June 9, 2021

More vaccines for NegOcc

The Bacolod City Health Office personnel, led by Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr., ensuring the proper storage of 7,000 more doses of Sinovac vaccine that arrived yesterday* City PIO photo


Limit movements to curb Covid, Bacolodnons urged

BY ADRIAN P NEMES III The Negros Occidental chapter of the Philippine College of Physicians is urging the public to go into a voluntary standstill amid the ballooning number of Covid-19 infections in Bacolod City. PCP Negros chapter president Ronel


Home, workplace transmissions fast

The Department of Health in Western Visayas Center reiterated the need to observe minimum public health protocols even at home and work areas as the local transmission is faster in these places. “We have no other variant. It’s purely local


BFP special rescue unit deployed to La Carlota

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection Special Rescue Unit have been dispatched to La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, to help in the search for a missing minor, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management head Zeaphard


Gasataya warns of scammer

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya warned restaurants and cafes in the city against a man, who calls and introduces himself as the solon to make reservations. Gasataya said that a restaurant and a café in Brgy.


‘No choice but to extend deal with Kepco’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Central Negros Electric Cooperative acting general manager, Danny Pondevilla, said they were left with no choice but to extend the current contract with Kepco-Salcon Power Corporation for the delivery of 40-megawatt base load electricity supply


Cops seize P146,000 in ‘shabu’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of Police Station 8 seized P146,000 worth of suspected shabu during buy-bust operations in barangays Tangub and Pahanocoy in Bacolod City Monday. P/Major Joerey Puerto, PS8 commander, said they arrested Alvin Tanoy, alias “Dodong


NegOcc water security program launched

With 25 percent of Negrenses having no access to water supply, the Negros Occidental provincial government unveiled yesterday the Provincial Integrated Water Security Program, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development. The program, on the theme “Securing


Don’t forget the second!

Murder! That is what is being threatened against violators of health protocols in this country. And I understand that it is no less than the President who has made the threat. Although many would think it is an overkill, who

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Covid-19 situation in Bacolod does not merit stricter curbs

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod City cannot be elevated to a higher quarantine status, as of the moment, executive director Em Ang of the Emergency Operations Center, said yesterday. Ang said that Mayor Evelio Leonardia met with the directors

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

Displaced migrant workers in Negros Occ get cash aid

Fifty displaced migrant workers received cash aid, worth P5,000 each, during the ceremonial distribution of assistance, spearheaded by the Voice of the Free Foundation Inc. and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City yesterday. The

82 nabbed for cockfighting in Silay, EB Magalona: PNP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen arrested 82 persons for illegal cockfighting in two haciendas in EB Magalona and Silay City, Negros Occidental, on June 13, even as Covid active cases were increasing in those areas as reported by the Provincial

Legal battle up vs. CPP-NPA

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict is stepping up its legal battle against communist rebels in Western Visayas, Army regional spokesman, Maj. Cenon Pancito II, said. In a conference held at Camp

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