June 2, 2021

‘Dante’ slightly weakens

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Tropical Storm Dante has slightly weakened but will still bring rains over parts of the country, a state forecaster said yesterday afternoon. Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 has been raised by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical


Napolcom lauds EB Magalona PNP for improvements

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The EB Magalona Police Station in Negros Occidental got a commendation from Napolcom 6 regional director Joseph Celis for the improvements that they have implemented after his recent inspection. Celis said on his social media post


11 cleared on SAP complaint

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Lack of probable cause was the reason cited by Assistant City Prosecutor Romel Gabuya for dismissing the anti-graft and corrupt practices charges filed against Mandalagan Barangay Captain Arturo Parreño and 10 other officials over alleged


Two die in vehicular accident

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two carpenters died on their way to work yesterday in a vehicular accident in Purok Amoravieta, Brgy. Antipolo, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. The two victims, identified as Rene Montaño, 43, and Omar Domingo, 35, both residents of


Former drug detainee killed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two men on a motorcycle gunned down a former drug detainee along Rosario Street in Bacolod City at about 7:10 p.m. Monday. Drug links and old grudges are among the motives being looked into in


3,068 violators nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office reported yesterday the arrest of 3,068 curfew violators in the towns and cities of the province, since curfew was enforced from April 12 to May 31 this year, in compliance


Photo of the Day

ASSISTANCE. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office removed the two trees that fell and obstructed the road in Purok Kahirop, Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City Monday evening* DRRMO photo

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DOF urges firms to spend big on innovation, digitalization

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III underscored yesterday the need for Philippine businesses to invest heavily in digitalization and innovation to stay competitive as the world rapidly transitions to a new post-pandemic global economy driven by abrupt and disruptive changes in

When giants meet

Now it’s heat. The sun must be doing overtime in the United States where Western states are  reportedly suffering  intense heat, and some states are being warned against dangers of fire. Where some states used to be suffering from snowstorms

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

Peso, stocks index move sideways

Both the local main stocks gauge and the peso ended sideways yesterday, partly on investors’ decision to stay on the sidelines at the start of the Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day policy meeting. The Philippine Stock Exchange index slipped by

Labor pacts inked with 7 EU countries

The Philippines currently has bilateral agreements with seven countries in Europe that are seen to provide more employment opportunities for overseas Filipino workers, the Department of Labor and Employment said yesterday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, in a news release,

House panel approves tax rate correction for private schools

A House of Representatives panel approved yesterday the consolidation of measures defining the tax rates for proprietary schools in a manner that allows them to avail of the 10-percent discount preferential rate on taxable income and extends to them the