March 6, 2021

Capitol HR officer re-assigned

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz yesterday announced the re-assignment of Atty. Anabelle Palic, who is the Human Resource Management Officer of the provincial government of Negros Occidental, to the Office of the Governor effective March 5. This


NPA slams Himamaylan raids

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command of the New People’s Army slammed the series of raids initiated by the police and Army soldiers in three houses in Brgy. San Antonio, Himamaylan City, that led to the arrest on


La Castellana ARBs installed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Negros Occidental has installed 72 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Brgy. Robles in La Castellana town, on March 3. Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Marilou Tubesa  said the 19


The beatitudes as antidote

Many people have asked me why the beatitudes would consider blessed those who, according to our human standards, are not fortunate in life, who suffer in one thing or another, who live a rather restricted kind of life, etc. Why


How about it, Mr. President?

Wanna fly to the moon? A Japanese billionaire is planning to go on a trip there and is inviting eight persons to go with him. But they must apply before March 14, be interviewed and checked for their qualifications to



The initial delivery of 487,200 COVID-9 vaccine doses of the British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca arrived in the country on Thursday night. That shipment is part of the 4.58 million doses of AstraZeneca and 117,000 doses of Pfizer allocated for the


EDC marks 45th anniversary

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) marked its 45th year of harnessing indigenous power, with geothermal energy derived from Negros Oriental, accounting for more than 25.1 percent, which is equivalent to 955 megawatts of the Visayas region’s

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OFW remittance to improve

The economic recovery of more countries globally is expected to further ensure the sustained growth of remittances to the Philippines which can benefit the peso. Data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas yesterday showed that cash inflows from overseas

49K dogs vaccinated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that 49,812 dogs in Negros Occidental have been vaccinated against rabies. Decena said PVO targeted to vaccinate 215,521 dogs this year, out of the 269,401 population. As of March,

Kadamay member shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspects on a motorcycle shot and killed a member of the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap, a militant urban poor organization, in Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental on Thursday. The police said that Jesus Pason

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

P15M road concreting project up

Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo led the groundbreaking rites for the road concreting project in Brgy. Crossing Magallon, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental yesterday* GPB photo

NBI, PNP probe murder of Capitol consultant

The Philippine flag at the provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City was flown at half-mast yesterday as the provincial government mourns the killing of consultant Marton Cui Monday night* Capitol PIO photo