resolution 101 issued by the National Inter-Agency Task Force, that states that testing should not be mandatory for travelers, except when the local government


Capitol turns over mgmt of 2 hospitals to LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The management of the Vicente Gustilo District Hospital (VGDH) and Calatrava Municipal Hospital was formally turned over yesterday by the provincial government of Negros Occidental to the local government units of Escalante City and Calatrava. The


LRY elected CFRC prexy

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Leo Rey Yanson (LRY) was reelected president and chairman of the board of Countryside Food Resources Corp. during the annual meeting of stockholders at its principal office in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, yesterday. Before his reelection,


‘Drug den’ dismantled, 6 arrested

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A suspected drug den was dismantled by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police in Brgy. 5, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Sunday, and led to the arrest of six suspects. Nabbed


Photo of the Day

POSTER. Posters seemingly urging Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to run for president in next year’s elections are being put up in key strategic areas, like in Bacolod City, yesterday* Gilbert Bayoran photo


Online consults

The one-year anniversary of the pandemic lifestyle in this country is fast approaching and because we have no other choice but to adapt, given the way our government has repeatedly dropped the ball throughout the course of its chaotic and


The word of the year

What is the word of the year? As far as Filipinos are concerned, I think it is no other then “vaccine” or “vaccination”. How often do you meet people who ask if you are willing to undergo it? I know


Fire Prevention Month

Being the month when temperature and humidity start to reach high levels in the country, March is Fire Prevention Month in the Philippines. Aside from being the start of the hot dry season that usually runs from March to May,

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DepEd eyes higher polls compensation

The Department of Education has reached out to the Commission on Elections and requested for additional compensation and benefits for poll workers in the 2022 national elections. Secretary Leonor Briones, in her letter to Comelec Chair Sheriff Abas, noted that

The sins that cry to heaven

One after the other. We have not yet ensured the conquest of the vicious Coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID 19, and now we hear of a threat about a volcano showing very clear signs of erupting. One can imagine how the people

Crop insurance program MOA signed

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) president, Jovy Bernabe, signed a memorandum of agreement for the additional fund transfer of P19,239,880 by the province to the PCIC, for its crop insurance project for crop

Leonardia gets vaccinated

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (seated) receives his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine from acting City Health Officer, Dr. Edwin Miraflor, at the Bacolod Government Center Saturday* Bacolod PIO photo

Virus hits more Negros cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six more police officers in Negros Occidental tested positive for Covid-19, bringing to 21 the number of PNP members infected with the virus, as of yesterday, provincial police deputy spokesperson, P/Lt. Abegael Donasco, said. On April

Hong Kong bans travel from Philippines

Some 1,300 overseas Filipino workers will be affected by Hong Kong’s two-week ban on flights from the Philippines that takes effect today, the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration said. “Since there will be a two-week temporary suspension on the deployment, their