April 20, 2021

Guv to take vaccine with senior citizens

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he is joining senior citizens in availing of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019. This was after Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia got his first dose


P100K reward offered in Cui shooting

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlungsod of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental is offering a P100,000 reward to help authorities in the speedy solution of the murder of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui, Mayor Renato Gustilo said


Woman nabbed with P1.7M shabu

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Combined operatives of the Bacolod City Police Drug Enforcement Unit, the regional Drug Enforcement Unit-6, and the Police Station 4 seized P1.7 million worth of suspected shabu from a woman they arrested in Brgy. Estefania,


49K dogs vaccinated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that 49,812 dogs in Negros Occidental have been vaccinated against rabies. Decena said PVO targeted to vaccinate 215,521 dogs this year, out of the 269,401 population. As of March,


Hospital beds for Covid almost full

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Hospital beds in Bacolod City allocated for patients infected with the coronavirus disease is already almost full, with about 82 percent now occupied, Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for Medical and Data Analysis of the Emergency


Ancan: AFP focuses efforts on Negros

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The main efforts of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command in the Visayas will focus on Negros Island, its commander, Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, said yesterday. Ancan, who visited Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at


Photo of the Day

PROBE. The committee tasked to investigate the cutting of decades-old trees at the old airport in Bacolod City, led by City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan, vows to complete the investigation as soon as possible* Terence Philip Nemenzo Talorete photo


Order and dispatch

The way things are now, we really should learn how to blend well the requirements of order and the necessity of dispatch. There are now such a growing number of things to attend to that if we do not know


“Let there be Peace …”

I am typing this with only one eye  –the other is on the TV where a match between two famous boxers, world famous also in history, is being replayed on the TV screen. It took a while before I realized

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DAR execs face raps for undistributed land titles

The Department of Agrarian Reform has uncovered undistributed certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) covering 254,000 hectares, and dating back to 1987. Secretary John Castriciones, in a press conference yesterday, announced the discovery of DAR’s Task Force Undistributed CLOAs –

Covid cases surge in NegOr

A key health official in Negros Oriental appealed yesterday for people to stay home as the coronavirus disease 2019 cases surged anew, with 108 new positive infections reported. The new cases brought the total number of active infections to 417,

PH bans entry of travelers from 4 countries

The Philippines has barred the entry of travelers coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka from May 7 to May 14 to curb the spread of a reported “double mutant” coronavirus strain found in India. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea,

Negrense tops PMA Class 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A cadet from San Enrique town in Negros Occidental topped the Philippine Military Academy “Masaligan” Class of 2021, and the simple graduation rites will be held on May 10 at Fort del Pilar in Baguio City,

VMC posts growth amid pandemic

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Victorias Milling Company, that is marking its 102nd anniversary, said that it managed to achieve a positive growth, despite the difficulties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its chairman, Wilson Young, attributed this growth largely

Following the leader…

Isn’t it a puzzle to everyone that oxygen, that we have always taken for granted to be available in the very air we breath, could suddenly become inaccessible to some hospitals, especially in India and other countries? Of course it