Dumaguete providing hazard pay

City government employees, who were physically working in the frontlines while Dumaguete was under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), are entitled to receive the COVID-19 hazard pay, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said.


Rebel killed, 2 soldiers injured

A suspected member of the New People’s Army died, while two Army soldiers were injured in renewed armed skirmishes in Sitios Maluy-a and Anahao, in Brgy. Sandayao, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, yesterday.


DOST conducts free Webinar

The Department of Science and Technology Scholars Association in Region 7 (DOST SA 7) conducted recently 20 webinars covering industrial, environment, disaster risk reduction and management, health, research and development, academics, and leadership in Region 7.


Cebu, NegOr barge trips continue

Barge trips to and from the Bato wharf in Samboan, Cebu, and Tampi wharf in Amlan, Negros Oriental continue even as an agency-hired security guard at one of the terminals and his family were found positive of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).


DOST, NOCCI donate masks

Officials of the Department of Science and Technology Negros Oriental donated 100 face shields for use by medical frontliners deployed to prevent and manage the spread of COVID-19.


Dumaguete Diocese reshuffling priests

The reshuffling of the assignments of priests in the Diocese of Dumaguete, which was delayed due to the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, will be announced in August during the Chrism Mass scheduled at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Dumaguete City.

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Customs border protection team formed in Region 6

The District Port of Iloilo created a composite team named as Customs Border Protection (CBP)-District VI, in line with the orders of Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero to strengthen border protection and control of each collection district in suppressing and

Bacolod makes P31M initial vaccine payment

Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced that the City of Bacolod has made an advance initial payment of P31 million to AstraZeneca for the 650,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine it contracted with the pharmaceutical company. “The initial payment practically consummates our contract

Russia detects first case of H5N8 avian flu in humans

Russia said Saturday that its scientists had detected the world’s first case of transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu from birds to humans and had alerted the World Health Organization. In televised remarks, the head of Russia’s health

Bago City turns 55

A worker prepares the iconic signage of Bago City at the public plaza in time for its 55th charter anniversary today*

Wave-battered ship returns to port: PCG

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A passenger ship bound for Cebu yesterday returned to its origin port in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, after encountering strong waves, the Philippine Coast Guard said. Following its departure from the port of San Carlos,

P975M irrigation project soon in NegOr

The Tanjay-Bais irrigation project, worth over P975 million, will soon irrigate 19 agricultural barangays in Negros Oriental. At least 3,900 hectares of agricultural fields are also expected to become more productive and benefit some 1,577 farmers in the barangays of