‘Vigilance remains high vs. Covid’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is not lowering its vigilance against the Covid-19 pandemic with the resumption of flights between Cebu and Bacolod, and Bacolod and Manila. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government


Drug peddlers nabbed: PNP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspected drug peddlers were arrested by the police in the cities of Bacolod and Cadiz in Negros Occidental Tuesday, that yielded more than P41,000 worth of suspected shabu. Police Station 8 operatives nabbed Fellix Pahamutang


Mayor commends topnotcher

Mayor Evelio Leonardia signed Executive Order No. 76, series of 2020, congratulating and commending Dr. Patrick Joseph Mabugat for placing second in the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examination. “Patrick Joseph Mabugat is a source of pride for the City of


Bacolod cop Covid victim

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A policeman, who was among the 548 individuals who participated in the surveillance testing of the Bacolod City government over the weekend yielded positive result for Covid-19, city executive assistant Ernie Pineda said yesterday. Pineda,


DFA: Over 277K OFWs repatriated

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has, so far, repatriated some 277,320 distressed overseas Filipinos since the coronavirus pandemic struck. Since it began its Covid-related repatriation efforts in February 2020, at least 86,413 sea-based overseas Filipinos and 190,907 land-based Filipinos


Rising Covid cases noted in Dumaguete

The local government unit of Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental, is reimposing stricter health and safety measures amid the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. The city’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious


House approves creation of ADACs

The House of Representatives yesterday overwhelmingly approved on third reading a measure creating anti-drug abuse councils (ADACs) in all provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays across the country. With 200 affirmative votes, zero negative vote, and no abstention, the chamber passed


NOW ON MGCQ: Curfew in Bacolod shortened

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Curfew in Bacolod is now between 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. following the downgrading of the city’s status to Modified General Community Quarantine until New Year’s eve. In Executive Order No. 73, however, Bacolod Mayor

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An October surprise

An “October Surprise” in the United States is now almost inevitable, because that will be Donald Trump’s last chance to get re-elected legitimately. He might try to cling to office even if he loses the vote, but it would be a lot easier and neater if he actually won a majority in the Electoral College on 3 November.

BQMH out-patient dep’t closed for disinfecting

The out-patient department of the Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital was temporarily closed during the weekend for cleaning after a visiting physician was exposed to a patient, who misdeclared his health status at the triage area, Dr. Evangeline Johnson, BQMH chairperson, said Saturday.

Prayer vigils set during SONA

The Our Lady of Candles Parish at Capitol Heights, Bacolod City, with other parishes in the Diocese of Bacolod, will hold a prayer vigil on Monday, in time for President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), Fr. Felix Pasquin said yesterday.