June 12, 2021

NegOcc to ban nonessential travel: guv

Crew members of any vessel delivering essential goods through the Cadiz City port are barred from disembarking as part of the precautionary measures of the city government against the spread of Covid, Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. said* GPB photo


‘Meteorite’ discovered at NOHS

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A 3-inch rock, believed to be a meteorite, reportedly fell near the guards’ barracks at the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City recently, school principal Mario Amaca said yesterday. Amaca said that Janet Sarsillo,


DPWH acts on flooding in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “I apologize that we cannot resolve the flooding in Bacolod immediately,” was the reaction of Bacolod District Engineer, Jaime Javellana, over criticisms hurled against the Department of Public Works and Highways following the floods that


Makeup artist shot dead

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A single gunshot to the head ended the life of a freelance make-up artist while he was in a tricycle parked near the Bacolod City Water District office along Galo Street in Brgy. 12, Bacolod


Two rebels face illegal gun charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two New People’s Army rebels, alleged to be the “lookouts” of their comrades in the separate encounters with the 62nd Infantry Battalion soldiers on June 9 in Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, were charged


Designing our life’s game plan

We need to realize that each one of us has to make some kind of game plan for his life. And the simple reason is that our life has a purpose to achieve, a goal to attain, and all these


What about the barangays and puroks

It was very enlightening to hear that the Department of Health had very good  words about the way Bacolod City has been  administering  the “roll-out” of vaccines in the city. And, unlike in some places where people seem  to be

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EMB inspects city sanitary landfill anew

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III       A team from the Environmental Management Bureau in Region 6 inspected again the sanitary landfill of Bacolod City in Brgy. Felisa Monday. The inspection was conducted due to complaints of Felisa residents and those from

NOCPPO, San Carlos CPS win outstanding police unit awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and the San Carlos City Police Station were awarded by the Police Regional Office 6 as outstanding provincial police office and city police station, respectively, in Western Visayas, in the

Photo of the Day

SCHOOLS. San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, and Rep. Gerardo Valmayor Jr. led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of two schools, worth P22.4 million, in the city Wednesday* San Carlos PIO photo

Seaman, wife found dead

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A seaman and his wife, a retired banker, were found dead in their residence at Hermelinda Homes Subdivision in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Station 7 chief, P/Capt. Elmer Bonilla, said

Cops seize P200,000 in ‘shabu’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About P200,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized by operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office in buy-bust operations held in barangays 40 and Taculing Tuesday. P/Major Sherlock Gabana, BCPO spokesperson, said they recovered seven

What Hidilyn did

“She’s HOME”. I am writing this just as the news was flashed on TV that our first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, was announced to be on her way back to the Philippines gifting her country with the much longed-for