April 19, 2021

14 cops test positive for Covid

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III / GILBERT P. BAYORAN Fourteen police officers assigned at the Bacolod City Police Office and the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office tested positive for Covid-19. Of the 11 in Bacolod, two are organic members of


Leonardia gets vaccinated

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (seated) receives his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine from acting City Health Officer, Dr. Edwin Miraflor, at the Bacolod Government Center Saturday* Bacolod PIO photo


Negrenses asked to undergo swab test upon arrival

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Anticipating the lifting of the travel moratorium for inbound travelers to Western Visayas, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is requesting returning Negrenses to have themselves swabbed upon entry to Negros Occidental. The extended travel moratorium to Region


Civilian shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six suspected members of the New People’s Army shot and killed a civilian, in front of his wife and brother, in Sitio Santa Ana, Brgy. Mabini, Escalante City, Negros Occidental on Saturday. The victim, who was


2 rebels killed in gunbattle

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspected New People’s Army rebels were killed in an encounter with Army soldiers in Purok Yuring, Sitio Dash 7 in Brgy. Bulwangan, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, on Saturday. Soldiers of the 15th Infantry Battalion were on


P2.7M in shabu seized in buy-bust operations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police seized more than P2.7 million worth of suspected shabu from several drug suspects arrested in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental on Friday and Saturday. Combined operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod District Office,



Today’s gospel gives us Luke’s version of the risen Lord’s appearance to his apostles on Easter night. The apostles and some disciples were gathered in a locked room when Jesus stood in their midst and greeted them “Peace”. Thinking they


So, is the moon habitable?

The Royals are really different from you and me. Were you able to watch the ceremonies for the interment of Prince Philip on TV yesterday? Even if he is the husband of the Queen of England, the rites were so


Worse than invasion

With the Chinese fishing vessels massed in the West Philippine Sea reportedly taking more than 260 tons of fish daily from our waters, the Philippines is in danger of facing a fish shortage. Citing a report by the National Task


Vaccine delivery, storage discussed

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, led an online meeting with the mayors of 26 cities, who succeeded in contracting for a supply of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines. The main agenda of

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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

No plans to run in 2022: Cano

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Former Bacolod councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan said yesterday he has no plans to run for any elective post in Bacolod City in the national elections next year. “I won’t run but will only walk for a

Ombudsman junks graft charges vs. Bing, 2 others

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III After more than a decade, the Office of the Ombudsman finally dismissed the criminal charges for malversation of funds and graft and corruption filed against Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia and two other former City

Burning question

The other day, my wife was complaining about the stink coming from someone burning trash in the neighborhood, which, based on the intensity, was probably being done right beside our property. The strong, acrid smell of leaves burning had become

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

Valladolid molecular lab operational

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Mayor Enrique Miravalles led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the full operation of the Valladolid District Hospital molecular laboratory in the town yesterday* Capitol PIO photo