‘Release pregnant rebel leader’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Human rights group Karapatan yesterday called on the government to immediately release pregnant rebel leader Nona Espinosa, as well as the elderly, sick, and nursing women political prisoners, who, it said, are the most vulnerable to


Silay opens tourism destinations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Tourism destination areas in barangays Patag and Guimbalaon in Silay City, Negros Occidental, are now open to the public, with strict observance of mandated health protocols, City Administrator Jose Edward Davila yesterday said. But business establishments,


Lacson, Capitol employees sign CAN

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees is hopeful to receive the maximum amount of incentive under the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) this yuletide season, after it was signed yesterday by PACE president Renelo Lastierre and Gov.


Distrito new BCC trustee

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Former councilor Caesar Distrito was appointed as new member of the Bacolod City College Board of Trustees, representing the professional sector, effective December 1. In Executive Order no. 75, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Distrito


EDC donates P3-M RNA extractor to Silay hospital

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Energy Development Corporation donated an RNA extractor to Negros Occidental to further strengthen the Covid-19 resiliency efforts of the province. The equipment, worth P3 million, was turned over yesterday by EDC’s community partners Marie Christine


Badjao tribal leader Covid positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A Badjao tribal leader engaged in selling jewelry in the cities of Cadiz and Bacolod tested positive for Covid-19, Sagay City Inter Agency Task Force chief, Ryan Bonghanoy, said yesterday. The tribal leader and three members


NOLITC Tech4ED gets pandemic resilience award

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Tech4ed Center was among the winners in the PhilCecNet Pandemic Resilience Award under the “Support for Teachers and Students” category. The award was received virtually yesterday by Gov. Eugenio


Bacolod to distribute P31M in cash subsidy

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City Social Welfare and Development Office will distribute P31,310,000 in emergency cash subsidy to residents starting tomorrow until Saturday. City Social Welfare and Development head Pacita Terro said the amount will be distributed


New WV cop chief vows relentless drug campaign

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN P/Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda, the newly-installed regional police director of Western Visayas, yesterday vowed a relentless anti-drug campaign, and tasked regional and provincial police to go after High Value Individual drug personalities. Miranda, in his acceptance

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NegOcc to supply hogs to Luzon

The provincial government of Negros Occidental and local producers signed a memorandum of understanding to supply hogs to Luzon, and the ceremony was held at the Provincial Veterinary Office in Bacolod City yesterday.

Reconcile data on claims, PhilHealth, hospital told

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said he hopes that the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) will be able to reconcile their data concerning the hospital’s claims receivable from PhilHealth amounting to P134.6 million, as of June 30.

2 drown in Negros

A fisherman and a laborer were reported by the police to have drowned Saturday in Hinigaran and Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.