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21 Bacolod brgys Covid-free

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Twenty-one barangays of Bacolod have no new Covid cases in the last two weeks, the Emergency Operations Center reported yesterday. These are barangays 6, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28,


Negros-Panay bridge feasibility study not yet final

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said yesterday that the feasibility study for the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros islands bridge project, that will pass Pulupandan town, is not yet final. Ferrer said there was a revision in the feasibility study, on


Virus hits more Negros cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six more police officers in Negros Occidental tested positive for Covid-19, bringing to 21 the number of PNP members infected with the virus, as of yesterday, provincial police deputy spokesperson, P/Lt. Abegael Donasco, said. On April


Abducted tanod found dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A barangay tanod, who was reported to have been abducted Tuesday by unidentified armed men, was found dead several hours later in Hacienda Margarita, Brgy. Consing, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental. The police identified the victim as


P.5 million in ‘shabu’ confiscated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More than half a million peso worth of suspected shabu was seized by operatives of the Bacolod Police and the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 6 from the three men they arrested in barangays Singcang-Airport, Taculing,


Robber nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A man, posing as a woman on social media, was arrested by the police for robbing his socmed friends during an entrapment operation at Crossing Gaston in Brgy. Punta Mesa, Manapla, Negros Occidental on Tuesday. P/Lt.

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Stricter protocols in 3 markets

The city government is imposing stricter minimum health protocols at the three major public markets, in the light of the alarming increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Bacolod. The stricter implementation started Friday at the Central Market and

‘Conscience-stricken’ nephew details massacre of 4 relatives

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Fear initially hindered him from telling the truth regarding the gruesome murders of his relatives, whose decomposing bodies were found in their compound at Gardenville Subdivision in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City Wednesday morning. But Christian

P16M in heavy equipment burned: police

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three units of heavy equipment were burned by still unidentified suspects at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday at a quarry area in Hacienda Vista Alegre, Brgy. E Lopez, Silay City in Negros Occidental. Burned were a Caterpilar

The STAR Musketeers

Dear Women of the Philippines: Aren’t you glad and thankful that your country, even if small, and not as wealthy as those with oil wells and other products that have made them so rich and proud, considers you equal to

‘Probe cutting of trees’

The cutting of decades-old trees at the old airport in Bacolod City drew censure from residents and netizens alike* APN III photo