July 22, 2021

Guv: Negative RT-PCR required for travelers from ECQ areas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers from Enhanced Community Quarantine areas, including Iloilo City and province, are required to present negative RT-PCR test results and their registered S-PaSS, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. The Department of Health earlier confirmed two


Families flee homes amid armed clashes

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN About 14 families composed of 40 individuals fled their homes and sought refuge with their relatives in the lowlands, following a series of encounters on July 20 in Sitio Guinobatan, Brgy. Caningay, Candoni, Negros Occidental, between


NegOcc not keen on more flights

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday the province is not interested in allowing more flights at the Bacolod-Silay Airport amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 Delta variant. “The airlines are requesting, but


City Comelec eyes satellite registration

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Commission on Elections will hold satellite voters registration at Robinsons mall in Bacolod City although the date is yet to be finalized, city Comelec officer Kathrina Trinio-Caña, said yesterday. Caña said that although the


‘Certify anti-endo bill as urgent’

The Department of Labor and Employment said yesterday it has formally asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed Security of Tenure and End of Endo Act, that seeks to end labor contractualization in the country. “I just


Photo of the Day

DECLOGGING. More than 20 sacks of garbage were collected during the cleanup and declogging operations of personnel of the city Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at the Bacolod Central Market yesterday* DRRMO photo


From sinner to saint

We cannot deny we are all sinners. But neither should we deny that we are all called to become saints. That’s because we are all children of God, made in his image and likeness. As Christ himself said, “Be perfect


Want to join a trip to the moon?

For the first time in my life yesterday, I wished I were a billionaire. Why? I would have been able to join Jeff Bezos and his gang on their next visit to the moon and see what it is really


Ready for Delta?

Economists are warning that the Philippine economy will be at the losing end anew once the Delta variant infects more people and prompts the government to impose another round of strict lockdowns as they urge the Covid-19 vaccination program in

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BQMH breaks ground for hospital extension

Mayor Evelio Leonardia (center) joins Dr. Evangeline Johnson, BQMH chief executive officer and president, and other hospital officials at the groundbreaking ceremony for its six-storey extension in Bacolod City yesterday*

Delta variant no laughing matter

Take the Delta variant seriously. Get your vaccines. National Task Force Against Covid-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vince Dizon said yesterday these are crucial to curb the spread of the more transmissible coronavirus variant. “We need to take seriously this

Selective choosy

Last week, a vaccination-related post by celebrity Erwan Heussaff became surprisingly controversial in social media circles. In an Instagram post, Mr. Heussaff announced that he got his second dose of Sinovac and then encouraged his followers to get vaccinated ASAP.

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

Bizmen seek clarification on Dumaguete reclamation

The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. has passed a resolution asking the proponent of the P23-billion reclamation project off the shores of Dumaguete City to answer issues and concerns raised by many sectors on its plan. Dumaguete-based

‘Diaz not required to declare gifts’

Weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz need not declare in her income tax return all the gifts she received after winning in the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo. “The Bureau of Internal Revenue has resolved it. They are