April 10, 2021

Place NegOcc under GCQ, guv, mayors ask IATF

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The governor and mayors of Negros Occidental were unanimous yesterday in recommending to the National Inter-Agency Task Force to place the province under the General Community Quarantine status for two weeks, following a surge of Covid-19


Massacre suspect tests positive for drug use

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “He was uneasy, sweating, trembling and kept wiping his lips and had a dry throat while being interrogated,” was how P/Major Joery Puerto, Police Station 8 chief, described the suspect in the massacre of four


Tongson, Gatuslao infected with Covid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson and Vice Mayor Justin Gatuslao were added to the list of local executives in Negros Occidental who tested positive for Covid-19. Tongson said he has a slight fever, but in general,


19,789 biz registrations in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod City Permits and Licensing Division head, Stela Rose Rayos, said yesterday that 19,789 businesses have registered with the Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS) at the Ayala Malls Capitol central mall. The BOSS, participated in by the


‘No total liquor ban’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III There will be no total liquor ban in Bacolod, Emergency Operations Center executive director Em Ang clarified yesterday, adding that the city government would rather strictly implement the current executive order allowing the sale of


PEMO will not tolerate illegal quarry operations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Environment Management Office said yesterday that the province of Negros Occidental did not issue a Governor’s Permit covering areas within the Central Philippine State University in Kabankalan City, adding that it will not tolerate


Our greatest need

If we are serious with our life, if we realize that our life has an ultimate purpose, then we have to be clear also about what our greatest need is, so we would know at every instance of our life,


Martial Law, Myanmar style

“On the House”. What a beautiful title for a book, and how appropriate! The author John Boshner (I should check my records about the spelling) but how I wish I could get my hands on a copy, because it is


Manufacturing vaccines

After more than one year into a global pandemic that has infected more than 800,000, killed more than 14,000, and crippled the economy, President Rodrigo Duterte has given the go-signal to the economic team to find ways to encourage the

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Capitol gives cash aid to 13 displaced OFWs

Thirteen displaced overseas Filipino workers from the towns of Valladolid and Murcia in Negros Occidental received P5,000 in financial assistance each from Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, in a program held at the Capitol grounds yesterday morning. The beneficiaries were part

Councilor, wife in hospital for Covid

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A councilor of Bacolod City and his wife were confined in a private hospital after they tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. This was confirmed by a family member of the councilor to the

AllHome opens 53rd store in Bacolod City

The 53rd store of AllHome, the one-stop shop for all home needs, opened at GM Cordova Ave-Buri Road, Honorato Manalo Street in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City recently, its press release said. “As the center of communication and trade in Negros

Job order casual nabbed for drugs

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A job order casual of the Bacolod City government was arrested by operatives of Police Station 5 in a drug buy-bust operation in Brgy. 27, Bacolod City yesterday. Station 5 commander, P/Capt. John Christopher Magsangkay,

‘Pork imports needed to curb meat inflation’

The temporary reduction of pork tariffs and the increase of the minimum access volume (MAV) for imported pork are essential to immediately curb the rising pork inflation for the benefit of some 100 million Filipinos, the National Economic and Development

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