May 17, 2021

RIATF backs Panay-Negros travel ban

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A week-long travel moratorium, covering Panay to Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, may soon be implemented once the National Inter-Agency Task Force approves the endorsement of the regional IATF, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. The RIATF


Mayors vow responsive vaccination rollout

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The League of Cities of the Philippines committed to implement a more active and responsive vaccination efforts against Covid-19 in their localities. The statement was issued after the LCP, headed by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia


BCPO arrests 14K protocol violators

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About 14,000 individuals in Bacolod City have been caught violating various health protocols, as of May 9. Of the number, P/Lt. Col. Lester Leada, deputy city director for Operations of the Bacolod City Police Office,


Manhunt on for rebels in slay of 5 civilians

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A manhunt is underway for suspected members of the communist New People’s Army, who allegedly killed five civilians in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Friday, Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said yesterday. Eleazar assured


PNP Covid cases down

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Covid-19 infections among police personnel of Negros Occidental and the highly-urbanized Bacolod City have significantly dropped, as of yesterday, compared to a week before, the PNP Health Service said. The active cases among personnel of the


Homecoming and mission

The theme of the Lord’s Ascension into heaven offers us a rich fount for spiritual and theological reflection. In this homily, I wish to share just two simple personal thoughts on ascension as homecoming and mission. The Lord’s ascension marks


Is it “Bye-bye Olympics” now?

Is it “Bye, bye Olympics” after all? From the international news coming, there seems to be a lot going against the possibility of the international games, famed for generations and participated in by so many countries, to be cancelled or


Agri-agra push

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is pushing for amendments to Republic Act 10000, or the Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act of 2009, as part of its reform agenda in the 18th Congress. Amendments to the mandated loan threshold for the agricultural

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Another fuel price increase this week

The prices of fuel products will increase anew this week. Starting this morning, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, and Total will increase diesel prices by P0.40 per liter, and gasoline prices by P0.50 per liter. Caltex, Seaoil,

82 nabbed for cockfighting in Silay, EB Magalona: PNP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen arrested 82 persons for illegal cockfighting in two haciendas in EB Magalona and Silay City, Negros Occidental, on June 13, even as Covid active cases were increasing in those areas as reported by the Provincial

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,

Cadiz creates livelihood through painting contest

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Covid-19 pandemic failed to stop the city government of Cadiz from helping local artists, with Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. saying that “in times of health emergencies, better persons evolve.” Escalante led the launching on June

PNP braces for NPA extortion activities

Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, directed the police to work closely with the military in preventing communist terrorists from collecting “permit-to-campaign” fees from politicians with less than a year left before the 2022 national and local elections. This,

AFCS to help address health issues – LTFRB

VTI president and chief executive officer Leo Rey Yanson (left) and LTFRB 6 regional director Richard Osmeña demonstrate the use of the tap cards on the AFCS machine on board an air-conditioned Ceres bus, at its launching in Bacolod City yesterday* Gilbert Bayoran photo