April 17, 2021

SP seeks scientific debate on Ivermectin use vs. Covid

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is strongly requesting for a more intellectual, unbiased, scientific, and no-competitive financial interest debates and discussions on the inclusion of Ivermectin in the list of essential drugs against the Covid-19. The resolution,


Committee starts probe on cutting of trees

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The committee formed by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia to spearhead the investigation on the cutting of decades-old trees along the Araneta Highway beside the old airport convened yesterday. City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan, who heads


Kadamay member shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspects on a motorcycle shot and killed a member of the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap, a militant urban poor organization, in Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental on Thursday. The police said that Jesus Pason


NPAs admit burning of equipment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Roselyn Jean Pelle Command has claimed responsibility for the burning and destruction of three heavy equipment on April 12 in Brgy. Consing, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, saying the quarry operations in Malogo


Apply for DOT accreditation, resorts urged

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The newly-installed officer-in-charge of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas, Christine Mansinares, is encouraging resorts, bars, and restaurants to apply for accreditations with the agency to check their operational readiness. Mansinares said that, so


Most wanted man arrested

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A man tagged as the most wanted person of Bago City, Negros Occidental, was apprehended by the Bacolod City police at about 8:30 a.m. yesterday at the junction of Mabini and Libertad streets. P/Lt. Liberty


Photo of the Day

PROTOCOLS. A policeman ensures that minimum health protocols are observed at the Bacolod public plaza in the continuous fight against Covid-19*


Making daily resolutions

If we are to be guided by our Christian faith, we would know that our life here on earth is always a work in progress. It is like a journey we are taking toward our final destination which is to


God Save the Queen!

An EXPO in Dubai? I understand it is a world exposition with other countries participating. Well, that is very encouraging, that means things are normal enough for them to organize an exposition. But I wonder how many countries  are participating,

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2 cop chiefs Covid-positive

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two more police chiefs in Bacolod City tested positive for coronavirus disease, results of the surveillance testing conducted since last week showed, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, Bacolod City Police spokesperson, said yesterday. Police Captains Leo Estopa

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

P500M in fake BIR stamps confiscated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More than P500 million in fake Bureau of Internal revenue stamps were recovered from a cigarette warehouse near the St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City yesterday. Regional director Antonio Jonathan

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

Eleazar next PNP chief

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office last night congratulated Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, who was chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte as the next chief of the Philippine National Police. Eleazar will replace PNP chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, who will retire

Hog inspection intensified

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 577 hogs were inspected by members of the African Swine Fever Task Force at the Bacolod Real Estate Port in Bacolod City Saturday. Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said the hogs were inspected before they