July 15, 2021

Mayor asks IATF: Retain GCQ status of Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Mayor Evelio Leonardia is “firmly and vigorously” requesting the National Inter-Agency Task Force to reconsider its recommendation to escalate the risk classification of Bacolod City, from the General Community Quarantine to the stricter Modified Enhanced


WV to get 741K vaccine doses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Western Visayas will get one of the biggest shares of Covid-19 vaccines this month of 741,566 doses, Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. Diaz, however, said it was not known yet how many will


City’s ‘shift’ to MECQ will affect NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental joins Bacolod City officials in praying for the best possible scenario that the province and the highly-urbanized city will have the same classification, which is General Community Quarantine. “In case


BCPO gets 103 new cops

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Philippine National Police temporarily deployed 103 new graduates in Bacolod to help in keeping peace and order in the city, P/Major Sherlock Gabana said. Gabana, the spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office, said


Who gives us our proper rest?

There should be no doubt as to who gives us our proper rest, or what our true rest really is, etc. Christ said it very clearly. There are, of course, different ways and kinds of rest. But we should try


Who can watch the Olympics?

Don’t un-cross your fingers yet, there doesn’t seem to be a strong assurance yet that Olympic Games will proceed as scheduled next Friday, July 23. And if ever it does take place, what kind of activity will it be when


The Waste Philippine Sea

Five years ago, the Philippines won its case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration that awarded the Philippines sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea. “The Tribunal concluded that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to

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Ceneco saves P44M through CENPRI power reserve deal

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative saved P44 million in power costs for the months of May to middle of July this year by utilizing its contracted reserve power from the Central Negros Power Reliability Inc. instead of relying on the

Virtual disaster preparedness caravan brought to Visayas

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. has equipped over a thousand participants from the Visayas with safety and emergency response tips in the second run of the #SafePH disaster preparedness virtual caravan. “The #SafePH caravan is our way of

350K jobs available to migrant workers in Japan

Some 350,000 job opportunities are open to migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers in Japan, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Tokyo reported yesterday. In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Marie Rose Escalada said Japan is looking to hire foreign

Benitez sure of petition dismissal

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Rep. Alfredo Benitez said yesterday he is confident that the Comelec Election Registration Board will dismiss the opposition filed against his transfer of voter’s registration from Victorias City to Bacolod City, with evidences he had

Petecio assured of medal; Rule bows out of Olympics

Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is now assured of at least an Olympic bronze medal after beating Yeni Arias of Colombia in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo yesterday. Despite an aggressive stance from Arias, Petecio landed