353,000 register in BaCTrac

The Bacolod City coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Contact Tracing (BaCTrac) System has registered some 353,012 residents and 7,012 business establishments, as of yesterday.           City Ordinance (CO) 941, “An Ordinance Implementing the Covid-19 Contact Tracing in the City of Bacolod”,


Capitol dep’t head COVID positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz confirmed yesterday that a Capitol department head, who is the officer-in-charge of the Provincial Budget Office, tested positive for COVID-19.           Diaz, however, said the officemates of the OIC, who were immediately

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Qatar Open gets underway despite Covid-19, absences

Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova take top billing at the Qatar Open that started yesterday under strict Covid-19 safety protocols and without several top stars. World number one Ashleigh Barty, reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, and former Australian Open winner

Himamaylan cops top performance evaluation rating

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Himamaylan City Police Station did it again. Under the leadership of P/Maj. Romeo Vargas, the station topped the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office Unit Performance Evaluation Rating (UPER) anew for the month of January. NOCPPO

NegOcc under MGCQ until March 31: Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson extended yesterday the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status of Negros Occidental until March 31 this year. In Executive Order No. 21-14 he issued yesterday, Lacson noted that Negros Occidental has 6,811

40 guns surrendered

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Residents of a former New People’s Army influenced barangay in Ayungon, Negros Oriental, surrendered 40 firearms, including ammunition, to the 94th Infantry Battalion, after almost four months of their immersion program in the community. Lt. Col.

Cuarto new mini flyweight IBF champion

Rene Mark Cuarto became the new International Boxing Federation mini-flyweight champion after beating erstwhile champ Pedro Taduran in an all-Filipino clash at the Bula Gym in General Santos City on Saturday. Despite nearly getting knocked down in Round 7, Cuarto

DA 6 on guard vs. rice grain bug infestation

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas is on guard against the rice grain bug (RGB) infestation sighted in 548 hectares of rice areas in Antique that resulted in the decline in palay production yield and quality. Formerly tagged as