May 14, 2021

19 Negros rebels surrender

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police reported yesterday the surrender of 19 members of the New People’s Army, who used to operate in Ilog and Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda, regional police director of Western


Negrense war hero honored

The bust of Marine junior military officer, 1Lt. Lolinato To-ong Sr., a Medal of Valor awardee, was unveiled in Brgy. Cabacungan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental yesterday, led by AFP chief of staff, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Rhumyla Mangilimutan, and Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, AFP Central Command chief, in the presence of To-ong’s family and other officials* Gilbert Bayoran photo


Cardinal Advincula to get ‘red hat’

Manila Archbishop-elect Jose Cardinal Advincula, former bishop of the Diocese of San Carlos in Negros Occidental, will receive his “red hat” this month. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines reported that the ceremony is set to be held at


‘We are winning the peace’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, attributed the “winning of peace” to the National Task Force–Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict. Sobejana said yesterday that NTF-ELCAC is a mechanism of convergence among


2 arrested in drug-busts in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Stations 6 and 8 policemen arrested two men in buy-bust operations in barangays 31 and Singcang-Airport in Bacolod City yesterday and Wednesday, and seized P38,000 worth of suspected shabu. The police identified the suspects as



One of the discoveries I have made in the past few months is that my home consumes only around 600 watts of energy, even with two kids and the wife staying at home 99.5 percent of the time as they


Please DFA, Do something!

Has the COVID 19 not affected Israel and Palestine? All that we hear about those countries are about the conflict between them that has been causing  the death of their people, among them their young children. What has the United


Pension reform

The Department of Finance will be supporting proposed reforms for the pension system of the military and uniformed personnel (MUP) and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has directed the department’s Strategy, Economic and Results Group (SERG) that extends technical support to


More financing options for MSMEs

Micro, small and medium enterprises continue gaining access to credit, partly through the establishment of credit surety funds, with about 15 additional CSFs expected to register until end-2021. In a virtual briefing, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno said

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‘Arrest travelers presenting fake Covid tests’

President Rodrigo Duterte directed the Philippine National Police, Department of Tourism, and all local government units to enforce stringent compliance of protocols for local tourism and arrest those who present fake negative Covid-19 test results. In a public address Monday

‘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

Amaca: Further tests needed on mysterious rock at NOHS

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The burning rock that fell on the grounds of the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City on June 4 needs further test to ascertain if it is, indeed, a meteorite, the school’s principal, Mario

Soldier gets medal for bravery

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An enlisted personnel of the 62nd Infantry Battalion, who was injured during a recent encounter with New People’s Army rebels in Sitio Cunalom, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, was awarded a medal for gallantry on

DA buys machine for faster ASF surveillance in Region 6

The Department of Agriculture Western Visayas has acquired a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine for faster diagnosis of suspected African swine fever cases. Dr. Jonic Natividad, chief of the DA 6 Regulatory Division, and ASF focal person, said yesterday that

Comelec to launch voter signup mobile app today

The Commission on Elections will formally launch today a mobile application that aims to streamline the voter registration process. Commissioner Marlon Casquejo, who conceptualized the project, will lead the launching of the Comelec’s Mobile Registration Form App at the New