May 12, 2021

Bacolod gets 19K doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An additional 19,420 doses of the British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to Bacolod City yesterday that Mayor Evelio Leonardia said were part of the 127,000 AstraZeneca doses allocated by the national government for Western Visayas.


NegOcc receives 30,800 AstraZeneca doses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental received an additional 3,080 vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine, good for 30,800 doses, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. The latest supply of vaccines will be administered to those 56 years old and above,


Kepco seeking deal extension with Ceneco

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Kepco SPC Power Corporation is seeking a one-year extension of its current power sales contract with the Central Negros Electric Cooperative for a 40-megawatt base load supply. In a letter to Ceneco acting manager


P55M in shabu seized in WV

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than P55 million worth of illegal drugs was seized by the police in Western Visayas while 841 suspected drug personalities were arrested in the first four months of 2021. Lt. Col. Joem Malong, spokesperson of


Photo of the Day

CASH AID. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (right) led the distribution of cash assistance to fire victims in Barangay 12 yesterday, with Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, councilors Archie Baribar and Bart Orola, Barangay 12 Captain Ely Alcantara, DSSD head Pacita Tero, and other officials*


They sanctify, not mortify, us

This is about those situations when we find ourselves dealing with persons whom we consider to be difficult to be with for a number of reasons. Aside from the usual differences and the avoidable conflicts we can have among ourselves


What about the Olympics?

The Lord be praised! After several weeks of anxiety  and fear over the seemingly unstoppable and progressive rise of COVID cases, not only in our country, but also worldwide, a report said  that the Emergency Operations Center has perceived a


Heating up

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration advised the public to stay indoors to avoid potential heatstroke and exhaustion as several parts of the country continued to experience high temperatures. Dagupan in Pangasinan province posted the highest heat index

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The dots in the map

How fortunate I was to catch the interview with Guiseppe Cardinal Versaldi yesterday on TV. It was a truly inspirational story and his interviewer, Elvira Go, just had the proper background and knowledgeability about the profession of priesthood to make

Indignation rally held on Independence Day

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About 150 members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and their allied organizations staged an indignation rally in front of the Bacolod Fountain of Justice Saturday to commemorate the 123rd anniversary of Philippine Independence. The group said

Negros Occ gets 6,400 Sinovac vials

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The province of Negros Occidental received yesterday 6,400 vials of Sinovac vaccine from the Department of Health, Provincial Incident Management Team head, Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, said. Caelian said that the four boxes of vaccines arrived at

When giants meet

Now it’s heat. The sun must be doing overtime in the United States where Western states are  reportedly suffering  intense heat, and some states are being warned against dangers of fire. Where some states used to be suffering from snowstorms

“Come to me, all you who are weary…”

What wonderful and consoling words of Christ! We have to keep these words always in mind especially when we encounter overwhelming problems and difficulties that would leave us with the sensation that we sinking and drowning. Christ reassures us he

Maldives hold Azkals to draw

The Philippine Azkals failed to end their stint in the second round of the joint FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers the way they would have wanted it as the Maldives held them to a 1-1 draw at