May 3, 2021

3ID honors soldiers, Negros officials

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson was among the officials from Western and Central Visayas, who were honored by the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division during its 47th founding anniversary at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz,


Covid infects 70 cops in city

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The number of policemen infected by the coronavirus disease 2019 rose to 70 as the surveillance testing ended yesterday. P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office, said the policemen are from the


7 ambulances to arrive this month: Greg

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said he is expecting the arrival of seven ambulances, that he has requested in 2019, to be delivered by the Department of Health this month to Bacolod City. Gasataya said the seven


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


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


Roy Yanson elected chairman of Sugbo transit

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Roy Yanson was elected chairman of the board and president of Sugbo Transit Express Inc. during its annual stockholders meeting April 30 at Seda Hotel in Bacolod City, lawyer Juan Bernardo Yulo said. In a press


Meant to go beyond ourselves

There’s a stanza in that Josh Groban song, “You raise me up”, that, I think, is worthwhile giving some more serious consideration. It’s when it says, “You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains / You raise me


More contagious than COVID

As if we didn’t have problems and worries enough in these days, here comes news that oil prices will be rising soon, possibly within this week. One wonders how come their prices are going up when people do not seem

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Negros Occidental to adopt ICT apps of provincial scholars

The Negros Occidental Information and Communications Technology scholars enrolled at STI-WNU University in Bacolod City, presented to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson their ICT outputs, that the provincial government will make use of, as part of employing ICT to spur economic

4 suspects in slay of brgy captain nabbed in NegOr

Four suspects in the killing of a barangay captain in Negros Oriental yesterday were nabbed in Vallehermoso town, the police said. Sketchy investigation reports said the four are allegedly guns-for-hire and hail from Mindanao. No other information was made available

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

‘Tribute to Peque’ on May 5

“Tribute to Peque”, a short film by director Lore Reyes, will be shown on May 5 as part of the activities marking the first death anniversary of acclaimed Negrense filmmaker Peque Gallaga. The activities are organized by artists and other

PH rowing team vying for Olympic slots

The national rowing team starts its campaign in the 2021 World Rowing Asian-Oceanian Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan yesterday with a thank you to the Philippine Sports Commission for supporting their efforts for Olympic slots. PSC chairman William “Butch”