June 23, 2021

Ceneco rate down P1.52; Noneco up by P1.79

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Northern Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative announced yesterday an increase of P1.79 per kilowatt hour in their electricity rates for this month compared to last month, while the Central Negros Electric Cooperative announced a reduction


Pfizer vaccine rollout June 28 in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued yesterday a memorandum informing all local chief executives that the rollout of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccines will be from June 28 to July 2, with Negrenses in the A1


Bedrio named OIC of PEMO

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Lawyer Julie Ann Bedrio was named by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson as the new officer-in-charge of the Provincial Environment Management Office. Bedrio replaced former San Carlos Regional Trial Court judge, Danilo Amisola, who has retired from


Six Negrense cops dismissed from service

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN       The six Negrense policemen involved in the arrest of Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo and her husband at a checkpoint in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental more than three years ago for alleged illegal possession of firearms, explosives, and


825 WV policemen inoculated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine National Police Health Service reported that 894 police personnel all over Western Visayas have already been inoculated with Covid-19 vaccines, as of June 20. There are 13,757 police personnel being supervised by the Police


New home for pa with 6 kids

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A father of six children in Sitio Lupong, Brgy. Dahile, Mabinay, Negros Oriental, got a gift of a new house during the Father’s Day celebration, courtesy of the Army’s 11th Infantry Battalion. Victorino Beronio, known to


‘Probe theft of manhole cover in city’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Rep. Greg Gasataya has sought the help of the Bacolod City Police Office in investigating the theft of a manhole cover in front of Robinsons Place mall Monday night. Gasataya, who personally checked the area,


Fire victims to receive aid

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said his office will release today cash assistance coming from the national government to 19 families of Purok Riverside, Zone 2, Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City, who were affected by the fire Friday.


Photo of the Day

SCENIC. The Limpio Verde Festival of La Castellana, Negros Occidental will be held at the Mandayao Panorama View Park in Brgy. Mansalanao until June 25* Kristine Fria photo

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Budget for Bacolod hospital included in 2022 NEP – Greg

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gastaya said yesterday that the budget for the construction of the Bacolod City General Hospital will be included in the 2022 National Expenditure Program. Gasataya said this was the message relayed to him by the Department of

Woman killed in front of son

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A woman was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman on a motorcycle in Brgy. 2 poblacion, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental Saturday. The Pontevedra police, who identified the victim as Maelarie Pagunsan, 48, of Purok Perez in

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

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

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

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