April 15, 2021

21 Bacolod brgys Covid-free

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Twenty-one barangays of Bacolod have no new Covid cases in the last two weeks, the Emergency Operations Center reported yesterday. These are barangays 6, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28,


Negros-Panay bridge feasibility study not yet final

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday that the feasibility study for the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros islands bridge project, that will pass Pulupandan town, is not yet final. Ferrer said there was a revision in the feasibility study, on


Virus hits more Negros cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six more police officers in Negros Occidental tested positive for Covid-19, bringing to 21 the number of PNP members infected with the virus, as of yesterday, provincial police deputy spokesperson, P/Lt. Abegael Donasco, said. On April


Abducted tanod found dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A barangay tanod, who was reported to have been abducted Tuesday by unidentified armed men, was found dead several hours later in Hacienda Margarita, Brgy. Consing, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental. The police identified the victim as


P.5 million in ‘shabu’ confiscated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More than half a million peso worth of suspected shabu was seized by operatives of the Bacolod Police and the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 6 from the three men they arrested in barangays Singcang-Airport, Taculing,


Robber nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A man, posing as a woman on social media, was arrested by the police for robbing his socmed friends during an entrapment operation at Crossing Gaston in Brgy. Punta Mesa, Manapla, Negros Occidental on Tuesday. P/Lt.

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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

Barty, Swiatek set up Madrid clash

The last two women’s French Open champions will meet at the Madrid Open after Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek both made it through to the third round on Saturday. World number one Barty survived a scare to beat Tamara Zidansek

Loyalty proves your fidelity

Some people have asked me what the difference is between loyalty and fidelity. And my ready answer has always been that there is hardly any difference between the two. They are allied to each other. One cannot be without the

NegOcc still low-risk amid rise in virus cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remained under the “low risk” classification, despite the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the past several days, the Department of Health-Western Visayas Center for Health Development reported on May 3. Bacolod City, meanwhile,

Osaka has ‘clay court plan’ despite defeat in Madrid

Naomi Osaka said she has a better plan for coping with clay after she suffered a second-round exit at the Madrid Open on Sunday, the Japanese second seed losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to Karolina Muchova. Elsewhere, two-time Madrid champion Simona

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