July 5, 2021

166,046 inoculated in Bacolod, NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The massive vaccination rollout of the provincial government of Negros Occidental and the Bacolod City government resulted in the inoculation of 101,533 Negrenses as of July 2, and 64,513 Bacolodnons in the priority groups. A report


Bing fully vaccinated

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia receives his second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Dr. Edwin Miraflor Jr. at the Bacolod City Government Center Saturday* City PIO photo


29 killed in military plane crash

At least 29 people were killed and 50 injured when a Philippine military aircraft carrying troops crashed and burst into flames after missing the runway in Patikul, Sulu shortly before noon yesterday, officials said. Nearly 100 people, most of them


City records 30.09% Covid positivity rate

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit recorded an average Covid-19 positivity rate of 30.09 percent, as of Saturday. Sixty-one Covid related admissions were also noted at the government-owned Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital. Of


DA, DOT heads to speak at Philsutech convention

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat will be the guest speakers during the opening of the 67th Annual National Convention of the Philippine Sugar Technologists Associations Inc. on August 25 at Park Inn Hotel in Bacolod


Security guard shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A security guard was disarmed of his shotgun after he was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman in Victorias City, while two other persons were injured in a shooting incident in Cauayan, all in Negros


Councilor Sy burial July 8

Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order No. 36 directing that Philippine flags in all public buildings and places in the City of Bacolod be flown at half-mast on July 8, the day of the interment of the late Councilor Elmer


Capitol denies delivering expired vaccines to LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental strongly debunked allegations circulating on social media that it delivered expired Covid-19 vaccines to local government units in the province. Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday that the vaccines are


Cadiz eyeing province-wide painting contest

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following its successful 54th Charter Day painting competition, Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. said he plans to hold a similar province-wide competition to help Negrense artists. “If government can invest in sports, we should also


303rd IB honors outstanding soldiers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army marked its 35th founding anniversary on July 3 at Camp Gerona in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, by recognizing its outstanding soldiers and holding other activities. Newly-promoted Brig.

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VICMICO not an enemy, CONFED exec tells VMC

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Confederation of Sugarcane Planters’ Associations yesterday expressed its solidarity with the VICMICO Planters’ Association, after the Victorias Milling Company terminated its relationship with it. CONFED president Raymond Montinola, in a statement, said, “It is inconceivable

PH vaccine demand at 25M monthly

The government needs to scale up the monthly deliveries of up to 25 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to meet the demand for the country’s inoculation program. National Task Force Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said they

Silay mayor supports Sara for president

Silay City Mayor Mark Golez (center) joins members of the Alliance Broadcasting Committee in supporting mounting calls for presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for president in next year’s election*

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

No longer an impossible dream

Not even the Olympics. That is how vicious this COVID pandemic has been behaving all over the world. The only consolation we have now is that, for the very first time, our country has won a gold medal, thanks to