May 11, 2021

20K doses of Sinovac vaccine arriving

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About 20,000 additional doses of the China-made Sinovac vaccine will be delivered to Bacolod City next week. Dr. Chris Sorongon, Emergency Operations Center deputy for medical and data analysis, said they will open more vaccination


City Comelec logs 1,185 new applicants

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Most of the voters’ applications in Bacolod were new registrants, City Commission on Elections Officer Kathrina Trinio Caña said yesterday. Of the 1,185 new applications received last month, 674 were first-time voters aged 18 years


Classrooms up for use as quarantine facilities

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With Covid-19 isolation facilities overwhelmed with occupants, classrooms will now be utilized as quarantine facilities, with Negros Occidental getting daily average active cases of 200 in the early days of May. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson advised


82IB back in Visayas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN After almost four years of assignment in Lanao del Sur, Mindanao, the 82nd Infantry Battalion of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is back in the Visayas. The 82IB, that was deployed to Mindanao to help in


May 13 a regular holiday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 13 a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr, or the Feast of Ramadan. Proclamation No. 1142, signed by Duterte yesterday, declares May 13 as a regular holiday to “bring the


2020 on loop

In my home, school is finally out and my kids will be “enjoying” their summer break at home, stuck in the same place they’ve been occupying for more than a year now. My two kids, who are now teenagers, face


Bodycams for cops? Yes, Yes!

Is the good news only in the United Kingdom, or is the whole world now seeing a lull in the once galloping infections of the COVID? World news reports tell us that the UK has eased restrictions and people there


A global effort

United States President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind a temporary waiver of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, responding to pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other countries. “This is a global health crisis, and the

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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,

DTI notes 600 safety seal applications

The Department of Trade and Industry is processing 600 applications of establishments securing a safety seal, a good housekeeping seal to ensure that the business establishment is following minimum health protocols. In a Laging Handa briefing, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez

Capitol turns over P6 million in training facility to Tesda

The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over the management of the PGNO dormitory and classroom building to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority during an inauguration ceremony held at the Provincial Training Center in Brgy. Cabahug, Cadiz City

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

Noceco rates up P2.8

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative announced Saturday an increase of P2.8 in its residential rates for June, or about 28 percent higher than last month. The Noceco rate last month was P9.99 per kilowatt hour,