April 21, 2021

4 cops dismissed from service in Western Visayas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four police officers assigned in Region 6 were dismissed from the service by the Philippine National Police for grave misconduct and having been Absent Without Leave, regional police spokesperson, Lt. Col. Joem Malong, said yesterday. They


DPWH to plant 2,500 saplings

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Department of Public Works and Highways will plant 2,500 saplings of various tree species tomorrow morning to replace the 25 decades-old trees beside the old airport in Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City that it had


Negros to accept travelers with expired RT-PCR: Diaz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Inbound travelers to Negros Occidental with expired negative RT-PCR test results need not worry since they will still be allowed entry in the airport and seaports of the province, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. “They


S-PaSS required for inbound travelers

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Transport carriers should allow travelers with S-PaSS bound for Bacolod as agreed during a recent meeting, Councilor Israel Salanga, who is in charge of the returning overseas Filipino workers, said yesterday. Salanga said that, based


66K senior citizens to be vaccinated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 66,000 senior citizens in Bacolod City will be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease this week, Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for Data and Medical Analysis of the Emergency Operations Center, said. Sorongon said the inoculation


CLMMRH bans watchers

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital is no longer allowing watchers to stay with their patients after being assessed by healthcare workers for necessary surgical or medical intervention, Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of hospital,


6 nabbed for drugs, firearm

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A senior citizen and five others were arrested in a series of buy-bust operations, that yielded more than P70,000 worth of suspected shabu and a homemade shotgun, in Negros Occidental Monday. A joint operation of the


Our hunger and thirst should lead us to God

We need to educate our biological or bodily functions, insofar as possible, such that they acquire a theological meaning and purpose and not just purely biological functions. If we are truly serious in our Christian duty to make ourselves “another


“Use less, Save more”

What did the men from the moon say upon arrival back on earth? I’m sorry, I have not caught any write-ups or interviews with them as to what they found and experienced there. Alas, I only have one source of

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World Press Freedom Day marked in Bacolod today

The City of Bacolod will mark World Press Freedom Day 2021 today to recognize and respect the freedom of the press as an inseparable partner of a democratic society, as declared under City Ordinance No. 687. “The observance of ‘World

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,

‘Pork imports needed to curb meat inflation’

The temporary reduction of pork tariffs and the increase of the minimum access volume (MAV) for imported pork are essential to immediately curb the rising pork inflation for the benefit of some 100 million Filipinos, the National Economic and Development

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

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