May 5, 2021

DILG lauds Bacolod on Covid response

Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government commended the functional and efficient response efforts of Bacolod City against Covid-19 through its Emergency Operations Center. “The DILG commends the efforts of the local government of Bacolod


‘Well-funded’ – NBI on killing of Cui

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The killing of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui on April 12 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, was well-funded, lawyer Renoir Baldovino, head of the National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod Field Office, said. While it is


NegOcc still low-risk amid rise in virus cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remained under the “low risk” classification, despite the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the past several days, the Department of Health-Western Visayas Center for Health Development reported on May 3. Bacolod City, meanwhile,


12 additional Capitol employees infected

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Twelve more employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental have tested positive for Covid-19, on top of the 12 other from the Capitol, who were infected earlier, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Provincial Agriculturist


21 more infected in Victorias

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Victorias City Hall and its annexed buildings and offices will be temporary closed, from May 4 to 7, for disinfection and contact tracing purposes, after 21 of its employees tested positive for Covid-19, City Administrator


P500M in fake BIR stamps confiscated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More than P500 million in fake Bureau of Internal revenue stamps were recovered from a cigarette warehouse near the St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City yesterday. Regional director Antonio Jonathan


P2.9 million shabu seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City Police Office seized P2.9 million worth of suspected shabu weighing 432.26 grams in its intensified operations last month, its spokesperson, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, said yesterday. Indiape said that out of 59 drug


Twin calves born at NFR

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Negros First Ranch in Murcia town produced twin calves of Simmental-Brahman-Charolais breed, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday. Decena said the calves were born on April 30 and named Covida and Asfa, derived from


Loyalty proves your fidelity

Some people have asked me what the difference is between loyalty and fidelity. And my ready answer has always been that there is hardly any difference between the two. They are allied to each other. One cannot be without the

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Bacolod fire victims receive additional aid

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Fire victims of Purok Neptune in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City, received about P400,00 in cash aid from President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Wednesday. The 61 affected families each received P2,000

P2.7 million shabu haul in Murcia

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized about P2.7 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Purok Lacson, Brgy. Alegria, Murcia, Negros Occidental on May 4. The

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

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

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

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