June 1, 2021

City ‘high risk’ for Covid: DOH

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health in Western Visayas has elevated the Covid-19 risk classification of highly-urbanized Bacolod City, from moderate to high risk, citing an increase in growth cases and daily attack rate. Dr. Bea Camille Natalaray,


Bago regulates plastic, styro use

The ban on the use of plastic cellophane and sando bags as packaging materials and of styrofoam as food and beverages containers will be strictly enforced, starting June 24, in Bago City, Negros Occidental. Business establishments, restaurants, fastfood outlets, food


Another group questions Ceneco-Kepco contract

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Konsyumer Negros, a consumers’ energy group, will also question before the Department of Energy the new agreement between the Central Negros Electric Cooperative and Kepco-Salcon Power Corporation for the delivery of the power base load


Ferrer not running for vice mayor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The call for Negros Occidental Vice-Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer to entertain the possibility of running as vice mayor of Bacolod City is no longer possible. Ferrer said yesterday that the timeframe for him to transfer his voting


‘Sex scandal’ probe up

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An investigation regarding a circulating video of an alleged sex scandal involving two teenagers at the city’s Social Development Center will be conducted soon. The video of the teenagers making out while under the custody


Photo of the Day

NATIONAL ID. The Philippine Statistics Authority, conducted a National ID registration at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City recently, and cautioned the public against social media reports that processing fees are being charged for the Step 1 online registration* Capitol PIO photo


Super ID

A couple of weekends ago, my wife and I got ourselves a National ID when we chanced upon a registration center at the mall and saw that there were no worrisome queues. I am in no mood to add another


The missing children of Kamloops

Only 52 more days before the scheduled start of the famous  Olympic Games. But there seem to be no signs that the organizers are ready to welcome the athletes from all over the world, all hyped  up to compete in

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366K social pensioners in Western Visayas get stipend

All 365,908 elderly pensioners in Western Visayas have received their stipend for the first semester of this year, totaling P1,097,724, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 6 said yesterday. Each qualified senior citizen received P3,000, which is

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,

EO lists HSHQ-qualified patients

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia identified in an executive order yesterday persons infected with the coronavirus who are allowed to have hospital-supervised home quarantine or HSHQ. In EO Number 32, Leonardia said that the barangay health

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,

Bacolod resumes vaccination in barangays

The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force and the Covid-19 Vaccination Council, both chaired by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, resumed yesterday the barangay vaccine rollout for Bacolod residents, who are frontline healthcare workers, senior citizens, and adults with comorbidities. There are 26 vaccination