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Mayor alarmed over slay of coop manager

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Salvador Escalante expressed alarm over the recent killing of an agrarian reform cooperative farm manager in Hacienda Dalayapan, Brgy. Caduha-an, a known tourist destination in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Manalo Porre, farm manager of the


No travel to LGUs with full quarantine facilities

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers to local government units in Negros Occidental with triple digit Covid-19 cases and whose quarantine facilities are fully occupied will be denied entry, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. But Lacson said that inbound travelers to


Job order casual nabbed for drugs

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A job order casual of the Bacolod City government was arrested by operatives of Police Station 5 in a drug buy-bust operation in Brgy. 27, Bacolod City yesterday. Station 5 commander, P/Capt. John Christopher Magsangkay,


Covid cases surge in NegOr

A key health official in Negros Oriental appealed yesterday for people to stay home as the coronavirus disease 2019 cases surged anew, with 108 new positive infections reported. The new cases brought the total number of active infections to 417,


Full distribution of hazard pay up

President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration will make sure that all frontline healthcare workers would receive their hazard pay and other benefits due them, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the assurance, as he apologized for the supposed delay in


Minors, elders can register for PhilSys

Filipinos aged 15 to 17 and 65 and above, who opt to register for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), may leave their homes, Malacañang said yesterday. This was after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases


Bing asks nat’l gov’t for more vaccines

Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia has requested the national government to allocate more vaccines for Bacolod, citing the urgent need to inoculate more residents amid the continued spike in local cases. In his May 5, 2021 letter to Secretary Carlito Galvez


P150M for renovation of 3 city markets

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About P150 million will be poured in for the renovation of the three main public markets of Bacolod, City Administrator Em Ang said yesterday. Ang said that P50 million will be allotted each for the


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,

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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

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

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

Loyalty proves your fidelity

Some people have asked me what the difference is between loyalty and fidelity. And my ready answer has always been that there is hardly any difference between the two. They are allied to each other. One cannot be without the

Motorcycle driver killed in crash

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A motorcycle driver, believed to be under the influence of liquor, died while his back-rider was injured when they figured in an accident at about 12:50 a.m. Saturday in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City. Killed was