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20K doses of Sinovac vaccine arriving

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About 20,000 additional doses of the China-made Sinovac vaccine will be delivered to Bacolod City next week. Dr. Chris Sorongon, Emergency Operations Center deputy for medical and data analysis, said they will open more vaccination


City Comelec logs 1,185 new applicants

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Most of the voters’ applications in Bacolod were new registrants, City Commission on Elections Officer Kathrina Trinio Caña said yesterday. Of the 1,185 new applications received last month, 674 were first-time voters aged 18 years


Classrooms up for use as quarantine facilities

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With Covid-19 isolation facilities overwhelmed with occupants, classrooms will now be utilized as quarantine facilities, with Negros Occidental getting daily average active cases of 200 in the early days of May. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson advised


82IB back in Visayas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN After almost four years of assignment in Lanao del Sur, Mindanao, the 82nd Infantry Battalion of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is back in the Visayas. The 82IB, that was deployed to Mindanao to help in


May 13 a regular holiday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 13 a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr, or the Feast of Ramadan. Proclamation No. 1142, signed by Duterte yesterday, declares May 13 as a regular holiday to “bring the


ASF pulls down livestock production

The Department of Agriculture will intensify efforts to control the spread of African swine fever (ASF) after the latest Philippine Statistics Authority data on the value of agricultural production, at constant 2018 prices, showed a minus 3.3 percent drop in


Eleazar: Clean up precincts or get relieved

Police commanders will be held liable if their stations will be found untidy during inspections, the country’s top cop said yesterday. In his first press briefing as chief of the Philippine National Police, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said he has instructed

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And they call them ‘Games’!

As I write this, the report on TV is announcing that the United States and its European allies are staging war games amid Russian tensions!  Oh dear Lord! All we need now with this COVID pandemic still raging is a

Matsuyama returns at PGA Byron Nelson

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama will try to recapture his form after a month off, including a celebration in Japan, when he tees off Thursday at the US PGA Byron Nelson tournament. Matsuyama became the first men’s major winner from Japan

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

28 nabbed, 3 drug dens dismantled

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three suspected drug dens were dismantled in Kabankalan City, while 28 persons were apprehended by the police in a series of buy-bust operations in Negros Occidental on May 7 and 8, that also yielded about P357,000

Lacson to form provincial panel for peace talks

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he will issue an executive order creating a provincial peace panel for localized peace engagements in Negros Occidental. The creation of the multi-sectoral group peace panel, that will include

Mandaue wins VisMin Cup Visayas

Mandaue defied the odds and won the championship of the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Visayas leg. Mandaue clinched the best-of-three series on Sunday night after pipping Talisay, 89-75, at the Alcantara Civic Center in Cebu. Down by as much as