July 6, 2021

TLJPH to accept only emergency surgeries

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The management of the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental, is limiting its acceptance of patients, after some of its employees tested positive for Covid-19, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Diaz


C-130 crash death toll rises to 50

Philippine security forces searched among coconut trees on a remote southern island yesterday for the flight data boxes of an aircraft that crashed and killed 50 people in one of the country’s worst military air disasters. The C-130 Hercules transport


BCPO nets P1.4M in illegal drugs

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City Police Office seized a total of 211.712 grams of illegal drugs, worth P1.4 million, from 49 operations it conducted, that resulted in the arrest of 62 street level drug personalities and two


Neg. Occ. may soon allow travelers without RT-PCR

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers, who are fully vaccinated, may soon be allowed entry to Negros Occidental without being required to submit negative RT-PCR test results. This is in compliance with the new protocols issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force


Caveat Emptor

One of the skills we must’ve picked up or improved during the longest and strictest, yet most ineffective lockdown in the world is online shopping. As most of us have been trapped in our homes for almost a year and


Let us pray for our Holy Father

Shortly after lunch yesterday, I turned on the TV and immediately saw flashed on the screen “Bacolod mayor fully vaccinated”. This was repeated at least four times, and I got wondering, why, aren’t the other mayors getting vaccinated? I do


Transforming health care

A World Bank report urged developing economies to pour in more resources into quality primary health care (PHC) to effectively address future health crises and flatten the curve during a health emergency like Covid-19. The pandemic exposed severe weaknesses in

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VACCINATION. The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force and the Covid-19 Vaccination Council, both chaired by Mayor Bing Leonardia, continued its vaccine rollout at SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City yesterday*

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

Pacquiao, 2 others court UNegA support

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN United Negros Alliance secretary general Salvador Escalante Jr. said yesterday they received “feelers” from the groups of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, and even boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who are courting their

8 nabbed in Negros buy-bust

Eight persons, including a minor, were arrested by joint operatives in a drug den at San Juan Tunga, Barangay 5 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental Thursday afternoon. Their arrest came after the buy-bust conducted by personnel of the Philippine

DOH awards Bago mayor

The Department of Health, through its Health Emergency Management Bureau, declared Bago Mayor Nicholas Yulo as champion of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Health, and the recognition was given as part of this year’s observance of the National Disaster