23-storey condo rises in Bacolod

A 23-storey condominium project was topped off on May 7, and will very soon become an iconic architecture depicting Bacolod’s modern era, a press release said. Zealous in its pursuit of modernization, iSecure Realty Corp. has introduced Sitari, the newest


MSMEs urged to protect IP, branding amid Covid crisis

Micro, small and medium enterprises with protected intellectual property (IP) and positive branding strategies have defied store closures and revenue losses that marked the first pandemic year, industry stakeholders said. “Through e-commerce, MSMEs can reach out to more potential consumers


‘Reopening of economy to boost employment’

Reopening of the economy and increased infrastructure spending are expected to further boost the country’s employment figures, which registered better results as of March 2021. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that unemployment rate went down from 8.8 percent last February


‘Pork imports needed to curb meat inflation’

The temporary reduction of pork tariffs and the increase of the minimum access volume (MAV) for imported pork are essential to immediately curb the rising pork inflation for the benefit of some 100 million Filipinos, the National Economic and Development


PH inflation remains at 4.5% in April

The country’s inflation rate remained at 4.5 percent in April as prices of some food items were lower, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday. The average price increase of basic goods and services for the first four months of 2021


PhilID to eliminate ‘unbanked’ citizenry

The head of the National Economic and Development Authority said the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), or the national ID system, will push for financial inclusion and secure social protection. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said in his report to


More NegOcc ARBs get CLOAs

More agrarian reform beneficiaries in Negros Occidental received Certificates of Land Ownership Awards from the Department of Agrarian Reform. The DAR said that 49 ARBs were installed in more than 33 hectare-land in a series of CLOA distribution and ARB


Capitol gives cash aid to 13 displaced OFWs

Thirteen displaced overseas Filipino workers from the towns of Valladolid and Murcia in Negros Occidental received P5,000 in financial assistance each from Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, in a program held at the Capitol grounds yesterday morning. The beneficiaries were part

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I have called you friends

During the past Sundays, Jesus revealed his desire to enter into a personal and intimate relationship with each of us. He expressed this by using images, like the good shepherd, who willingly lays down his life for his sheep, and

11% of BCPO personnel Covid-infected

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The number of policemen and non-uniformed personnel of the Bacolod City Police who tested positive for Covid 19 now stands at 90, or about 11 percent of its total personnel, BCPO spokesperson, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape,

Covid-hit city cops now at 88

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and City Administrator Em Ang checking on the vaccination rollout at SM City yesterday* City PIO photo

Duterte gets Sinopharm jab

President Rodrigo Duterte last night received his first shot of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go went live on Facebook to show Duterte getting inoculated with Sinopharm. He was vaccinated by Health Secretary

As in a race

There are some verses in St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians that, I believe, are worth giving more serious attention. They talk to us about the need for self-discipline, the serious and consistent pursuit of a goal—things that we

Following the leader…

Isn’t it a puzzle to everyone that oxygen, that we have always taken for granted to be available in the very air we breath, could suddenly become inaccessible to some hospitals, especially in India and other countries? Of course it