April 7, 2021

Bomb scare hits Hall of Justice

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A bomb threat temporarily halted work at the Hall of Justice building at Cottage Road in Bacolod City yesterday morning. Station 2 commander, P/Lt. Joven Mogato, said they were informed by P/SSgt. Jackie Vargas, who


Comelec closed for disinfection

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Commission on Elections Bacolod office will be closed until April 12 for disinfection after seven members of its staff and a utility worker tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. Bacolod Comelec registrar Kathrina


Capitol rules out skeleton workforce

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday that they will not implement a skeleton workforce system at the Capitol in Bacolod City, since there is no need for it, as of this time. “The province will have


‘Female NPA members sexually exploited’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A ranking official of the Philippine Army has claimed a continuing existence of sexual exploitation of female combatants of the New People’s Army, as previously revealed by those who have surrendered, following the recovery of anti-pregnancy


Three Negros cops test positive for Covid: spox

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three more police officers in Negros Occidental tested positive for Covid-19, bringing to 46 the number of police personnel infected by the virus since March last year. P/Lt. Abegael Donasco, deputy spokesperson of the Negros Occidental


The Easter spirit

Many things can be said about what the Easter spirit is. In fact, I don’t think we can ever exhaust them. The implications we can derive from the consideration of what the Easter spirit is would be endless. But what


What about the Olympics?

I guess “sports” has a different meaning nowadays. Before, people, even those from different  countries, it was all in the spirit of sportsmanship and fairplay, Times have certainly changed, and I got this idea when I heard the report that

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Crop insurance program MOA signed

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) president, Jovy Bernabe, signed a memorandum of agreement for the additional fund transfer of P19,239,880 by the province to the PCIC, for its crop insurance project for crop

‘Probe cutting of trees’

The cutting of decades-old trees at the old airport in Bacolod City drew censure from residents and netizens alike* APN III photo

Kabankalan barangays get vehicles

Nine rescue vehicles and one backhoe loader were turned over by Kabankalan Mayor Pedro Zayco to the beneficiary barangays in rites held at the Motorpool Compound in Brgy. 3 yesterday. The barangay captains of Orong, Tapi, Hilamonan, Oringao, Tabugon, Pinaguinpinan,

No need for border restrictions with Negros Occ, Iloilo guv says

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There is no need to impose border restrictions with Negros Occidental, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said. Defensor, in a phone conversation with Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, said, “I am confident that, even with

Photo of the Day

PROTOCOLS. A policeman ensures that minimum health protocols are observed at the Bacolod public plaza in the continuous fight against Covid-19*

‘Marton’s killing well-planned’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The killing of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui was well planned, and perpetrated by experts. This was the initial assessment of police provincial director, Col. Romy Palgue, and Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday, as the