April 9, 2021

P100 wage hike pushed in Western Visayas

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Workers from the private sector in Western Visayas, including Negros Occidental, will push through with the P100 wage increase petition after the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board failed to act on the daily Pandemic


Travel moratorium extension sought

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Western Visayas governors and mayors of two highly-urbanized cities in the region are asking the national Inter-Agency Task Force to extend for one more week the travel moratorium for those coming from Manila and its neighboring


‘1Sambayan’ to be launched

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental chapter of 1Sambayan, a national broad-based coalition of pro-democratic forces, will be launched at the Grand Hall of Acacia Hotel in Bacolod City today. Former Negros Occidental Gov. Rafael Coscolluela, one of the


14 ex-rebels get P754K in assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Interior and Local Government extended yesterday P714,000 in financial and livelihood assistance to 14 former members of the New People’s Army, who had abandoned the armed struggle and pledged allegiance to the government.


Total liquor ban mulled in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A total liquor ban may be imposed anew in Bacolod to arrest the continuing surge of coronavirus infections in the city, Dr. Chris Sorongon, Emergency Operations Center deputy for data and medical analysis, said yesterday.


Photo of the Day

DISINFECTION. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office disinfected the public markets of Bacolod City in the continuing fight against Covid-19* DRRMO photo


Truck stops

Ever since the district system of sugar milling was abolished, the sugar producing island of Negros has become overly dependent on trucks for transporting sugarcane to mills. Because sugar mills now compete with each other for cane, trucks have been


Why April 9 is in red

What does it mean when you have to see a doctor abroad for “personal health management”? Are there no local physicians who can deal with that?  The puzzle bothered me when I heard a report that Presidential daughter Sara, who

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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

A Great Debate in the offing?

Watch out for The Great Debate! That will surely take our minds off this pandemic. Even just anticipating it is exciting enough, how much more would the actual show be? Oh, everyone has heard about the challenge of President Duterte

Farm manager killed in Cadiz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A manager of an agrarian reform cooperative in Hacienda Dalayapan, Brgy. Caduha-an, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, was shot dead by a group of unidentified armed men on May 4, the police said. The victim, identified by

PH stocks gauge slips, peso rises anew vs. US dollar

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) sustained its slide yesterday, partly on the increases in jobs in the US last April but the peso strengthened further against the US dollar. The main equities index further fell by 0.38 percent, or

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

Not on ice-cold stone

Are things getting back to normal already? Is fear of the COVID no longer paralyzing people? These questions came to mind upon seeing or watching and hearing news that the famous thriller of Madrid, bullfighting, has resumed, and I am