July 2, 2021

EOC: 64K vaccine doses administered

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Covid-19 Vaccination Council, chaired by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, has administered a total of 64,513 vaccine doses to Bacolod residents, Emergency Operations Center records showed yesterday. Of the number, 21,290 were British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccines while


Admin proceedings poised against retired OPA chief

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr. said yesterday that the retirement of lawyer Japhet Masculino from government service will not stop the administrative proceedings following the issuance of three show-cause orders to him. Masculino retired from


12 ex-rebels get P664K in cash aid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than P600,000 in financial assistance was recently given to 12 former New People’s Army rebels in Negros Oriental, under the government Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program. Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, assisted by Col. Leonardo


‘Surrender loose guns’

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office has called on owners of unlicensed firearms anew to turn over their guns to the nearest police station or face charges. Col. Romy Palgue, police provincial director, issued the appeal in a statement yesterday


3 more Bacolod centenarians get cash gifts

Three more Bacolodnon centenarians each received P100,000 in cash gift from the City Government recently. They were Aurora Carmona Salapante, Encarnacion Emblotorio, and Pilar Palmares. Salapante, who turned 100 years old on October 7, 2020, is a resident of Barangay



I think I figured out why it was so difficult to take former president Noynoy Aquino seriously when he decided to call us the Filipino people his boss. It is because most of us are never serious when we use


Hongkong’s Goose and Gander

The best news of the week for me is that there has been a big drop in COVID cases in our country these past days. Let us all pray and hope that this decrease  continues until  the virus disappears totally

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Turning 94

He’s done the complete trek in Compostela’s Camino de Santiago, being a full-fledged Brit, when he was in his 80s, survived a summer fire that ravaged his vineyard in Italy where he lords over a five-bedroom villa, gone through the

The Fifth Loaf

Today’s gospel narrative continues that of last Sunday’s wherein Jesus is met by a vast crowd as he and his disciples reach the other side of the lake. Mark comments that Jesus’ heart is moved with pity at the sight,

El Cid: Bacolod not likely to appeal GCQ-HR status

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The city government is not likely to appeal the General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restriction status from August 1 to 15, approved by President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday evening, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said yesterday.

Bacolod ERB resolves 10,199 voters applications

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod Election Registration Board resolved 10,199 voters’ applications, as of July 19, city Commission on Elections officer Kathrina Trinio-Caña said yesterday. Of the number, 222 were facing opposition but the complaints for 145 had

Diaz: 200K Negrenses vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The outcome of its utilization on the first rollout on July 26 in the different local government units in the province apparently showed that there is a great demand for the single-dose Janssen vaccines in Negros

Two suspects in shooting of pastor named

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspects in the shooting of a pastor on July 28 in Sitio Tabangka, Brgy. Tan-awan, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, have been identified. The two suspects in the shooting of Abner Navarro, 58, pastor of the