March 3, 2021

Status quo on travel protocols, RIATF 6 orders

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force has ordered the retention of status quo on the requirements of local government units in Western Visayas for locally stranded individuals returning to the region. In Resolution No. 3, the


P1.7M drug haul: BCPO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The week-long campaign of the Bacolod City Police Office resulted in the confiscation of P1.7 million worth of illegal drugs, its spokesperson, P/Lt Liberty Indiape, said yesterday. Indiape said that around 258.977 grams of suspected


Women urged to enter politics

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The campaigns to push Vice-President Leni Robredo and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to run for president in next year’s elections show that there are many Filipino women who are believed capable of running for public


Rizal Park rehab starts

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The renovation of Rizal Park in Bacolod has started and is expected to be completed within the year, City Engineer’s Office acting head, Alan Agbones, said. Agbones said the project has an approved budget for


Over 200K kids still unvaccinated in WV

The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development will try to reach at least 95 percent coverage in its measles-rubella and oral polio vaccine supplemental immunization activity or MR-OPV SIA. Negros Occidental has the highest numbers of unvaccinated


Photo of the Day

ARTISTIC. The Art District at Lopue’s Mandalagan in Bacolod City is becoming an attraction due to these murals* Chrysee Samillano photo


Six laws of wealth

Last of 2 parts In my last column, I expounded on the first three laws of wealth. I hope it has provided some enlightenment or stimulated discussion among you, dear readers. Let me now cover the rest of this topic.


A choice between two dynasties?

Well, well! Now it is only one dynasty we can expect to confront. In the next elections,  there may be two.  That is, if Inday Sara, the  daughter  of President  Duterte, takes  the bait and bearkens to the calls for


It’s a start

The country facing one of Southeast Asia’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks finally launched its much-awaited vaccination campaign on Monday after receiving 600,000 doses of the Sinovac Biotech vaccine donated by China. The Philippines is among the last Southeast Asian countries to

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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

Vaccine delivery, storage discussed

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, led an online meeting with the mayors of 26 cities, who succeeded in contracting for a supply of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines. The main agenda of

Abducted tanod found dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A barangay tanod, who was reported to have been abducted Tuesday by unidentified armed men, was found dead several hours later in Hacienda Margarita, Brgy. Consing, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental. The police identified the victim as

Bing not ready to attend to politics amid pandemic

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia said yesterday that he is not yet ready to entertain politics since the health and safety of the people are on top of his priorities during this time of the pandemic.

Anti-illegal fishing drive boosted

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas has partnered with non-government organization Anti-Crime and Community Emergency Response Team for the strengthening of the region’s anti-illegal fishing campaign. The endeavor was formalized yesterday with the signing of a

Order and dispatch

The way things are now, we really should learn how to blend well the requirements of order and the necessity of dispatch. There are now such a growing number of things to attend to that if we do not know