June 14, 2021

Bacolod to get much bigger vaccine share

Mayor Evelio Leonardia is assured that Bacolod City will receive a “much bigger allocation” of Covid-19 vaccines from the national government. In his interview with CNN’s “The Final Word” anchor Rico Hizon recently, Leonardia was asked if he, as mayor


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,


EO lists HSHQ-qualified patients

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia identified in an executive order yesterday persons infected with the coronavirus who are allowed to have hospital-supervised home quarantine or HSHQ. In EO Number 32, Leonardia said that the barangay health


Ping urged to run for president

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Various organizations in Negros Occidental have come out to urge Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to run for president in the 2022 elections. “We are sincerely appealing to Sen. Ping Lacson to carry on his advocacies, including


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


The dots in the map

How fortunate I was to catch the interview with Guiseppe Cardinal Versaldi yesterday on TV. It was a truly inspirational story and his interviewer, Elvira Go, just had the proper background and knowledgeability about the profession of priesthood to make


Get the second dose!

An epidemiologist advising the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases warns that half of those who have received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose may be missing out on the second dose. Dr. John Wong, a member

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ERB junks petition vs. Benitez

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The local Election Registration Board unanimously denied a petition opposing the transfer of the voter registration record of former Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez, from Victorias to Bacolod City. The ERB, composed of Election

4 LGUs in WV sign deal on anti-poverty programs

Three local governments in Negros Occidental and one in Iloilo province yesterday entered into an agreement with the National Anti-Poverty Commission for the implementation of the Sambayanihan Serbisyong Sambayanan (3S) poverty reduction program. The towns of Moises Padilla, Murcia, and

Again, the giants and the pygmies

How I wish I was born with the skills of Hidilyn Diaz! Just because she could lift 347 pounds, she is now, not only a millionaire, but a multimillionaire, with P35 million in her pockets, and probably more coming, signs

Diaz: 200K Negrenses vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The outcome of its utilization on the first rollout on July 26 in the different local government units in the province apparently showed that there is a great demand for the single-dose Janssen vaccines in Negros

Ceneco rates up

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Power rates of Central Negros Electric Cooperative increased by 95 centavos per kilowatt hour this month, while that of Northern Negros Electric and Negros Occidental Electric Cooperatives reduced by P1.6 and 39 centavos, respectively. Ceneco