PrimeWater takes control of Bacolod water operation

The Villar Group’s PrimeWater Infrastructure Inc. will invest a total of P1.6 billion to improve the water supply system in Bacolod City during the first five years of its 25-year joint venture agreement with the Bacolod City Water District.          

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NegOcc receives 30,800 AstraZeneca doses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental received an additional 3,080 vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine, good for 30,800 doses, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday. The latest supply of vaccines will be administered to those 56 years old and above,

Mayor alarmed over slay of coop manager

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Salvador Escalante expressed alarm over the recent killing of an agrarian reform cooperative farm manager in Hacienda Dalayapan, Brgy. Caduha-an, a known tourist destination in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Manalo Porre, farm manager of the

Vaccinated travelers still need to undergo 14-day quarantine

All travelers who wish to enter the Philippines, including those who have already been inoculated against the coronavirus disease 2019, are required to undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine, Malacañang said yesterday. “What is the new protocol for anyone who will enter

A Many-Splendored Thing

Isn’t the United Nations sanctioning China for its irresponsible game of sending a rocket into space, unknowing where it will land? Anyone watching the reports on TV couldn’t help worrying about the repercussions in case that rocket misfired and landed

PH stocks gauge slips, peso rises anew vs. US dollar

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) sustained its slide yesterday, partly on the increases in jobs in the US last April but the peso strengthened further against the US dollar. The main equities index further fell by 0.38 percent, or

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