March 4, 2021

Bacolod City restates travel rules

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod government reiterated yesterday its requirement that travelers must register with the city’s BaCTrac system before they are allowed entry. Aside from the BaCTrac app, returning residents and locally stranded individuals are required to


Dialysis center to rise in Himamaylan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Himamaylan City will soon have its own dialysis center to serve residents with kidney problems. Mayor Raymund Tongson, on his social media account, said the construction of the city-owned dialysis center will be sourced from the


Suspected NPA hitman, 2 others nabbed: police

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged New People’s Army hitman and two others were arrested in joint operations of the police and 94th Infantry Battalion on March 1 and yesterday, respectively, in barangays San Antonio and Caradio-an, Himamaylan City, Negros


AstraZeneca vaccines arriving

The Philippines is scheduled to receive the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines from United Kingdom’s (UK) AstraZeneca today, Malacañang announced yesterday. “This is to confirm that the initial shipment of Astra Zeneca is set to arrive tomorrow, March 4,” Presidential Spokesperson


Truth only in charity

That’s right! Truth can only be found where charity is. We should bury the myth that we can only be truthful when we manage to cite as foolproof evidence some cold facts and data alone, and use logic, etc. The


Listen to Biden

A very shocking piece of news from TV Monday was about the surging cases of attacks on Asian-Americans. Now that includes Filipinos now living or working in the United States, where this report came from. It was not, however, clarified



An integrated irrigation development plan is crucial in capitalizing the long term benefits of the country’s irrigation system to ensure an increase in farm productivity and boost socioeconomic progress, state-run think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies said in its


Guv, health exec to lead vaccines in NegOr

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo and assistant provincial health officer, Dr. Liland Estacion, will be among the first to receive the vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019, regardless of which brand will arrive first. Estacion, incident commander for Covid-19 and

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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

True love is open to anything

Indeed, if our love is true, that is, it is a love that is a vital participation of God’s love for all his creation, especially for man, then it is open to anything. That love remains steadfast and continues to

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,

Duterte certifies 3 bills as urgent for economic growth amid Covid

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent three measures to boost economic growth in the country amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, Malacañang said. In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill (SB)

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.

500K register for PhilSys in Western Visayas

More than 500,000 residents of Western Visayas have already registered for the ongoing Step 2 process of the National ID System. Philippine Statistics Authority 6 director, Fred Sollesta, said more than 8,000 have registered in Antique and Capiz, between 230,000