May 13, 2021

Minimum wage review up in Region 6

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Region 6 will review the existing minimum salaries of private workers in Western Visayas. The result of the review will be the basis for the granting of


NegOcc prepares for more vaccines

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas alerted Negros Occidental to prepare for a bigger rollout of more Covid-19 vaccines by July or August this year, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. Those who


Lacson to form provincial panel for peace talks

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he will issue an executive order creating a provincial peace panel for localized peace engagements in Negros Occidental. The creation of the multi-sectoral group peace panel, that will include


Satellite voters’ listup in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Satellite voters’ registration in areas in Bacolod City with zero Covid cases for the last 14 days will be conducted soon. Kathrina Triño Caña, city registrar of the Commission on Elections, said they will coordinate


P80K in ‘shabu’ seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office seized P80,000 worth of suspected shabu Monday and Tuesday in Bacolod. P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, BCPO spokesperson, said Mae Torres, 45, of Purok Santo Rosario in Brgy. Bata, was


SU allowed F2F classes for nursing, PT

Silliman University’s BS Nursing and Physical Therapy programs, and the Medical School, were recently granted authorization by the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office 7 to hold limited face-to-face (F2F) classes and medical clerkship, respectively. For the Nursing program, only


Photo of the Day

SUPPLIES. Eighty folding beds were delivered by DRRMO-Bacolod personnel to the city’s isolation facility at the Handumanan Elementary School recently* DRRMO photo


Charity amid evil

Make no mistake about it. If we are truly Christian, if we want to be like Christ as we should, then we should continue to live charity even when confronted by evil or, worse, even when we suffer at the


And they call them ‘Games’!

As I write this, the report on TV is announcing that the United States and its European allies are staging war games amid Russian tensions!  Oh dear Lord! All we need now with this COVID pandemic still raging is a

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‘Follow IATF’s arrival rules for inbound travelers’

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has reminded the local government units to comply with the arrival protocols by the national government. The reminder was contained in IATF-EID Resolution 122 approved on Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson

Three killed in shooting incidents

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged drug personality and two others were killed in shooting incidents on June 14 in Negros Occidental, with the identities of the gunmen still unknown, as of this writing, the police said. Sunny Tapdasan, 44,

Indian national in fatal vehicle mishap nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An Indian national is now under police custody, after his vehicle figured in an accident on June 15 in Sitio Medina Eco-Translink Highway in Brgy. Rizal, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, that claimed the life of

Corporate tax incentives to boost PH recovery: Fitch Solutions

Fitch Solutions is optimistic that the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises, or Create Act, will help boost the Philippines’ economic recovery, citing its impact on investors’ sentiment. Create Act, that was signed into law on March 26, gradually

Dumaguete officials pay last respects to late vice mayor

Dumaguete City officials, led by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, paid their last respects and gave eulogies to the late Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova during a necrological service at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall yesterday. Cordova’s remains were brought to

Covid-infected PRO6 cops now 128

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of Covid-infected police personnel in Region 6 rose to 128 as of June 13, compared to 84 a week ago, the PNP Health Service reported. But the infected personnel of the Negros Occidental Police