July 17, 2021

SP honors Palanca

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod expressed its profound gratitude and appreciation to lawyer Simplicio Acuña Palanca for his “quintessential achievements and enduring legacy of beneficence and unparalleled contribution to the growth and stability of Bacolod City”. In


Iloilo placed under ECQ

The quarantine status in the province of Iloilo and its highly-urbanized city has been elevated to the most restrictive enhanced community quarantine from the more relaxed modified ECQ, Malacañang announced yesterday. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging


Inside job eyed in DIY robbery

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Police probers are looking into the possibility of an “inside job” in the robbery of a home improvement retailer store in Brgy. Poblacion, Bago City, Negros Occidental, on July 15. The suspects reportedly took P102,995 in


Man killed, companion injured

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 53-year-old man was killed and his companion was injured when they were shot by three unidentified suspects on July 15 in Brgy. San Isidro, Toboso, Negros Occidental. The victims, identified as Rex Gumban and Enrique


Photo of the Day

CLEAN-UP. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office conducted declogging and clearing operations at the Bacolod Central Market Thursday* DRRMO photo


Both tender and tough

We need to imitate Christ’s trait that combines both tenderness and toughness. His tenderness can be shown when this passage from Scripture is applied to him: “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not


Will the show go on?

The show must go on. That seems to be the attitude of Olympic organizers, and we salute them for that “Never say die” spirit. If there is anything  that could lull  people, especially sports-inclined ones, from their fears and apprehensions


Food matters

An analysis by Food and Agricultural Organization, in the report “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World”, showed healthy diets are expensive and beyond the reach of millions of people. The researchers said large populations worldwide had

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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

No Negros, Iloilo border closure: guv

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will not close its borders with Iloilo but Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that they will require negative RT-PCR results from travelers, “with no exception”. “Borders cannot be closed because of trade,” Lacson

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

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

Covid hits 13 more cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Thirteen more police personnel in Western Visayas tested positive for Covid-19 on July 25, bringing to 108 the number of PNP members infected by the virus, the PNP Health Service said. Of the 134 new cases,