April 8, 2021

NegOcc steps up anti-Covid efforts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Local government and health officials in Negros Occidental, especially in areas where a surge of Covid-19 cases has been recorded, are running against time to contain the spread of the virus, after another mayor and two


SRA asked to convert unshipped ‘A’ sugar

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines is urging the Sugar Regulatory Administration to convert the remaining  unshipped “A” sugar intended for the United States to “B” for local consumption. This is because the


Exec: Illegal quarry ruins reservation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Illegal quarrying in the reserve area of the Central Philippine State University in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, caused P5 million worth of destruction to the environment, its president, Dr. Aladino Moraca, said yesterday. Moraca said the


City hospitals record 47% occupancy rate

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Occupancy rate of the rooms intended for Covid-19 patients in different hospitals in Bacolod City was at 47.28 percent, as of yesterday. This was confirmed by Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data analysis


Barangays alerted as Covid cases spike

The barangays remain to be the main battleground as the city courses its way through the sudden spike of Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said in a virtual meeting with city and barangay officials Tuesday


Demanding on ourselves, tolerant on others

That’s how we should be with respect to ourselves and to the others. We need to be strict with ourselves but always accommodating with the others. First, because the person we would know best would simply be ourselves, while with


Beauty contests now include swabbing

I didn’t realize that April is supposed to be “Earth Month” until I heard it mentioned on TV. So what are the benefits that this month is supposed to hold for the people of Earth these days? May is the


Contact trace!

Despite the country having been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic for more than a year, contact tracing czar Benjamin Magalong admitted in a recent House inquiry that contact tracing has “largely deteriorated” in the past four weeks. The contact tracing


Farm schools launched in SDO Bacolod

Department of Education Region 6 director Ramir Uytico recently launched the Sum–ag National High School and Alangilan National High School as farm schools during his first official visit to the schools divisions of Negros Occidental, a press release from DepEd

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Tsitsipas captures maiden Masters title

Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday in a one-sided final in the Monte Carlo Open for his first Masters 1000 title and put his success to “learning to breathe”. The Greek 22-year-old world number five took just

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PROBE. The committee tasked to investigate the cutting of decades-old trees at the old airport in Bacolod City, led by City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan, vows to complete the investigation as soon as possible* Terence Philip Nemenzo Talorete photo

DOLE pushes online hiring

The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 6 is calling on private companies to participate in the online hiring initiative under its virtual employment programs and activities, for the Labor Day observance. In cooperation with mynimo.com, the initiative aims

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

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

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.