July 14, 2021

Arriving AstraZeneca vaccines for 2nd dose

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The AstraZeneca vaccines set to arrive in Negros Occidental this month will be set aside for the second dose of priority Negrenses, in case there will be a delay in the shipment of supply from the


Covid cases slowing down in Region 6

Cases of the Covid-19 infection in Western Visayas are going down although the risk classification for Iloilo City is high, and moderate for both Bacolod City and Aklan. “We look forward that our cases will really go down. Daily, we


Ferrer: NUP-Negros ready to support Sara

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday that the National Unity Party provincial chapter will follow party decisions, should it decide to support Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio if she will run for president in


Coronavirus hits more cops in WV

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of police personnel assigned in Western Visayas who tested positive for Covid-19 had risen to 1,029, as of yesterday. Of the infected police personnel, including Philippine National Police civilian employees, 848 have already recovered,


Guns, ammo seized in raid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen seized guns and ammunition during a raid on July 12 in Bago City, Negros Occidental, that resulted in the arrest of a suspect for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Armed with a search warrant


Vaccination center opens in Hua Ming

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia being welcomed by officials of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the St. John’s Institute vaccination center yesterday* City PIO photo


Simple and childlike

If we want to be with God always and to know the fine points of his mysterious will and ways, we need to be always simple and childlike. Christ may have told us also to be clever and shrewd like


Don’t be a threat to the human race

The latest report I heard was that a total of 13 million has been vaccinated against the COVID in the Philippines. Now what percentage is that of our total population? That means our Health Department should still step up and


Troll farms

Twelve senators have called for an investigation into allegations that public funds are being used to run “troll farms” as elections draw near. “Filipinos should know why government spends public funds on troll farm operators disguised as ‘public relations practitioners’

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High marks from Bing

“This was an extraordinary presidency, buffeted by extraordinary problems and difficulties. One cannot evaluate President Rodrigo Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address outside of that context,” Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday. “Given its problems, not the least of

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

Turning 94

He’s done the complete trek in Compostela’s Camino de Santiago, being a full-fledged Brit, when he was in his 80s, survived a summer fire that ravaged his vineyard in Italy where he lords over a five-bedroom villa, gone through the

BQMH breaks ground for hospital extension

Mayor Evelio Leonardia (center) joins Dr. Evangeline Johnson, BQMH chief executive officer and president, and other hospital officials at the groundbreaking ceremony for its six-storey extension in Bacolod City yesterday*

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

1.5M enrolled in TESDA online courses

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, about 1.5 million have enrolled in the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s online courses, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday. In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address, Duterte said he