April 14, 2021

IATF denies NegOcc GCQ plea

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Inter-Agency Task Force denied the request of the provincial government of Negros Occidental to place the province under the General Community Quarantine status because the Covid-19 infection rate has not reached the required level for


P16M in heavy equipment burned: police

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three units of heavy equipment were burned by still unidentified suspects at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday at a quarry area in Hacienda Vista Alegre, Brgy. E Lopez, Silay City in Negros Occidental. Burned were a Caterpilar


Ceneco, Power Watch act to protect consumers

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative and Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. will enter into a memorandum of understanding to safeguard the consumers of the utility firm. The MOU states that, considering the worsening energy situation,


Changan Bacolod pioneers steering change

A family with more than four decades of experience in the automotive industry has pioneered a steering change in Bacolod City, with the distributorship launching yesterday of a brand that means “Lasting Safety”, even amid the pandemic. Mae Ann Gochangco,


194K doses of Moderna vaccine arriving in May

National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., said yesterday that some 194,000 doses of Moderna vaccine will be delivered in the Philippines next month. Galvez, also the country’s vaccine czar, said this will be the first


True love is open to anything

Indeed, if our love is true, that is, it is a love that is a vital participation of God’s love for all his creation, especially for man, then it is open to anything. That love remains steadfast and continues to


The sins that cry to heaven

One after the other. We have not yet ensured the conquest of the vicious Coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID 19, and now we hear of a threat about a volcano showing very clear signs of erupting. One can imagine how the people


Sustainable and resilient

In a post-pandemic world where sustainability is necessary, economies in the Asia Pacific region should prioritize quality investment in infrastructure, one that is resilient and well-planned. The Asian Development Bank said investing in resilient and adaptive infrastructure after the pandemic

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Halep knocked out of Madrid Open as Thiem cruises through

World number three Simona Halep was dumped out of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, losing 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the last 16 to Belgian Elise Mertens, while Dominic Thiem claimed a straightforward win in his first match since March. Romania’s

Travel ban eyed anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The request for another travel moratorium for passengers from the National Capital Region and provinces adjacent to Negros Occidental is now being mulled, with local quarantine facilities already in critical stages. Provincial Incident Management Team head

‘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

12-hour power outage looms

Power outage of up to 12 hours will hit the coverage area of the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative on May 8 and 9, after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines scheduled an interruption to facilitate the preventive maintenance servicing

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

Covid-hit city cops now at 88

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and City Administrator Em Ang checking on the vaccination rollout at SM City yesterday* City PIO photo