June 17, 2021

83rd Bacolod Charter celebration postponed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City government decided to postpone the holding of activities for its 83rd Charter Day celebration on June 18 amid the present Covid situation, Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced yesterday. “Our Bacolod Inter-Agency Task Force,


Bizmen oppose stricter quarantine

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Businessmen are opposed to the call of the Philippine College of Physicians Negros Occidental Chapter to place the province and Bacolod City under stricter quarantine status because of the continued rise in Covid-19 cases. Edgar


Legal battle up vs. CPP-NPA

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict is stepping up its legal battle against communist rebels in Western Visayas, Army regional spokesman, Maj. Cenon Pancito II, said. In a conference held at Camp


Ceneco voids MOU with Power Watch

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The members of the Board of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative passed a resolution rescinding the memorandum of understanding between Ceneco and Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. (PWNA), and pushing for the creation of a consultative


39% hike in rabies cases: PVO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An increase of 39 percent in rabies cases in Negros Occidental was noted by the Provincial Veterinary Office this year as compared to last year. Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that from January to


Masculino to pay P1M catering debt

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN       Outgoing Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino confirmed yesterday that he will personally pay the P1 million catering services being demanded from the Office of the Provincial Agriculture since 2018. Admitting that it will be painful to him


Indian national in fatal vehicle mishap nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An Indian national is now under police custody, after his vehicle figured in an accident on June 15 in Sitio Medina Eco-Translink Highway in Brgy. Rizal, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, that claimed the life of


Drowning evil with good, hatred with love

That’s how things should be. Instead of responding to evil with evil, hatred with hatred, we should rather respond to evil with good, hatred with love. That way we turn things around, rather than plunge into the spiral of evil

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350K jobs available to migrant workers in Japan

Some 350,000 job opportunities are open to migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers in Japan, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Tokyo reported yesterday. In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Marie Rose Escalada said Japan is looking to hire foreign

Covid recovery rate hits 89.75%: City EOC

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Covid-19 recovery rate in Bacolod City had reached 89.75 percent, as of July 28, Emergency Operations Center records show. Of 15,198 individuals who tested positive for Covid, 13,641 have already recuperated. More than 1,000

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

Petecio assured of medal; Rule bows out of Olympics

Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is now assured of at least an Olympic bronze medal after beating Yeni Arias of Colombia in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo yesterday. Despite an aggressive stance from Arias, Petecio landed


From gratuitous applause to genuine inspiration. That was how Monday felt, when a president’s rambling state of the nation address was followed by the news of the gold medal victory of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the Tokyo Olympics. I had

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