July 3, 2021

NegOcc cop chiefs reshuffled

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Seven police commissioned officers assigned at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office got new assignments, as part of the reshuffling implemented by NOCPPO director, P/Col. Romy Palgue. Lt. Col. Norberto Barniso, chief of the Human Rights


DPWH needs new permit to cut trees – CENRO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Department of Public Works and Highways can no longer cut the remaining decades-old trees along Araneta Highway near the old Bacolod Airport in Bacolod City, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office head, Joan Gerangaya,


Comelec Bacolod to purge voters’ list

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Several names will be deleted from the list of voters in Bacolod because of duplication while others are already deceased, based on official records from the city Civil Registrar’s Office, Commission on Election officer Kathrina


Farmer hacked dead in duel

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A farmer died after his neighbor hacked him several times, following a heated argument, at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental. The police identified the victim as Albert Lacsinto, 43, of


Second jail escapee killed in manhunt

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another jail escapee died yesterday in Hacienda Ambulong, Brgy. San Fernando, Talisay City, as lawmen pressed their manhunt operations against the five inmates, who escaped from the Negros Occidental Provincial Jail in Bago City, on June


NegOr LGUs to decide on resto dining

Local government units in Negros Oriental are given the discretion to decide whether or not to allow indoor and outdoor dining services in their areas while the province is placed under the modified enhanced community quarantine. Capitol information officer Bimbo


Photo of the Day

RESCUED. A stranded sea turtle was rescued in Brgy. Tomongtong, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, yesterday by fisherman Alfred Caberte* Jojo Vargas photo


33.3M registrants for Covid jabs in LGUs

More than 33 million people have, so far, registered with their local government units to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019, thanks to joint government and private sector information and advocacy campaigns, including the creative ways devised by local

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Photo of the Day

SCHOOLS. San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, and Rep. Gerardo Valmayor Jr. led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of two schools, worth P22.4 million, in the city Wednesday* San Carlos PIO photo

Heartbreaks at the Olympics

I was hoping to write about the President’s State of the Nation Address in this column, but it is almost 4 p.m. already and I have an appointment that I cannot forego. So, I guess I will have to hold

Philippines orders 13 million into lockdown over Delta fears

The Philippines will send more than 13 million people in the national capital region back into lockdown next week, the government said yesterday, as it tries to head off a surge in cases of a hyper-contagious coronavirus strain. Experts have

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

NOCPPO, San Carlos CPS win outstanding police unit awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and the San Carlos City Police Station were awarded by the Police Regional Office 6 as outstanding provincial police office and city police station, respectively, in Western Visayas, in the

Youlink community channel on

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Youlink Community channel and the Youlink.store were officially launched Friday at the Good Shepherd Training Center in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City. Executive producer and creative director Edu Pillora of YCC said the channel is