May 8, 2021

2 NPA guerilla fronts dismantled in Negros

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division reported that it has dismantled two New People’s Army guerilla fronts in Negros Island, with another soon to follow. Maj. Cenon Pancito III, spokesperson of the 3rd Infantry Division, said

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NegOcc tourism workers get P80M

Some 16,149 beneficiaries from the tourism industry in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic have availed of P80.745 million in financial aid under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2. Tourism

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2 cop chiefs Covid-positive

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two more police chiefs in Bacolod City tested positive for coronavirus disease, results of the surveillance testing conducted since last week showed, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, Bacolod City Police spokesperson, said yesterday. Police Captains Leo Estopa

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Mayor alarmed over slay of coop manager

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Salvador Escalante expressed alarm over the recent killing of an agrarian reform cooperative farm manager in Hacienda Dalayapan, Brgy. Caduha-an, a known tourist destination in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Manalo Porre, farm manager of the

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No travel to LGUs with full quarantine facilities

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers to local government units in Negros Occidental with triple digit Covid-19 cases and whose quarantine facilities are fully occupied will be denied entry, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. But Lacson said that inbound travelers to

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Job order casual nabbed for drugs

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A job order casual of the Bacolod City government was arrested by operatives of Police Station 5 in a drug buy-bust operation in Brgy. 27, Bacolod City yesterday. Station 5 commander, P/Capt. John Christopher Magsangkay,

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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

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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

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Clearance obsession

The Department of Labor and Employment has blocked a proposal from the Philippine National Police to add to red tape by requiring employees to secure a national police clearance (NPC) to access “various transactions” with the DOLE. “While good-intentioned, requiring

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Cebu protocols prevail at Mactan airport: doc

The protocol of Cebu province for arriving overseas Filipino workers and returning overseas Filipinos, in accordance with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases policy, will prevail at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, a health official said.

Bizmen oppose stricter quarantine

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Businessmen are opposed to the call of the Philippine College of Physicians Negros Occidental Chapter to place the province and Bacolod City under stricter quarantine status because of the continued rise in Covid-19 cases. Edgar

Negros Army executive officer gets new post

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Lt. Col. Harold Garcia, former executive officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in Murcia, Negros Occidental, is now the new commanding officer of the 61st Infantry Battalion in Panay Island. Garcia replaced Col. Harold Batara, who

Displaced migrant workers in Negros Occ get cash aid

Fifty displaced migrant workers received cash aid, worth P5,000 each, during the ceremonial distribution of assistance, spearheaded by the Voice of the Free Foundation Inc. and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City yesterday. The

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

Wanted: A Modern Day Diogenes

Can pandemic cause wars? The thought came to me when I heard the report that the England variant of the COVID is believed to have come from India. Will that make the British people call for a bar to the