May 7, 2021

Bing asks nat’l gov’t for more vaccines

Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia has requested the national government to allocate more vaccines for Bacolod, citing the urgent need to inoculate more residents amid the continued spike in local cases. In his May 5, 2021 letter to Secretary Carlito Galvez


P150M for renovation of 3 city markets

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About P150 million will be poured in for the renovation of the three main public markets of Bacolod, City Administrator Em Ang said yesterday. Ang said that P50 million will be allotted each for the


11% of BCPO personnel Covid-infected

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The number of policemen and non-uniformed personnel of the Bacolod City Police who tested positive for Covid 19 now stands at 90, or about 11 percent of its total personnel, BCPO spokesperson, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape,


Megaworld allots P36B 2021 capex

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Township developer Megaworld is allocating P36-billion for capital spending this year, as it realigns project developments with the restrictions brought about by the strict quarantine measures that affect construction movements, as well as demand for residential


VMC posts growth amid pandemic

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Victorias Milling Company, that is marking its 102nd anniversary, said that it managed to achieve a positive growth, despite the difficulties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its chairman, Wilson Young, attributed this growth largely


Travel ban eyed anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The request for another travel moratorium for passengers from the National Capital Region and provinces adjacent to Negros Occidental is now being mulled, with local quarantine facilities already in critical stages. Provincial Incident Management Team head


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


Photo of the Day

NO WATER. An employee of Baciwa-Primewater replacing the 12″ diameter valve in Handumanan that resulted in water service interruption affecting more than 30 areas in Bacolod City starting yesterday morning* Baciwa-Primewater FB photo


Burning question

The other day, my wife was complaining about the stink coming from someone burning trash in the neighborhood, which, based on the intensity, was probably being done right beside our property. The strong, acrid smell of leaves burning had become


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

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Guv bans non-essential travel

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The prohibition of non-essential travel of persons from Negros Oriental to Negros Occidental took effect yesterday, and will last until June 30, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. The enforcement of stricter border controls by the provincial

Regulated entry of Negrenses to Cebu on June 14-24: Garcia

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The entry of Negrenses to Cebu will be regulated for 10 days, starting today, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said in an executive order she issued dated June 12. Garcia said that persons originating from Negros Oriental

Lacson OKs Masculino’s retirement as OPA head

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The retirement of Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino from government service has been approved by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Masculino, in his letter to Lacson, said that he had decided to

Cops enforce stricter boundary checkpoints

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Boundary Quarantine Control Points have been established by the Philippine National Police in five border areas of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, in compliance with the executive order issued by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to prohibit

Docs: Place NegOcc, city under stricter quarantine

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Due to the continued rising Covid cases, the Philippine College of Physicians Negros Occidental Chapter is calling on the authorities to place the province and Bacolod City under stricter quarantine status for two weeks. The

Sexagenarian woman killed in road mishap

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A sexagenarian woman died in what appeared to be a hit-and-run incident along Alijis-Murcia Road in Bacolod City, about 4:35 a.m. Saturday. The victim was identified as Oliva Proceso, 69, of ECC Villas, Brgy. Alijis,