May 10, 2021

33 more Bacolod, Negros police positive for Covid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Thirty-two more police personnel assigned at the Bacolod City Police Office, and one in the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. The Philippine National Police Health Service reported that Covid-19 active cases


28 nabbed, 3 drug dens dismantled

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three suspected drug dens were dismantled in Kabankalan City, while 28 persons were apprehended by the police in a series of buy-bust operations in Negros Occidental on May 7 and 8, that also yielded about P357,000


Capitol mulls reward for Cui’s assailants

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN       The giving of rewards to anybody who can provide information leading to the identification and arrest of those behind the killing of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui is being considered by the provincial government of


Motorcycle driver killed in crash

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A motorcycle driver, believed to be under the influence of liquor, died while his back-rider was injured when they figured in an accident at about 12:50 a.m. Saturday in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City. Killed was


I have called you friends

During the past Sundays, Jesus revealed his desire to enter into a personal and intimate relationship with each of us. He expressed this by using images, like the good shepherd, who willingly lays down his life for his sheep, and


A Many-Splendored Thing

Isn’t the United Nations sanctioning China for its irresponsible game of sending a rocket into space, unknowing where it will land? Anyone watching the reports on TV couldn’t help worrying about the repercussions in case that rocket misfired and landed


Water priorities

A discussion paper published by government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies, found the country unlikely to meet the United Nation’s goal of attaining universal access to clean water and sanitation by 2030 as our water resources industry remains


23-storey condo rises in Bacolod

A 23-storey condominium project was topped off on May 7, and will very soon become an iconic architecture depicting Bacolod’s modern era, a press release said. Zealous in its pursuit of modernization, iSecure Realty Corp. has introduced Sitari, the newest

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Djokovic sets sights on Golden Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic has set his sights on the Golden Grand Slam of all four majors and the Olympic title, insisting: “Everything is possible”. The world number one captured a second French Open and 19th Slam with a 6-7 (6/8), 2-6,

PH Covid recoveries 1,257,774

An additional 4,585 patients have beaten the coronavirus disease 2019, pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 1,257,774 as of yesterday. The Department of Health, in its latest Covid-19 bulletin, said recoveries account for 93.9 percent of a total of

Task force to probe dog poisoning

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod Animal Welfare Task Force will look into incidents of “mass dog poisoning” in Brgy. Granada, executive assistant Ernie Pineda said yesterday. Pineda, who is also the head of the city’s Sectoral Concern, said

Bacolod to get much bigger vaccine share

Mayor Evelio Leonardia is assured that Bacolod City will receive a “much bigger allocation” of Covid-19 vaccines from the national government. In his interview with CNN’s “The Final Word” anchor Rico Hizon recently, Leonardia was asked if he, as mayor

PSEi up, peso down ahead of FOMC

The local stock barometer rose yesterday amid the wait-and-see stance ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee’s June 15-16 meeting, but the peso depreciated against the greenback. The Philippine Stock Exchange index gained by 0.86 percent, or 59.24 points, to

House panel approves tax rate correction for private schools

A House of Representatives panel approved yesterday the consolidation of measures defining the tax rates for proprietary schools in a manner that allows them to avail of the 10-percent discount preferential rate on taxable income and extends to them the