June 22, 2021

Bacolod to get 15K doses of Sinovac vaccine today

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III       An additional 15,000 doses of the China-made Sinovac vaccine will arrive in Bacolod today, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said, adding that the Department of Health informed the city of the arrival yesterday. Leonardia said this


PhilHealth owes CLMMRH P1 billion since 2016: Drilon

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Philippine Health Insurance System owes the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital about P1-billion since 2016. Dr. Julius Drilon, CLMMRH chief, said the debt included about P364-million for the admission and care of Covid-19


10 nabbed for cockfighting

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The campaign against illegal cockfighting by the police, that also aims to address the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, led to the arrest of 10 more violators in Escalante City and La Castellana, Negros Occidental on


Negros bishop Covid-positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of the Diocese of San Carlos in Negros announced Sunday that he has tested positive for Covid-19. Alminaza said that he is now under quarantine, and submitted himself to treatment. “Now, God allows


Early release of teachers’ allowance on

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones has ordered the early release and payment of the P5,000 cash allowance for teachers ahead of the start of school year 2021-2022. “Our teachers have consistently shown their immediate support to our commitment to deliver


Old school

School Year 2021 is about to start again in a couple of weeks or months (depending on the school your kids are in) and from where I stand as a parent of two high schoolers and, as a keen observer


Heaven Watch the Philippines!

Good heavens! Are we living in a gun-happy generation? I’m not talking about our country, although I do fear sometimes that we may get into it. I am more concerned about the United States, supposedly the “land of the free



In observance of National Poisoning Prevention Week, the Philippine Society of Clinical and Occupational Toxicology (PSCOT) and environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition warned the public against common items at home which could be poisonous to children. Data from the National Poison

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New markets emerge for Filipino healthcare workers: POEA chief

New markets are emerging for Filipino healthcare workers amid the global coronavirus crisis, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said yesterday. “During the pandemic, the number of other countries in our Asean is increasing, Singapore, and Hong Kong. In the Middle

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

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.


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

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*