May 1, 2021

More Sinovac vaccines arrive in NegOcc, Bacolod

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An additional 23,500 vials of Sinovac vaccines intended for Negros Occidental and the highly-urbanized City of Bacolod for the vaccination of more frontliners, as well as local government officials, who are senior citizens, arrived at the


BCPO launches BARANGAYanihan

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City Police Office recently launched its own mobile BARANGAYanihan, inspired by the community pantries set up in different areas of the city, its spokesperson, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, said yesterday. As of April 27,


BPO firm to open in city

An Iloilo-based BPO company that offers virtual medical assistance is expanding its operations in Bacolod City starting next month. Vanessa Belleza, president and chief executive officer of Xilium Professional Services, informed Mayor Evelio Leonardia of their company’s plans during a


Lacson, 10 Capitol officials inoculated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the arrival of more Covid-19 vaccines, Negros Occidental officials who are senior citizens, led by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, trooped to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, to get vaccinated against the


TLJPH head notes drop in Covid cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of Covid-19 cases in Negros Occidental posted a significant drop, from 308 on April 29, to 195 yesterday, a report from the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital molecular laboratory in Silay City, Negros Occidental,


Virus hits 58 cops

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The number of policemen in Bacolod who have tested positive for Covid-19 rose to 58, as of yesterday. Bacolod City Police Office spokesperson, P/Lt Liberty Indiape, said the results were released following the continuous surveillance


The cross as our constant companion

Let us hope that we can develop a deep devotion to the Holy Cross of Christ, perhaps by carrying a crucifix with us all the time, saying some pious ejaculatory prayers every time we see a cross and even kissing


Which is real, which is fake?

It was heartwarming to hear that the United States is sending aid to India to help it cope with the vicious rate of COVID infections that have been hitting that country. India is one of the most highly populated countries


Doing the work

Today, Filipinos celebrate the second Labor Day whilst suffering from a crippling pandemic that our nation has failed to control. The combination of an economy that is struggling monumentally, still-surging cases of Covid-19, and the world’s strictest, longest yet most

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As in a race

There are some verses in St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians that, I believe, are worth giving more serious attention. They talk to us about the need for self-discipline, the serious and consistent pursuit of a goal—things that we

A Great Debate in the offing?

Watch out for The Great Debate! That will surely take our minds off this pandemic. Even just anticipating it is exciting enough, how much more would the actual show be? Oh, everyone has heard about the challenge of President Duterte

NegOr IATF legal probes ‘fake’ RT-PCR results

The Negros Oriental Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) passed a resolution asking its legal team to investigate the alleged fake results of swab tests presented by a group of workers seeking employment in Bohol.

‘Reopening of economy to boost employment’

Reopening of the economy and increased infrastructure spending are expected to further boost the country’s employment figures, which registered better results as of March 2021. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that unemployment rate went down from 8.8 percent last February

Full distribution of hazard pay up

President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration will make sure that all frontline healthcare workers would receive their hazard pay and other benefits due them, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the assurance, as he apologized for the supposed delay in

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