July 21, 2021

Army, NPA wage sporadic gun battles in Candoni

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sporadic gunbattles between Army soldiers and suspected New People’s Army rebels ensued in Candoni town, Negros Occidental, yesterday. P/Maj. Junji Liba, Candoni police chief, said the armed skirmishes started at about 5:30 a.m. yesterday, when 15th


LCP forms devolution transition team

The League of Cities of the Philippines, led by Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia as national president, created the Committee on Devolution during its virtual Special General Assembly recently. The assembly gathered 108 city mayors and representatives to promote the


More vaccines for areas under ‘Delta’ threat

Additional Covid-19 vaccines will be deployed to areas where the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus was detected. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said the inoculation program in Western Visayas, Northern


‘Fabian’ now a typhoon

Weather disturbance “Fabian” has intensified into a typhoon, the weather bureau said yesterday afternoon. “Fabian” packs maximum sustained winds of 20 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It was last tracked 895 km. east-northeast of


How to be part of God’s family

Christ spelled it out to us very clearly about how we can be part of the family of God. “Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.” (Mt 12,50) And the first one


The show must go on!

Oh no! Was it the Secretary of Health who was quoted as saying that Christmas may bring other variants of this COVID scourge? Please, dear Lord, give us the gift of freedom from this pandemic on your birthday! It has

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Restraint and hope

When Christ explained to his disciples the meaning of the parable about the wheat and the weeds (cfr. Mt 13,24-43), he practically told them to practice restraint in their reactions to all forms of evil in this world while at

Biz registration, renewals reach 1.9M

Business registrations and renewals reached 1.9 million, as of Tuesday, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said. He said the number has increased from 900,000 business registrations and renewals in 2015. “While there are businesses that closed down,

ERB junks petition vs. Benitez

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The local Election Registration Board unanimously denied a petition opposing the transfer of the voter registration record of former Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez, from Victorias to Bacolod City. The ERB, composed of Election

New HQ for Escalante cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Escalante City Police Station in Negros Occidental will soon have a new home. P/Lt. Col. Gil John Despi, Escalante City police chief, said yesterday that they are now preparing to transfer to their new city

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