July 8, 2021

Bacolod barangays to get ambulances

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Department of Health is expected to turn over today seven ambulances requested by Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya in 2019 during his second term as congressman. Gasataya said the seven units, worth about P15 million and


CLMMRH, TLJPH Covid labs pass RITM quality assessment

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The molecular laboratories of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City and Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City passed the 2021 External Quality Assessment on SARS-COV-2 detection by Real-Time PCR


Lacson: A4 inoculation not yet allowed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is still waiting for the “green light” from the national Inter-Agency Task Force to start the inoculation of economic frontliners, or those in the A4 category, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson


NGCP repairing Negros submarine power cable

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said it is working to repair one of its 138kV high voltage submarine cables damaged during the dredging and re-channeling activities of the Department of Public Works and Highways at Bio-os River in


NegOcc top pig producer

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Negros Occidental maintained its spot as the top producer of pigs in the commercial sector of Western Visayas, a post it has occupied since 1994, the Philippine Statistics Authority said. Dr. Renante Decena, provincial veterinarian,


4 nabbed with 106K in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The arrest of four drug suspects in separate buy-bust operations Tuesday led to the confiscation of more than P106,000 worth of suspected shabu, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office said yesterday. Nabbed during a buy-bust operation


Pope thanks well-wishers

Pope Francis said yesterday he was “touched” by the many message of support received following his operation, as the Vatican announced that his condition continues to improve. In his first tweet since surgery for an inflamed large colon on Sunday,


Let’s be a generous gift to others

That’s what Christ wants us to be. “Without cost you have received. Without cost you are to give.” (Mt 10,8) These words simply tell us that we have to give ourselves to others as generously as God has given himself

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‘Diaz not required to declare gifts’

Weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz need not declare in her income tax return all the gifts she received after winning in the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo. “The Bureau of Internal Revenue has resolved it. They are

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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*

Selective choosy

Last week, a vaccination-related post by celebrity Erwan Heussaff became surprisingly controversial in social media circles. In an Instagram post, Mr. Heussaff announced that he got his second dose of Sinovac and then encouraged his followers to get vaccinated ASAP.

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

Bacolod logs highest inoculation in one day

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod City recorded its highest number of inoculation in one day on July 26 when 12,016 residents were vaccinated, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday. Leonardia said the fact that more and more people are now