April 12, 2021

Negros Occidental stays under MGCQ

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will remain under the Modified General Community Quarantine status until April 30, as the province was not included in the re-classification, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced yesterday. The Western Visayas Inter-Agency Task Force already


Another 7-day travel moratorium approved

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / ADRIAN P. NEMES The request of Western Visayas officials to extend the travel moratorium from the National Capital Region, provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, and the cities of Cebu and Davao to Western


Ensure domestic sugar supply, SRA told

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has called on the Sugar Regulatory Administration to make sure that the country has enough domestic sugar supply to tide them over till the next crop year. Zubiri said he was thankful


IPM wins bid to haul city’s garbage

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The IPM-Construction Development Corp. was recently declared by the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) as winner of the bidding held for the environment and sanitary services of Bacolod City,  amounting to P256 million. BAC opened the


Massacre victims buried

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Our battle is not yet over,” Jennifer Espinosa, a relative of the four massacre victims in Gardenville Subdivision, Brgy Tangub, said during the necrological service at the Bacolod Memorial Park Saturday. Espinosa also asked her


Tulot: Lord, forgive me

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Lord, forgive me,” were the words that came out from the mouth of the lone suspect in the brutal killing of four members of a family in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, as he finally admitted


Ceres revises sked of trips in Negros Occidental

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Vallacar Transit Inc. that manages the Ceres Liner passenger buses, issued yesterday revised scheduled trips to various destinations in Negros Occidental, with the start of the 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew hours today. First


Stricter protocols in 3 markets

The city government is imposing stricter minimum health protocols at the three major public markets, in the light of the alarming increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Bacolod. The stricter implementation started Friday at the Central Market and


Divine Mercy in action

On the Easter Octave of 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina Kowalska, a nun and a mystic, whose apparitions and messages from the Lord inspired the devotion to the Divine Mercy. On that occasion, the Holy Father established

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The Madwoman of Taliwood

That’s how I affectionately call world-renowned concert pianist Leonor Kilayko. I grew up hearing about her grand concerts in Manila and abroad, reading about it in the national newspapers only. She seemed so distant and unapproachable, continuing her training in

Capitol to review SOP in receiving supplies

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is reviewing its Standard Operating Procedure in accepting shipments of supplies from the Procurement Service-Department of Budget and Management in Manila, after 10 of 15 employees of the Capitol’s Procurement

NegOcc tourism workers get P80M

Some 16,149 beneficiaries from the tourism industry in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic have availed of P80.745 million in financial aid under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2. Tourism

‘Reopening of economy to boost employment’

Reopening of the economy and increased infrastructure spending are expected to further boost the country’s employment figures, which registered better results as of March 2021. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that unemployment rate went down from 8.8 percent last February

Duterte gets Sinopharm jab

President Rodrigo Duterte last night received his first shot of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go went live on Facebook to show Duterte getting inoculated with Sinopharm. He was vaccinated by Health Secretary

World Press Freedom Day marked in Bacolod today

The City of Bacolod will mark World Press Freedom Day 2021 today to recognize and respect the freedom of the press as an inseparable partner of a democratic society, as declared under City Ordinance No. 687. “The observance of ‘World