June 24, 2021

25K doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental and the highly-urbanized city of Bacolod received yesterday 25,000 more vials of Sinovac vaccines from the Department of Health, as both local government units intensify their vaccination activities to achieve herd immunity as early


Bacolod City cops deployed to beach resorts

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Policemen will be deployed in various beaches and mountain resorts in Bacolod City to ensure that they will not accept visitors and operate today, in celebration of the feast of St John the Baptist. Bacolod


Bacolod prepares for Pfizer jabs

Personnel from the Department of Health and Food and Drug Administration inspect the Ultra Low Freezers and Cold Room facility of Bacolod City yesterday, with officers from the Emergency Operations Center, led by executive director Em Ang (2nd from left)*


EMB notes violations in landfill operation

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Several violations were noted in the operation of the Bacolod City sanitary landfill in Brgy. Felisa by a team of inspectors from the Western Visayas Environmental Management Bureau, a copy of the report obtained by


Kin claim body of NPA hitman

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The body of a suspected member of the New People’s Army Special Partisan Unit, who died in an encounter with soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion on June 22 in Sitio Icugan, Brgy. Minapasuk, Calatrava, Negros


Police eyeing suspect in slay of Sagay couple

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police said yesterday that they already have a suspect in the killing of a teacher and her husband on June 17 in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. P/Lt. Abundio Diaz, Sagay City deputy police chief, however,


City gives P146K in aid to fire victims

Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran led the City’s distribution yesterday of financial assistance, worth P146,000, to residents affected by a fire incident in Zone 2 Purok Riverside, Barangay Bata, Bacolod City on June 18. The distribution


Dismissed Negrense cops can still file MR

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The six Negrense policemen ordered dismissed from the service by the National Police Commission for grave misconduct and grave irregularities in the performance of duty can still file a motion for reconsideration (MR) on the Napolcom


Man nabbed in drug-bust

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A street level individual yielded P48,000 in suspected shabu when he was arrested in a buy-bust operation by policemen at about 2 a.m. yesterday in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City. P/Captain John Christopher Magsangkay, who led

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Duterte’s performance 8 out of 10: NegOcc dads

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN/ADRIAN P. NEMES III From a scale of one to 10, the five years performance of Rodrigo Duterte as president got a rating of 8 from Negros Occidental officials. Giving him a performance rating of 8, Governor

Guv: Duterte pleased with ELCAC gains

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the last State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte revealed his hopes upon his assumption of office, the achievements of his administration, the challenges during his term,

EMB inspects city sanitary landfill anew

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III       A team from the Environmental Management Bureau in Region 6 inspected again the sanitary landfill of Bacolod City in Brgy. Felisa Monday. The inspection was conducted due to complaints of Felisa residents and those from


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

Again, the giants and the pygmies

How I wish I was born with the skills of Hidilyn Diaz! Just because she could lift 347 pounds, she is now, not only a millionaire, but a multimillionaire, with P35 million in her pockets, and probably more coming, signs

New HQ for Escalante cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Escalante City Police Station in Negros Occidental will soon have a new home. P/Lt. Col. Gil John Despi, Escalante City police chief, said yesterday that they are now preparing to transfer to their new city