July 16, 2021

NPA rebel killed, 2 captured in clash

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Patrolling Army soldiers figured in renewed armed clashes with remnants of the New People’s Army Northern Negros Front in Brgy. Malasibog, Escalante City, Negros Occidental yesterday, that led to the death of an alleged NPA rebel


Let Comelec decide on petition against Benitez

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that the opposition to the application of former Rep. Alfredo Benitez of transferring his voting registration to Bacolod City should be left for the Comelec to decide. The


‘Albee paid P500 for cedula’

Former congressman Alfredo “Albee” Benitez paid 500 for his cedula, or community tax certificate, from Brgy. Mandalagan – an amount far too small for the P1 billion net worth and the P1.2 billion in assets he had declared. The community


Herd immunity

While it feels like more Filipinos are getting vaccinated, it has to be noted that only less than 10 percent of our population has received their Covid-19 shots and we are still a long way from the goal of herd


The Life You Save

“Unforgiving”. That was how CNN reporter Sanjay Gupta describes the latest variant of the COVID that has been given the name of “Delta”. And I don’t think he was exaggerating  considering the victims worldwide about which we hear reported on


Support local business

As the Department of Trade and Industry prepares to celebrate the upcoming National MSME Week with the theme “Makabagong MSMEs, Bagong Pag-asa Laban sa Pandemya”, a regional office of the DTI called on the public to support local entrepreneurs and


Merzci donates 5 laptop units to Bacolod EOC

Merzci, through its Merzci Cares program, turned over its donation of five laptop units to Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for Medical Data and Analysis of the Emergency Operations Center in Bacolod City yesterday. The laptops will be used by the

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Negros Occidental remains ASF-free: Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN/ADRIAN P. NEMES III Negros Occidental remains free of the African swine fever, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. Lacson said the ASF task force, which is now on its second year of existence, succeeded in prevention

Bacolod Eagles Club marks 2nd anniversary

The Fraternal Order of Eagles (Philippine Eagles), with its local chapter, the Bacolod Eagles Club, will celebrate their second anniversary on August 4, and has lined up a series of activities, its press release said. These include a mass, caravan

Of birthdays and floods

July is always a busy month for me. It is mainly due to my eldest, Rebecca’s, birthday. She turned 6 this year! Since she turned 3, she would usually have at least three celebrations, one with her daycare/kindergarten friends, one

Philippines orders 13 million into lockdown over Delta fears

The Philippines will send more than 13 million people in the national capital region back into lockdown next week, the government said yesterday, as it tries to head off a surge in cases of a hyper-contagious coronavirus strain. Experts have

Again, the giants and the pygmies

How I wish I was born with the skills of Hidilyn Diaz! Just because she could lift 347 pounds, she is now, not only a millionaire, but a multimillionaire, with P35 million in her pockets, and probably more coming, signs