May 4, 2021

Covid hits 16 more cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sixteen more police personnel assigned in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have been added to the list of the PNP members in Western Visayas infected with Covid-19, on May 2, the PNP Health Service reported. Of

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10,620 Bacolodnons inoculated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III There were 10,620 Bacolodnons who have been inoculated against the coronavirus disease since last month, executive director Em Ang of the Emergency Operations Center said yesterday. Of the number, 1,264 were senior citizens under the

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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,

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Councilor, wife in hospital for Covid

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A councilor of Bacolod City and his wife were confined in a private hospital after they tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. This was confirmed by a family member of the councilor to the

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Duterte orders NBI to probe slay of Cui

President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the killing of the provincial consultant for hospital operations in Negros Occidental last month, Malacañang said yesterday. “The President strongly condemns the killing of Mariano Antonio Cui

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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

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12 Capitol employees infected

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Twelve more employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental tested positive for Covid-19, and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the four-day work scheme at the Capitol will continue. Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, who tested negative

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Cano thanks Digong for ‘vindication’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Prominent Bacolod businessman Ricardo “Cano” Tan thanked President Rodrigo Duterte and other law enforcement agencies for helping clear his name and that of his family, from what he described as fabricated accusations against him. Tan, a

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Hesitancy

As our nation continues to wait for the bulk of the Covid-19 vaccines that up to now have no final delivery dates because the officials responsible who had one job dropped that potentially game changing ball multiple times, one of

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Not on ice-cold stone

Are things getting back to normal already? Is fear of the COVID no longer paralyzing people? These questions came to mind upon seeing or watching and hearing news that the famous thriller of Madrid, bullfighting, has resumed, and I am

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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,

‘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

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

Word of the Year

What is the word of the year? Could it be anything  other than COVID? Actually it has been on everyone’s mouth and thoughts, not because of its novelty, but because of its deadly connotation. Of course we all remember that

Hesitancy

As our nation continues to wait for the bulk of the Covid-19 vaccines that up to now have no final delivery dates because the officials responsible who had one job dropped that potentially game changing ball multiple times, one of