June 8, 2021

Early curfew, no drinking in public: EO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Curfew in Bacolod City is now between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. while public consumption of liquor is banned. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, in Executive Order 31 he issued June 6, said exempted from the


23.8K Sinovac doses arriving today

The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force and the Covid-19 Vaccination Council, both chaired by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, going on with the vaccination rollout for Bacolodnons at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central yesterday* City PIO photo


More Capitol employees test positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More employees of the Negros Occidental provincial government tested positive for Covid-19, majority of them assigned at the Provincial Environment and Management Office, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Diaz said 50 virus-infected Capitol employees and


‘Dante’ agri damage hits P6.4 million

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Losses in the agriculture sector in Negros Occidental due to the onslaught of Tropical Storm Dante last week had reached P6.4 million, as of yesterday. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said the rice industry had the


Prayers urged amid series of killings

The Catholic parish priest in Dauin, Negros Oriental yesterday led the call for people to remain vigilant and pray unceasingly for peace in the town where a string of killings took place in less than a month’s time. Msgr. Julius


‘Ecosystem restoration’ pushed

The Provincial Environment Management Office in Negros Occidental has joined the global call to restore the ecosystem through various activities to mark the 29th Provincial Environment Month this June. The theme for this year’s edition, “Ecosystem Restoration”, has been adopted


Breathe easy

Who remembers when most of the world thought it would be ridiculous for humans to pay for drinking water? My kids don’t, but 20 years ago, bottled water and water refilling stations were the exception rather than the rule. I


Diana’s granddaughter

Well! At least there is some international happy news! The British empire has a new reason to rejoice, Prince Harry and his wife, Princess Meghan (nee Markle) have welcomed another addition to their family, and what sheer luck! The second


The Flag

On March 6, 1965, Presidential Proclamation No. 374 was issued declaring May 28 as National Flag Day to commemorate the date the national emblem was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated the Spanish forces in the Battle at

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PSC exec checks sports program of San Carlos

The cluster head of the Philippine Sports Commission, Nonnie Lopez, visited San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo and Vice Mayor Christopher Paul Carmona on Tuesday, and got updates on the sports program of the city government. Lopez made San Carlos

‘BIR saves schools with corrected tax rate’

The move of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to correct the imposition of a 25-percent tax on proprietary educational institutions will save colleges, universities, and similar institutions affected by the Covid-19 pandemic from folding up. Deputy House Speaker Rufus Rodriguez

Leonardia: Do not preempt IATF on quarantine status of Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Do not pre-empt the Inter-Agency Task Force,” was the reaction of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday to reports circulating that the city might be placed under a stricter Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine starting tomorrow. Leonardia

Capitol turns over P6 million in training facility to Tesda

The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over the management of the PGNO dormitory and classroom building to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority during an inauguration ceremony held at the Provincial Training Center in Brgy. Cabahug, Cadiz City

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

Cadiz creates livelihood through painting contest

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Covid-19 pandemic failed to stop the city government of Cadiz from helping local artists, with Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. saying that “in times of health emergencies, better persons evolve.” Escalante led the launching on June