April 5, 2021

Travel to Western Visayas suspended

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / ADRIAN P. NEMES III The request of Western Visayas officials for the temporary suspension of flights and trips from the National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, or “NCR plus”,


Covid hits EOC exec, 19 Bacolod employees

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Emergency Operations Center deputy for medical and data analysis, Dr. Chris Sorongon, and 19 other employees of the Bacolod City government are now in isolation after they tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 recently. Of


Police: Minor, rescuer die from drowning

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A minor and her rescuer drowned on Black Saturday in Purok Tan-ag in Brgy. Damsite, Murcia, Negros Occidental. The police said Jose Jerry Pamalo-an and the minor, whose identity was withheld by the police, were declared


Two NegOcc cops test positive for drug use

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two police personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office were found positive for the use of illegal drugs in separate random drug tests conducted by the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 6, regional spokesperson, Lt. Col.


Christ is alive!

Yesterday, we celebrated Easter Sunday, the greatest feast of our faith. It is on this day that Jesus fully accomplished his mission from the Father. By his passion, death and resurrection, Jesus conquered sin and death, and won for us


So what animal brought the COVID?

A Blessed and Happy Easter Season to all our readers and friends, wherever they may be. Although today is the Monday after Easter, this is being written on the very day of the Resurrection of our Lord, hence the prayers



The Asian Development Bank urged the Philippines to reform its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in a bid to cope with fast-changing industry needs. ADB said Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing the nature of work and the


Holiday pay for workers

Workers are expected to get a higher pay on the holidays of this month, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas reminded employers. April 1 or Maundy Thursday, April 2 – Good Friday, April 3 – Black Saturday,

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21 Bacolod brgys Covid-free

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Twenty-one barangays of Bacolod have no new Covid cases in the last two weeks, the Emergency Operations Center reported yesterday. These are barangays 6, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28,

Robber nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A man, posing as a woman on social media, was arrested by the police for robbing his socmed friends during an entrapment operation at Crossing Gaston in Brgy. Punta Mesa, Manapla, Negros Occidental on Tuesday. P/Lt.

P100K reward offered in Cui shooting

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlungsod of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental is offering a P100,000 reward to help authorities in the speedy solution of the murder of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui, Mayor Renato Gustilo said

PNP remits P6B income tax

The Philippine National Police has remitted a total of P6,108,152,968 to the Bureau of Internal Revenue for the income tax of its personnel for the fiscal year 2020. PNP chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, said yesterday that this represents the individual

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

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