June 18, 2021

NegOcc receives 1,950 Pfizer vials

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental received yesterday 1,950 vials of Pfizer BioNTech vaccines from the Department of Health, Provincial Incident Management Team chief, Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, said. Each vial of Pfizer, a new brand of vaccines dispatched to Negros


Hinobaan RGU, birthing facility on lockdown

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Hinobaan Rural Health Unit and its birthing facility were temporary closed by Mayor Ernesto Estrao, after 12 of its 32 personnel tested positive for Covid-19. Estrao said yesterday that he advised those seeking treatment at


Negros Army executive officer gets new post

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Lt. Col. Harold Garcia, former executive officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in Murcia, Negros Occidental, is now the new commanding officer of the 61st Infantry Battalion in Panay Island. Garcia replaced Col. Harold Batara, who


Cops enforce stricter boundary checkpoints

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Boundary Quarantine Control Points have been established by the Philippine National Police in five border areas of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, in compliance with the executive order issued by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to prohibit


Charges mulled vs. 10 patients refusing isolation

At least 10 people who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 and refused isolation could be charged by the city government. Executive assistant Ernesto Pineda, head of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force Extraction Team, said yesterday that they already submitted


Photo of the Day

RENOVATION. The Bacolod Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade helped in the maintenance work and renovation of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Valladolid, Negros Occidental yesterday* NAB photo



As the city of New York set off fireworks to celebrate the milestone that is the vaccination of 70 percent of its population with at least one dose of the Covid-19 jab, people in the Philippines are also celebrating the


Manny Pacquiao and the Philippine Flag

It does seem as if the Olympic Games will be held this year, that  is, some time in the next months, but attendance will be strictly limited to 10,000, or even half of  that number only. One wonders how the


Facing risks

The reimposition of lockdowns in the first quarter across many countries has led to an uptick in global risk that affects business sentiment, according to GlobalData, leading data an analytics company in the UK said. Countries going back to stricter

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Benitez sure of petition dismissal

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Rep. Alfredo Benitez said yesterday he is confident that the Comelec Election Registration Board will dismiss the opposition filed against his transfer of voter’s registration from Victorias City to Bacolod City, with evidences he had

The State of our country today

Today is SONA Day, and if you still do not know, or remember that what that is, then you must have been out of the country, or just out of tune with the times we will listen to our President,

Covid hits prov’l incident mgmt team head

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Incident Management Team head Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian again tested positive for Covid-19. Caelian said yesterday that he experienced fever on July 23, and this prompted him to isolate and undergo swab testing on Monday that

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,

Negros Occidental remains ASF-free: Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN/ADRIAN P. NEMES III Negros Occidental remains free of the African swine fever, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. Lacson said the ASF task force, which is now on its second year of existence, succeeded in prevention

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