June 21, 2021

Resorts to close June 24

Business establishments in barangays Punta Taytay, Pahanocoy, Alangilan, and Granada that cater to tourists have agreed to temporarily suspend their operations on June 24, the feast day of St. John the Baptist. Among these establishments are beach and mountain resorts,


DepEd Sagay condemns slay of teacher, husband

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Education has condemned the senseless killing of a teacher and her husband on June 17 in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, and called on authorities for a speedy investigation of the shooting incident. Melanie


Guv: Prepare to handle vaccine allotment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN In anticipation of the arrival of more vaccines in the next several months, local government units in Negros Occidental are being urged by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson to be ready to handle the bulk of vaccines


GAWA calls for more vax

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The General Alliance of Workers Association is calling on the national government to increase the allocation of Covid vaccines of Negros Occidental to accommodate more workers in the ongoing rollout. GAWA Secretary General Wennie Sancho


5 WV cops Covid-positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police Health Service reported yesterday that five more police personnel in Western Visayas, including two officers assigned at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, have tested positive for Covid-19. This brought to 144


P8.6-M cop station in San Enrique

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The P8.6 million new police station of San Enrique in Negros Occidental is now ready to serve the public. The newly-completed standard type “B/C” PNP building was turned over by the Department of Public Works and


4 nabbed in drug-busts

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Four persons were arrested in buy-bust operations in barangays Felisa and Mansilingan, Bacolod City, yesterday and Saturday, that yielded more than P353,000 worth of suspected shabu. Ronnel Balaquit, 25, of Purok Totong in Brgy. Felisa,


PVO gives poultry animals

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Several poultry animals were donated to the Muad-Negros organization by the provincial government recently, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said. Decena said that among the poultry animals distributed were 200 heads of free-range chicken and 100


A God who cares

Life is often likened to a sea voyage. The analogy couldn’t be more fitting as the sea is not our natural home and its liquid state evokes an eerie feeling of instability and insecurity. Thus, the storm at sea presents

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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,

Silay mayor supports Sara for president

Silay City Mayor Mark Golez (center) joins members of the Alliance Broadcasting Committee in supporting mounting calls for presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for president in next year’s election*

Covid hits 13 more cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Thirteen more police personnel in Western Visayas tested positive for Covid-19 on July 25, bringing to 108 the number of PNP members infected by the virus, the PNP Health Service said. Of the 134 new cases,

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VACCINATION. The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force and the Covid-19 Vaccination Council, both chaired by Mayor Bing Leonardia, continued its vaccine rollout at SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City yesterday*

BQMH breaks ground for hospital extension

Mayor Evelio Leonardia (center) joins Dr. Evangeline Johnson, BQMH chief executive officer and president, and other hospital officials at the groundbreaking ceremony for its six-storey extension in Bacolod City yesterday*