July 19, 2021

Bacolod bans leisure travel from Panay

Mayor Evelio Leonardia last night issued an executive order prohibiting leisure travel from Panay Island to Bacolod City, as part of the border control deterrent measures against the Covid Delta variant transmissions. “Fully vaccinated Bacolod residents shall, again, revert to


Woman, 78, hacked dead, husband hurt

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / ADRIAN P. NEMES III A 78-year-old woman was hacked to death and her husband, 70, was injured by two allegedly drunk suspects in Sitio Carbon, Brgy, Hilub-ang, Calatrava, Negros Occidental Saturday. The two suspects, identified


Bikers slam NPA atrocities

Mayor Marvin Malacon (forefront) and P/Capt. Eric Doronilla led the 153 biking enthusiasts in the 25-kilometer Bike for Peace and Justice in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental Saturday* Tumandok photo


Coronavirus positivity rate up

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Covid-19 positivity rate in Bacolod significantly climbed up, as of July 17, the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit records show. CESU, in an advisory over the weekend, announced that, based on the samples they


PRO 6 Covid cases down – PNP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of police personnel in Western Visayas infected by Covid-19 shows a downward trend, as of July 18, a report of the PNP Health Service showed. The Covid-19 affectation among police personnel and civilian employees


It’s still Tongson-Gatuslao tandem in 2022

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN It’s still Raymund Tongson and Justine Gatuslao for mayor and vice mayor of Himamaylan City, respectively, in next year’s elections. This was stressed by Mayor Tongson, in response to claims that his partnership with Vice-Mayor Gatuslao


Piaya, barquillos ‘safe for public consumption’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Bongbong’s piaya and barquillos are safe for public consumption,” the Negros-based food manufacturer assured over the weekend, following an advisory released earlier by the Bureau of Food and Drugs Administration against the products. FDA Advisory


The Shepherd’s compassionate heart

Today’s readings revolve around the common theme of shepherding, which culminate in the figure of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. In the first reading, God rebukes the self-serving leaders of Judah, who “mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture.” He


The Better Part of Valor

“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink”. I can no longer where the quotation first came from, but it did come to mind as I watched scenes on TV showing several countries awash with floodwaters, that bring to

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Heartbreaks at the Olympics

I was hoping to write about the President’s State of the Nation Address in this column, but it is almost 4 p.m. already and I have an appointment that I cannot forego. So, I guess I will have to hold

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

Seaman, wife found dead

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A seaman and his wife, a retired banker, were found dead in their residence at Hermelinda Homes Subdivision in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Station 7 chief, P/Capt. Elmer Bonilla, said

More OFWs needed in Abu Dhabi

Companies and businesses in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates are slowly opening, giving job opportunities to migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers. In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Manuel Dimaano of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the

Diaz: 200K Negrenses vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The outcome of its utilization on the first rollout on July 26 in the different local government units in the province apparently showed that there is a great demand for the single-dose Janssen vaccines in Negros