Crop insurance program MOA signed

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) president, Jovy Bernabe, signed a memorandum of agreement for the additional fund transfer of P19,239,880 by the province to the PCIC, for its crop insurance project for crop


Stocks recover

The local stock barometer recovered yesterday after a three-day slide but the peso continued with its sideways close against the US dollar. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up by 1.01 percent, or 65.42 points, to 6,523.21 points. This


Changan Bacolod pioneers steering change

A family with more than four decades of experience in the automotive industry has pioneered a steering change in Bacolod City, with the distributorship launching yesterday of a brand that means “Lasting Safety”, even amid the pandemic. Mae Ann Gochangco,


90 Murcia ARBs receive land titles

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 90 agrarian reform beneficiaries received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, recently. Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Edelita Abanilla led the activity


Gasoline, kerosene prices down today

Oil firms will roll back prices of gasoline and kerosene starting this morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Petron, Phoenix Petroleum, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, and Unioil said they will cut gasoline prices by P0.25 per liter. Caltex,


P6B loans to Covid-hit businesses

The Development Bank of the Philippines has extended P6.13 billion in loans to enterprises badly hit by the economic shock of the coronavirus disease 2019 and earmarked interest subsidies amounting to P27.13 million to local government units last year in


‘Smart PH’s fastest 5G network’

The PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. has solidified its superiority in 5G after being hailed as the fastest 5G network in the Philippines by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, its press release said. Based on

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Choose competent, honest leaders, Negrenses urged

Former Negros Occidental Governor Rafael Coscolluela (left) and former provincial Comelec supervisor Jessie Suarez signing the manifesto of support at the launching of 1Sambayan in Bacolod City yesterday* CTTO photo

‘1Sambayan’ to be launched

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental chapter of 1Sambayan, a national broad-based coalition of pro-democratic forces, will be launched at the Grand Hall of Acacia Hotel in Bacolod City today. Former Negros Occidental Gov. Rafael Coscolluela, one of the

IATF denies NegOcc GCQ plea

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Inter-Agency Task Force denied the request of the provincial government of Negros Occidental to place the province under the General Community Quarantine status because the Covid-19 infection rate has not reached the required level for

No more arrest of quarantine violators

Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, ordered yesterday all policemen to stop arresting violators of health and safety protocols amid the implementation of strict quarantine measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). In a press statement, PNP

Art District transformed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The pandemic failed to prevent local artists from unleashing their creativity that led to the transformation of the Art District in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, into another place of attraction in the city. Visual artist Charlie

Ensure domestic sugar supply, SRA told

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has called on the Sugar Regulatory Administration to make sure that the country has enough domestic sugar supply to tide them over till the next crop year. Zubiri said he was thankful