June 25, 2021

1,446 establishments closed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The ongoing pandemic has resulted in the closure of 1,446 business establishments in Negros Occidental, as of September last year, affecting thousands of workers, Wennie Sancho, labor representative to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity


Bacolod, NegOcc officials honor PNoy

The Philippine Flag flew at half-mast in front of the Bacolod City Government Center in respect to former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who died peacefully in his sleep yesterday morning* City PIO photo


14.5K Sinovac doses dispatched to LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is optimistic over the full utilization of more than 14,500 doses of Sinovac vaccine dispatched to local government units in the past several days, as many of them reported to


Talisay, Sipalay city halls locked down

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Talisay City Hall and the Sipalay City New Government Center were placed on temporary lockdowns yesterday for disinfection and contact tracing of Covid-infected employees. In his advisory, Mayor Neil Lizares said the new Talisay City


Fallen soldier buried

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two weeks after his death in an encounter with communist New People’s Army rebels in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Army Cpl. Rodney Luces was buried yesterday at a public cemetery in Alimodian, Iloilo, with full military


Negros Occ Army chief promoted

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Col. Inocencio Pasaporte, the top Army official in Negros Occidental is now a general. Pasaporte, who serves as the 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, and five ranking officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, have been


Close sanitary landfill: dad

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Close the Brgy. Felisa sanitary land fill, Bacolod City Councilor Carl Lopez appealed amid the violations noted by the Western Visayas Environmental Management Bureau recently. Lopez, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Environment and


Armor up

After more than 15 months into this pandemic, there still seems to be no light at the end of this long, dark and dreary tunnel called the Philippine Covid-19 response. Despite testing is not being conducted rigorously, daily new cases


Let it be soon!

Aren’t  you happy that you are not in the United States now? The news last night declared that U.S. President Joe Biden has warned his constituents of a looming surge in  crime this summer. Now, haven’t they been dealing with

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Virtual disaster preparedness caravan brought to Visayas

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. has equipped over a thousand participants from the Visayas with safety and emergency response tips in the second run of the #SafePH disaster preparedness virtual caravan. “The #SafePH caravan is our way of

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

Should we be building arks, too?

Was that all? I am referring to the lone gold medal that our country has gleaned from the ongoing Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. What if we did not have a Hidilyn Diaz, the petite girl with the muscles that

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

1.5M enrolled in TESDA online courses

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, about 1.5 million have enrolled in the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s online courses, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday. In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address, Duterte said he