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Another NODJ escapee nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The leader of the Epogon robbery group, who was among the five escapees from the Negros Occidental District Jail in Bago City, was recaptured by the police and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel in


Contact tracing ongoing in LGUs with Delta cases

Local government units are implementing stringent contact tracing measures following the detection of additional Delta variant cases and local transmission in the country, the Department of Health said yesterday. As of July 22, the country recorded 47 Delta variant cases


‘Fabian’ enhances southwest monsoon

Typhoon Fabian continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, causing rains over parts of Luzon, the weather bureau said yesterday afternoon. Scattered to widespread monsoon rains continue to prevail over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, and the northern


PGC to boost genome sequencing in VisMin

The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) will boost the capability of its centers in the Visayas and Mindanao to conduct genome sequencing and determine the variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 present in their localities. Dr. Cynthia Saloma, executive director of


SC launches cashless payments

A cashless payment scheme for small claims cases has been launched by the Supreme Court. In a statement yesterday, the SC said Judiciary ePayment for Small Claims, the online payment of legal fees, will be pilot-tested in close to 1,000


Negative RT-PCR required for all travelers to Negros

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negative RT-PCR test results are again required of all travelers, including those fully vaccinated against the Covid-19, to be allowed entry to Negros Occidental, following the increasing cases of the highly-contagious Delta variant. Negros Occidental Gov.


Bacolod City under GCQ-HR until July 31

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “We will still be under General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions until July 31,” Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who issued Executive Order 41 series of 2021 yesterday, said. Leonardia said all provisions of EO 39

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P9.6-M farm-to-market road benefits 200 families in Bago

Some 200 farming families in Barangay Binubuhan, Bago City, Negros Occidental, are benefiting from the P9.63-million newly-paved concrete road implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways. DPWH-Western Visayas regional director Lea Delfinado said yesterday that the improved road

2 Bacolodnons join 2021 Miss Universe Philippines

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two Bacoleña beauties made it to the top 100 delegates for the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant. Nikki de Grano and Shane Pia with 98 other Filipinas will have to undergo a series of virtual

Vigilant, patient, hopeful

That parable about the wheat and the weed, the good seed and the bad seed (cfr. Mt 13,24-30) provides us with a precious lesson that is most useful and relevant especially for our present times. We cannot overemphasize the fact

Raps mulled vs. Baciwa

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Consumers’ group Water Watch Negros is mulling the filing of charges against the Bacolod City Water District for what it called the “multifarious gripes and complaints” from consumers. Water Watch said in a statement that

Photo of the Day

DECLOGGING. More than 20 sacks of garbage were collected during the cleanup and declogging operations of personnel of the city Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at the Bacolod Central Market yesterday* DRRMO photo

Covid hits 13 more cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Thirteen more police personnel in Western Visayas tested positive for Covid-19 on July 25, bringing to 108 the number of PNP members infected by the virus, the PNP Health Service said. Of the 134 new cases,