June 19, 2021

Couple shot dead, husband kills wife

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A couple was shot and killed by an unidentified gunman in Sagay City, while a husband allegedly killed his wife in Calatrava, Negros Occidental, both on Thursday. An unidentified gunman shot and killed a couple, identified


119 Covid patients defy extraction efforts

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 119 Covid-positive patients in Bacolod City had yet to be extracted from their homes, as of yesterday, despite a stern order that all those who have contracted the disease must stay in quarantine facilities.


Megaworld lines up 21 projects

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following its filing of registration statement for the planned biggest Real Estate Investment Trust offering, property giant Megaworld is strengthening its development pipeline in the next five years and looks on investing the proceeds from the


Soldier gets medal for bravery

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An enlisted personnel of the 62nd Infantry Battalion, who was injured during a recent encounter with New People’s Army rebels in Sitio Cunalom, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, was awarded a medal for gallantry on


‘Unity ticket’ taking shape in Toboso

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Richard Jaojoco hailed as a “positive development” what he described as the looming “unity ticket” that appears to be taking shape in Toboso, Negros Occidental. Jaojoco, who is now on his third term as mayor


Exec: Ceneco to review line clearing ops

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative is set to review its contracts with independent contractors tasked to undertake line clearing operations for the electric firm, its acting general manager, Danny Pondevilla, said. If found that they


Barber, driver killed in city

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A barber and a tricycle driver died in stabbing and shooting incidents in barangays 11 and Taculing in Bacolod City yesterday and Thursday. Arnold Bay King, 44, of Purok Progreso, Brgy. Taculing, was driving his


Region 6 task forces asking for more vaccines vs. Covid

Task forces in Western Visayas have requested for additional allocation of coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines from the National Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center. The request was contained in a resolution passed during the joint meeting of the Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency

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Philippines orders 13 million into lockdown over Delta fears

The Philippines will send more than 13 million people in the national capital region back into lockdown next week, the government said yesterday, as it tries to head off a surge in cases of a hyper-contagious coronavirus strain. Experts have

Turning 94

He’s done the complete trek in Compostela’s Camino de Santiago, being a full-fledged Brit, when he was in his 80s, survived a summer fire that ravaged his vineyard in Italy where he lords over a five-bedroom villa, gone through the

When we truly welcome Christ

That beautiful story of the sisters, Martha and Mary, welcoming Christ into their house (cfr. Lk 10,38-42) teaches us a precious lesson about how prayer and piety should take precedence over any consideration of practicality, no matter how legitimate and

79th IB gets commendation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command has conferred the Gawad Kalinaw plaque and campaign streamer on the 79th Infantry Battalion for the dismantling of the New People’s Army Northern Negros Front recently. Lt. Gen.

House OKs bill on improved connectivity

The measure promoting open access in data transmission through fair and open competition earned overwhelming approval from the House of Representatives Wednesday. Two hundred lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill 8910, or the proposed Open Access in Data Transmission