June 4, 2021

Covid hits Moises Padilla mayor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo was added to the list of local chief executives in Negros Occidental, who tested positive for Covid-19. This brought to seven the number of Negros Occidental local chief executives, including


Search on for missing retired cop

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The search continued yesterday for a retired police officer, who was swept away by a flashflood in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental on June 1. Meanwhile, the 185 families, composed of 520 individuals, in 17 barangays of six


19K protocol violators noted in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Health protocol violators in Bacolod City have reached 19,311, as of last month, P/Lt. Col. Lester Leada, who heads the City Police Office Operations Branch, said. Of the number, 6,536 were arrested for non-wearing of


Ex-PENRO of Negros Occ DENR 6 OIC

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Livino Duran, former provincial environment and natural resources officer of Negros Occidental, has been designated by Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu as officer-in-charge of the DENR in Western Visayas. Duran replaced Francisco Milla Jr.,


Close contacts refusing to be swabbed warned

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Legal action awaits those who refuse to be swabbed despite being identified as close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients. The warning came from Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data analysis of the Emergency


Good cop, bad cop

Just six months after the horrific video of the double murder cum execution of mother and son tandem Sonya and Frank Anthony Gregorio by off duty cop Jonel Nuezca in Paniqui, Tarlac went viral on social media, another cop in


How are the others doing?

Will the Olympic Games push through? As I write this, there is still no assurance that the most awaited contest of the year, and of the world, for that matter, will go on as scheduled. There are reports that thousands

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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

Barber, driver killed in city

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A barber and a tricycle driver died in stabbing and shooting incidents in barangays 11 and Taculing in Bacolod City yesterday and Thursday. Arnold Bay King, 44, of Purok Progreso, Brgy. Taculing, was driving his

Three killed in shooting incidents

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged drug personality and two others were killed in shooting incidents on June 14 in Negros Occidental, with the identities of the gunmen still unknown, as of this writing, the police said. Sunny Tapdasan, 44,

Sagay launches Covid ‘stories of hope’

Sagay City in Negros Occidental is honoring the frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019, through short films produced by Sagaynon filmmakers. The city government launched the “Sagay Covid Stories of Hope and Courage–Flash Shorts Contest” in

Exec: Ceneco to review line clearing ops

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative is set to review its contracts with independent contractors tasked to undertake line clearing operations for the electric firm, its acting general manager, Danny Pondevilla, said. If found that they

PFDA records high unloading volume amid monsoon season

The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through its Regional Fish Ports, has recorded a 3.71 percent increase in its weekly unloading volume during the May 31 to June 6 period, which marked the start of the rainy season. In its