June 3, 2021

Broker, bizman shot dead

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Unidentified suspects shot dead a real estate broker and a businessman in the former’s car at the Bacolod reclamation area in Purok Lampirong, Brgy. 2, Bacolod City at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Station 2 chief,


Sea trips resume

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sea travel between Iloilo-Negros and Negros to Cebu resumed yesterday, after the Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was lifted by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the Philippine Coast Guard said. Negros Occidental,


Iloilo-Negros travel suspension eyed anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another travel moratorium between Iloilo City and Negros Occidental has been requested before the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, in an executive order he issued, sought the approval of RIATF of inbound


P700K in shabu seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About P700,000 worth of shabu was seized by the Bacolod City Police Office in a series of operations last month, BCPO director, P/Col. Manuel Placido, said yesterday. Placido said they confiscated 96.396 grams of shabu


VM: I am on official leave

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ian Villaflor clarified yesterday that he is on “official leave” as presiding officer of the Sangguniang Bayan, and cited a continuing threat to his life. Arrest warrants have been issued against Villaflor


TLJPH Covid lab turns one

The Negros Occidental provincial government commemorated the first year of the establishment of the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital Molecular Laboratory in Silay City on Tuesday. The facility, the first-ever molecular laboratory owned by a local government unit in Western


Sharpening our sense of communion

We need to be more aware of our need and duty to develop and, in fact, sharpen our sense of communion among ourselves. It is not a communion that is based on some natural basis alone – biological, affinal, political,

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Dumaguete officials pay last respects to late vice mayor

Dumaguete City officials, led by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, paid their last respects and gave eulogies to the late Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova during a necrological service at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall yesterday. Cordova’s remains were brought to

Bizmen oppose stricter quarantine

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Businessmen are opposed to the call of the Philippine College of Physicians Negros Occidental Chapter to place the province and Bacolod City under stricter quarantine status because of the continued rise in Covid-19 cases. Edgar

Small beginnings

It is timely that as we re-enter into the Ordinary of the Year, our gospel reading presents the two parables of Mark on the kingdom of God. The first tells of the sower who scatters seeds which grow by themselves

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

Lacson OKs Masculino’s retirement as OPA head

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The retirement of Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino from government service has been approved by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Masculino, in his letter to Lacson, said that he had decided to

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,