June 16, 2021

Panelo guest of honor at 83rd Bacolod charter

Secretary Salvador Panelo, chief legal counsel of President Rodrigo Duterte, will be the guest of honor and speaker at the 83rd Charter Day of Bacolod City on June 18. In inviting Panelo as guest of honor at this important occasion


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


Guv bans non-essential travel

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The prohibition of non-essential travel of persons from Negros Oriental to Negros Occidental took effect yesterday, and will last until June 30, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. The enforcement of stricter border controls by the provincial


Lacson OKs Masculino’s retirement as OPA head

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The retirement of Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino from government service has been approved by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Masculino, in his letter to Lacson, said that he had decided to


Three killed in shooting incidents

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged drug personality and two others were killed in shooting incidents on June 14 in Negros Occidental, with the identities of the gunmen still unknown, as of this writing, the police said. Sunny Tapdasan, 44,


Task force to probe dog poisoning

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod Animal Welfare Task Force will look into incidents of “mass dog poisoning” in Brgy. Granada, executive assistant Ernie Pineda said yesterday. Pineda, who is also the head of the city’s Sectoral Concern, said


Photo of the Day

STUNNING. A sea of clouds at the Macapula mountain peak in Brgy. Molobolo, Cauayan, Negros Occidental is shown in this recent photo by the Discover Cauayan group*


“Come to me, all you who are weary…”

What wonderful and consoling words of Christ! We have to keep these words always in mind especially when we encounter overwhelming problems and difficulties that would leave us with the sensation that we sinking and drowning. Christ reassures us he

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Virtual disaster preparedness caravan brought to Visayas

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. has equipped over a thousand participants from the Visayas with safety and emergency response tips in the second run of the #SafePH disaster preparedness virtual caravan. “The #SafePH caravan is our way of

CLMMRH prepared for Delta variant

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Do not worry,” Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, assured the public over the weekend. Because, he said, the “CLMMRH is prepared in case of a

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

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

1.5M enrolled in TESDA online courses

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, about 1.5 million have enrolled in the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s online courses, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday. In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address, Duterte said he

More OFWs needed in Abu Dhabi

Companies and businesses in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates are slowly opening, giving job opportunities to migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers. In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Manuel Dimaano of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the