June 11, 2021

DOH lauds vaccine rollout of Bacolod

A Department of Health official recently commended Bacolod City for its vaccination rollout. In her letter to Mayor Evelio Leonardia on June 3, DOH Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said, “In reference to the Western Visayas Center for Health Development’s report as


NegOcc Covid situation ‘manageable’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite the increasing number of Covid-19 active cases, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that the situation in the province remains “manageable”. “We can manage, if we strictly follow health protocols,” Lacson said, as


Army vows relentless operations vs. rebels

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division will be relentless in going after remnants of the New People’s Army in Western and Central Visayas, its spokesperson, Maj. Cenon Pancito III, said yesterday. Pancito urged the rebel group remnants


P65.7M in flood control project completed

The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the construction of the P65.71-million flood mitigation project in the Ilog-Hilabangan River in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The DPWH-Western Visayas said in a report Wednesday that the project, undertaken by the


Two arrested in drug-bust in parking lot

Two persons were arrested by joint elements of the Special Operations Unit of the Police Regional Office 6, Drug Enforcement Unit, and Police Station 2 in a buy-bust operation at the parking lot of a mall in Bacolod City at


Market, plaza in Manapla to be closed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The public market and plaza, and business establishments in Manapla, Negros Occidental will be temporarily closed on June 18 and 25, to contain the spread and surge of Covid-19 infections, Mayor Manuel Escalante III said. Escalante,


Air quality

My previous article discussed the importance of improving ventilation and air quality in enclosed spaces, not only because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also because it is something we’ve been needing to address as we strive to improve the occupational


He wants to go home!

Do you know what song comes to my mind whenever I see or hear reports about our President yearning to finish his term and go home to Davao? This will “date” me but it is the famous hit song of

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Charges mulled vs. 10 patients refusing isolation

At least 10 people who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 and refused isolation could be charged by the city government. Executive assistant Ernesto Pineda, head of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force Extraction Team, said yesterday that they already submitted

Negros Occ gets 6,400 Sinovac vials

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The province of Negros Occidental received yesterday 6,400 vials of Sinovac vaccine from the Department of Health, Provincial Incident Management Team head, Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, said. Caelian said that the four boxes of vaccines arrived at

‘Unity ticket’ taking shape in Toboso

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Richard Jaojoco hailed as a “positive development” what he described as the looming “unity ticket” that appears to be taking shape in Toboso, Negros Occidental. Jaojoco, who is now on his third term as mayor

‘Monitor CDO compliance by Sum-ag resort developer’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A resolution requesting the City Legal Office, through Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, to monitor weekly the compliance with the cease-and-desist order to the developer of a resort in a portion of the Sum-ag riverbank was

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

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,