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Bacolod to get much bigger vaccine share

Mayor Evelio Leonardia is assured that Bacolod City will receive a “much bigger allocation” of Covid-19 vaccines from the national government. In his interview with CNN’s “The Final Word” anchor Rico Hizon recently, Leonardia was asked if he, as mayor


Noceco rates up P2.8

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative announced Saturday an increase of P2.8 in its residential rates for June, or about 28 percent higher than last month. The Noceco rate last month was P9.99 per kilowatt hour,


EO lists HSHQ-qualified patients

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia identified in an executive order yesterday persons infected with the coronavirus who are allowed to have hospital-supervised home quarantine or HSHQ. In EO Number 32, Leonardia said that the barangay health


Indignation rally held on Independence Day

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About 150 members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and their allied organizations staged an indignation rally in front of the Bacolod Fountain of Justice Saturday to commemorate the 123rd anniversary of Philippine Independence. The group said


Sexagenarian woman killed in road mishap

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A sexagenarian woman died in what appeared to be a hit-and-run incident along Alijis-Murcia Road in Bacolod City, about 4:35 a.m. Saturday. The victim was identified as Oliva Proceso, 69, of ECC Villas, Brgy. Alijis,


PNP braces for NPA extortion activities

Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, directed the police to work closely with the military in preventing communist terrorists from collecting “permit-to-campaign” fees from politicians with less than a year left before the 2022 national and local elections. This,

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Over 4K vacancies up in job fair today in Region 6: DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas is calling on jobseekers to check the 4,478 vacancies available during the virtual job fair, one of the events lined up in celebration of the 123rd Independence Day today. “We are

P65.7M in flood control project completed

The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the construction of the P65.71-million flood mitigation project in the Ilog-Hilabangan River in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The DPWH-Western Visayas said in a report Wednesday that the project, undertaken by the

Azkals lose match vs. China at WCQ

The Philippine Azkals lost steam midway in the second half and fell prey to China, 0-2, in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ) on Monday at the Sharjah Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. Despite a solid first half that

Two arrested in drug-bust in parking lot

Two persons were arrested by joint elements of the Special Operations Unit of the Police Regional Office 6, Drug Enforcement Unit, and Police Station 2 in a buy-bust operation at the parking lot of a mall in Bacolod City at

Sagay launches Covid ‘stories of hope’

Sagay City in Negros Occidental is honoring the frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019, through short films produced by Sagaynon filmmakers. The city government launched the “Sagay Covid Stories of Hope and Courage–Flash Shorts Contest” in

What about the barangays and puroks

It was very enlightening to hear that the Department of Health had very good  words about the way Bacolod City has been  administering  the “roll-out” of vaccines in the city. And, unlike in some places where people seem  to be