June 5, 2021

‘Dante’ damages P5M in rice, livestock

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Losses in the livestock and rice industries in Negros Occidental due to Tropical Storm Dante had reached P5 million, as of yesterday. Of the number, P4.5 million was incurred by the rice sector with the


Over 87% of Covid beds occupied: city

At least 87.25 percent of hospital beds dedicated to Covid-19 patients are occupied, as of June 3, the city’s Health Care Capacity Management said in a report yesterday. Data on capacity utilization rate showed that, in all seven hospitals across


Free rides for APORs, healthcare workers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Good news for healthcare workers and Authorized Persons Outside Residence in Negros Occidental. The Vallacar Transit Inc., that manages Ceres Liner passenger buses, offers free rides for healthcare workers and APORs for the whole month of


House OKs bill banning single use plastics

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives approved on second reading Wednesday House Bill 9147, that regulates the production, importation, sale and use of single-use plastics. The proposed bill also shifts the responsibility on producers to recover plastic waste


16-year-old female NPA recruit yields in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 16-year-old recruit of the New People’s Army gave herself up to the 94th Infantry Battalion, and this is another proof that the CPP-NPA had long been violating the laws on recruiting minors, regional police spokesperson,


Carabao meat up P2

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An increase of nearly P2 was noted this week in the prices of carabao meat in various markets in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City. Carabao meat is now sold at P269.98 per kilo in the


2 more cops test positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There are now 24 police personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, who have tested positive for Covid-19, provincial police deputy spokesperson, Lt. Abegael Donasco, said yesterday. This was after two more PNP members assigned


The narrow road to a small gate

This is what Christ recommends if we truly want to follow him. “Enter through the narrow gate,” he said. “For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small

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Noceco rates up P2.8

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative announced Saturday an increase of P2.8 in its residential rates for June, or about 28 percent higher than last month. The Noceco rate last month was P9.99 per kilowatt hour,

Task force to probe dog poisoning

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod Animal Welfare Task Force will look into incidents of “mass dog poisoning” in Brgy. Granada, executive assistant Ernie Pineda said yesterday. Pineda, who is also the head of the city’s Sectoral Concern, said

Dumaguete area of most serious concern

The OCTA Research Group said yesterday that Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental is the area of most serious concern outside the NCR Plus. “Dumaguete’s one-week growth rate is 129 percent and its average daily attack rate is 69.85 percent per

Maldives hold Azkals to draw

The Philippine Azkals failed to end their stint in the second round of the joint FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers the way they would have wanted it as the Maldives held them to a 1-1 draw at

83rd Bacolod Charter celebration postponed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City government decided to postpone the holding of activities for its 83rd Charter Day celebration on June 18 amid the present Covid situation, Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced yesterday. “Our Bacolod Inter-Agency Task Force,

Photo of the Day

RENOVATION. The Bacolod Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade helped in the maintenance work and renovation of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Valladolid, Negros Occidental yesterday* NAB photo