June 15, 2021

Western Visayas ‘high risk’ for Covid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health-Region 6 Center for Health and Development has elevated the Covid-19 risk classification of Western Visayas from moderate to high risk, citing an increase in growth of cases, average daily attack rate (ADAR),


Dumaguete area of most serious concern

The OCTA Research Group said yesterday that Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental is the area of most serious concern outside the NCR Plus. “Dumaguete’s one-week growth rate is 129 percent and its average daily attack rate is 69.85 percent per


Covid-infected PRO6 cops now 128

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of Covid-infected police personnel in Region 6 rose to 128 as of June 13, compared to 84 a week ago, the PNP Health Service reported. But the infected personnel of the Negros Occidental Police


AFCS to help address health issues – LTFRB

VTI president and chief executive officer Leo Rey Yanson (left) and LTFRB 6 regional director Richard Osmeña demonstrate the use of the tap cards on the AFCS machine on board an air-conditioned Ceres bus, at its launching in Bacolod City yesterday* Gilbert Bayoran photo


Rotary launches computer training at Boys’ Home

The Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara, in collaboration with Rotaract Marapara, launched a computer literacy program for the boys at the Bacolod Boys’ Home recently. Led by trainer Rotarian Lander Leonillo, the program will run for 12 months. It aims to



While there are people like me who are trying everything and pestering everyone we can to get vaccinated from Covid-19 as soon as possible, it is surprising, frustrating, and disappointing to discover that many Filipinos are still in no hurry

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Bacolod company honors Diaz

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod City based-Aldrtz Corporation is giving a year’s supply of Pau Liniment to Olympic Gold Medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, as a sign of gratitude to her for giving honor to the country, a statement from the

Biz registration, renewals reach 1.9M

Business registrations and renewals reached 1.9 million, as of Tuesday, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said. He said the number has increased from 900,000 business registrations and renewals in 2015. “While there are businesses that closed down,

Pacquiao, 2 others court UNegA support

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN United Negros Alliance secretary general Salvador Escalante Jr. said yesterday they received “feelers” from the groups of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, and even boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who are courting their

Bacolod Eagles Club marks 2nd anniversary

The Fraternal Order of Eagles (Philippine Eagles), with its local chapter, the Bacolod Eagles Club, will celebrate their second anniversary on August 4, and has lined up a series of activities, its press release said. These include a mass, caravan

Bing invited to Duterte’s final SONA

As the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia was invited jointly by the Senate and House of Representatives to personally attend the sixth and final State of the Nation Address of

Travel ban to India, 9 nations extended

The Philippines has extended the travel ban on travelers from India and nine other countries until August 15 to prevent the further spread of the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019, Malacañang said yesterday. President Rodrigo Duterte,