May 15, 2021

Bacolod sets up more vaccination centers

Mayor Evelio Leonardia (right), Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, City Administrator Em Ang, and Councilor Bart Orola, accompanied by Alijis Barangay Captain Donnie de la Vega and kagawads, supervising the vaccination rollout at the Alijis gym yesterday*


Rebels kill 4 civilians in NegOr

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four civilians were shot dead by New People’s Army rebels in Brgy. Trinidad, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental yesterday, Col. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, said. Pasaporte identified the victims as Ronilo Quirante, 56, of


Group pushes access to power supply contract

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The public should access copies of the electric supply agreement between the Central Negros Electric Cooperative and power distributors that were submitted to the National Electrification Administration for review. This was emphasized by Wennie Sancho


Neg. Occ. Still under MGCQ

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Modified General Community Quarantine status of Negros Occidental and the highly-urbanized Bacolod City has been extended until May 31, as announced by Malacañang Thursday night. Records of the Provincial Incident Management Team showed that Covid-19


Sobejana’s nostalgic visit to Negros

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Armed Forces chief, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, started what he called his “nostalgic visit” to Brgy. Cabacungan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental on May 13, where he started his military career, and was honored yesterday by the provincial


Sipalay allows leisure travel

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Residents and foreign tourists in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, are now allowed for leisure travel to Sipalay City as long as entry requirements are complied with. Mayor Maria Gina Montilla-Lizares placed the city under the


P102K in shabu seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office arrested a street level individual in a buy-bust operation at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday in Brgy. 3, Bacolod City, and seized P102,000 worth of suspected shabu from him.


Police: Drug group member nabbed in Silay

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged member of a local drug group was arrested by the police yesterday during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Dacutan Dacu, Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Nabbed was Marlon Laguda, 38, an alleged member


Servants and messengers in Christ

When Christ said that “no servant is greater than his master, nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him,” (Jn 13,16) he obviously does not mean that we cannot outdo and outshine our superiors in our work and


Forget about Prince Charming

I heard that a signature campaign is ongoing asking President Duterte to take action in claiming the West Philippine Sea from the Chinese fishermen who have virtually taken over that area that rightfully belongs to our country. Indeed, why does

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Masculino to pay P1M catering debt

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN       Outgoing Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino confirmed yesterday that he will personally pay the P1 million catering services being demanded from the Office of the Provincial Agriculture since 2018. Admitting that it will be painful to him

Photo of the Day

BEATING THE HEAT. Children cooling down in the waters of Barangay Banago, Bacolod City recently* CGS photo

Photo of the Day

STUNNING. A sea of clouds at the Macapula mountain peak in Brgy. Molobolo, Cauayan, Negros Occidental is shown in this recent photo by the Discover Cauayan group*

PSC exec checks sports program of San Carlos

The cluster head of the Philippine Sports Commission, Nonnie Lopez, visited San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo and Vice Mayor Christopher Paul Carmona on Tuesday, and got updates on the sports program of the city government. Lopez made San Carlos

Rotary launches computer training at Boys’ Home

The Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara, in collaboration with Rotaract Marapara, launched a computer literacy program for the boys at the Bacolod Boys’ Home recently. Led by trainer Rotarian Lander Leonillo, the program will run for 12 months. It aims to

Voluntary flight change policy July 1

Cebu Pacific will implement a new policy for passengers, who want to make voluntary changes to their flights, in line with the continuous streamlining of processes across the business. Starting July 1, the travel fund option for voluntary flight changes