April 2021

3,328 barangays in WV drug-cleared

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN       The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said 3,328 of 4,051 barangays in the whole of Western Visayas, which is equivalent to 82 percent, are already drug-cleared. Barangays Batea and Pasil in EB Magalona, and Sebucauan in Isabela,

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Bacolod, NegOcc still under MGCQ until May 31

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued executive orders yesterday, extending the duration of the Modified General Community Quarantine status in the city and the province until May 31. Bacolod City

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7.5K vaccine doses arriving today

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Additional 7,500 doses of China-made Sinovac vaccines are expected to arrive in Bacolod City today for 3,750 residents, City Administrator Em Ang, the executive director of the Emergency Operations Center, said. Ang said that as

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Covid hits 50 PDLs, 47 cops in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More than 50 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) and 47 policemen of Bacolod City have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, as of yesterday. Executive director Em Ang of the City Emergency Operations Center

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SP okays use of city property for fire victims

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A resolution, favorably endorsing the use of a certain portion of the city’s property as residential area in Purok Neptune, Brgy. Singcang Airport, in Bacolod City, was unanimously approved by members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod

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P4M road project in La Castellana

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than eight years after the infamous massacre of nine civilians, barangay tanods and policemen, the responsibility for which was claimed by the New People’s Army in Brgy. Puso, La Castellana, Negros Occidental in 2013, Mayor

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Photo of the Day

CONSTRUCTION. The ongoing construction of the 5MVA Calatrava substation of the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative that will soon serve the municipalities of Calatrava and Toboso* Noneco photo

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Consequences of addiction to pornography

Sorry if I have to bring up this topic. But we cannot deny that, nowadays, this addiction to pornography is getting widespread. It is now all over the place, even affecting little children. We have to do something drastic about

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Think of India

A bill that will make vaccination mandatory has been filed. Any objections? But we have heard some people complaining that it would be an infringement on their freedom of choice. Do you agree with them? Indeed, they can claim that

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Criminalizing Red-tagging

In response to Senate Bill No. 2121, or the Act Defining and Penalizing Red-Tagging filed by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon last month, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra expressed support for the push to declare Red-tagging as a criminal offense. “(Criminalizing

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Garcia wins PCAP best player plum

International Master Jem Garcia has been named the PCAP All-Filipino Cup Best Player of the Conference award Sunday night after a sensational stint during the recently concluded inaugural tournament of the premier professional chess league. Garcia was among the revelations

P3B in loans released

The Department of Agriculture, through the Agricultural Credit and Policy Council, released almost P3 billion in loans under the Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance Program for Rice Farmers, and the Recovery Project for micro and small enterprises, and small, marginal

4 suspects in slay of brgy captain nabbed in NegOr

Four suspects in the killing of a barangay captain in Negros Oriental yesterday were nabbed in Vallehermoso town, the police said. Sketchy investigation reports said the four are allegedly guns-for-hire and hail from Mindanao. No other information was made available

Fire hits 15 houses in Bacolod

Firefighters battle heavy smoke as they try to penetrate the area where the fire started in Barangay 12, Bacolod City yesterday morning* Jaime Lim photo

Valladolid molecular lab operational

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Mayor Enrique Miravalles led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the full operation of the Valladolid District Hospital molecular laboratory in the town yesterday* Capitol PIO photo

Mother’s Day exhibit May 9-15 in Bacolod

The Christian Artists National Various Arts Society, in partnership with Babayi Arts Group, will hold a group art exhibit on May 9 to 15, at Brainy Paintworks at Door #3 My Corner Home building, 18th Street in San Agustin Drive,