July 7, 2021

10,000 Sinovac vials also for Negros Occidental

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health dispatched yesterday 20,000 more vials of Sinovac vaccine to Negros Occidental and the highly-urbanized Bacolod City, as the local chief executives continue to clamor for more, in order to accelerate the inoculation


UNegA members likely to clash in 5th District

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The clash between two United Negros Alliance candidates for the mayoralty in Binalbagan appears to be unavoidable, as a rematch between incumbent Alejandro Mirasol and his former ally, Emmanuel Aranda, is expected in next year’s elections.


5 WV cops die of Covid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An additional 10 Covid cases were reported among personnel of the Police Regional Office 6, as of Sunday, and that raised the caseload to 804, with the death toll now at five. All of the fatalities


PACE files complaints vs. former HRMO

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Alliance of Capitol Workers filed yesterday administrative complaints against former Provincial Human Resource Management Officer Annabelle Palic before the Office of the Governor, for alleged acts of oppression prejudicial to public interest, and grave


P131K in ‘shabu’ seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of the Bacolod City Police seized P131,000 worth of suspected shabu in three buy-bust operations conducted in barangays Bata, 10, and 14 in Bacolod City Monday. P/Major Sherlock Gabana, BCPO spokesperson, said they arrested


‘Stricter border control up vs. Lambda’

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday the government would impose stricter border controls to prevent the entry of the Lambda Covid-19 strain, that remains to be a “variant of interest”. In a Palace briefing, Duque said the Lambda variant,


We are all called to be apostles

Have you ever wondered why Christ appeared to just choose his apostles at random? He would just pass by a certain place, and upon seeing someone, he would just say, “Come, follow me.” And wonder of wonders, the person called


Wishing on a Star

Good heavens! Why have they included our President among the world’s so-called “press freedom predators”? I’m not exactly a fan nor a defender of our President, but  I would like to know what acts exactly had he done to merit

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Duterte’s performance 8 out of 10: NegOcc dads

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN/ADRIAN P. NEMES III From a scale of one to 10, the five years performance of Rodrigo Duterte as president got a rating of 8 from Negros Occidental officials. Giving him a performance rating of 8, Governor

Rules issued to determine work relations of firms, delivery riders

The Department of Labor and Employment yesterday issued rules in determining the employment relationship between food delivery and courier riders and their respective digital platforms. In an advisory, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said these workers are covered by either

Bacolod company honors Diaz

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod City based-Aldrtz Corporation is giving a year’s supply of Pau Liniment to Olympic Gold Medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, as a sign of gratitude to her for giving honor to the country, a statement from the

EMB inspects city sanitary landfill anew

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III       A team from the Environmental Management Bureau in Region 6 inspected again the sanitary landfill of Bacolod City in Brgy. Felisa Monday. The inspection was conducted due to complaints of Felisa residents and those from

HPG holding motorcycle riding course

A PNP Highway Patrol Group operative performs a motorcycle stunt at the start of the motorcycle riding course at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City Saturday* Capitol 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