NegOcc under MGCQ until Dec. 31 – Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will remain under the Modified General Community Quarantine status until the end of 2020. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson signed an executive order yesterday, extending the MGCQ status of Negros Occidental until Dec. 31. Air


More than 500 riders join city surveillance testing

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES Five hundred forty-eight delivery riders in Bacolod underwent surveillance testing over the weekend to ascertain if they are free from the coronavirus disease 2019, City Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, said yesterday. Pineda, who also heads the


No add’l troops needed to dismantle NPA fronts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN             The 3rd Infantry Division may not expect additional troops to dismantle the four remaining guerilla fronts of the New People’s Army in Negros Island, after it successfully dismantled the South East Front of the Komiteng


Bacolod Diocese to hold Christmas bazaar

            Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon is inquiring from the Sangguniang Panlungsod if the City of Bacolod will resume the opening of its Christmas Bazaar at the Bacolod Public Plaza this December.             In his letter to the SP dated November


Solon’s daughter killed in encounter with Reds

            The daughter of Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Eufemia Campos Cullamat was killed in an encounter Saturday afternoon in the hinterlands of Barangay San Isidro, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur, a report from the Army’s 3rd Special Forcer Battalion (3SFBn) said


RIATF endorses city’s plea to lower quarantine status

            The requested de-escalation status of Bacolod City from General Community Quarantine to Modified General Community Quarantine effective Dec. 1 got the support and endorsement of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.            


Negrense women get financial assistance

            Eighteen Negrense women, who are returning overseas Filipino workers, received P10,000 in financial assistance each from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO).             The recipients, who are beneficiaries of the Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay


Bacolod World Bank pilot city

            Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Bacolod City is pursuing its plans for economic recovery, one of which is in line with the World Bank’s Green and Resilient Development Program.             The “City of Smiles” was chosen as one of only


Cops to arrest face shield violators

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III             Policemen will apprehend individuals caught not wearing face shields in Bacolod City effective today.             This is in strict compliance with City Ordinance 944, or the mandatory use of face shields in certain areas,


Woman faces charges for policeman’s death

            A “police asset” is now in hot water for the death of a policeman last week in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.             Lt. Col. Robert Mansueto, Cadiz City police chief, said yesterday that Beverly Latosa, who admitted to be

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DOH official airs warning

Regional Director Marlyn Convocar of the Department of Health in Western Visayas warned the public yesterday against people misrepresenting her to illegally solicit funds.


Today’s readings center on the all-important theme of forgiveness. Forgiveness lies at the very heart of Christian living. It is the acid test of true discipleship. Jesus tells us that if our love does go beyond those who love us and reach our enemies, we are no different from the sinners. And because forgiveness is at the core of discipleship, it is a constant, a default in our daily life.

Cops nab 4 drug suspects

Four more drug suspects were apprehended by the police in separate buy-bust operations on Wednesday and Thursday in Negros Occidental that also yielded more than P27,000 worth of suspected shabu.


Duterte would not play Solomon

We are now in the second day of October. What do most Bacoleños think about when October comes along? For the past 40 years, this month brought anticipations of our now world-famous Masskara Festival that had become a come-on, not only for People from Bacolod and Negros Occidental who are now based abroad, it also brings foreign visitors who are drawn to the festivities and the spirit of hospitality and fun our people are known for. I remember how, once during a trip to the U.S. , I was very happy to learn that many people from our city and province had been making plans to time their vacation leaves for the Masskara days!