3 die as Mustang hits truck

The driver of a Ford Mustang and his two passengers died when they hit the rear portion of an Isuzu 10-wheeler truck in front of the Jetti gas station at the Circumferential Road in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, at about 1 a.m. yesterday.

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1,786 market vendors in city tested for Covid

About 1,786 public market vendors participated in the surveillance testing conducted in the three major public markets in Bacolod City Saturday to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), City Administraror Em Ang said yesterday.

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1,157 teachers to get scholarships, guv says

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson signed a memorandum of agreement with the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod City yesterday that will enable 1,157 more teachers in Negros Occidental to avail of master’s and doctorate degree scholarships.

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City to suspend penalty on BaCTrac registration

Bacolod Councilor Lady Gles Gonzales-Pallen will author a resolution suspending the implementation of penalties on establishments who will not yet be ready to register with the COVID-19 contact-tracing app by Monday, City Administrator Em Ang said during a virtual press conference yesterday.

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ECQ or not?

I’d rather dwell on our local problems here than analyze what the SONA was all about. My sentiments are predictable but to sum it up – I probably watched a different SONA than what our politicians here saw as most of them glorified the government’s programs and promises.
They were mum on the issue of the death penalty, on the President’s admission that he was inutile in defending our sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea, and concrete plans regarding the pandemic crisis.

PRC Covid-19 lab almost ready

The Philippine Red Cross Molecular Laboratory for COVID-19 tests in Bacolod City is just waiting for a fit test in order to obtain a license to operate, PRC governor Jay Jalandoni said yesterday.

Adapting to the online system

With how things are now, we just have to learn how to do things online. In my case, I now have to do most of my preaching and teaching, be it at Holy Mass, a recollection or retreat, a simple meditation or commentary on the gospel, a class, etc., online. It’s nice to know that I am developing a growing audience of listeners and viewers. I hope I can keep or even improve the pace.