mate

Bowing out

“You can’t win every battle. Sometimes victory comes in form of bowing out gracefully.” – Toni Payne

READ MORE »

And the Lord won

It was a weeklong circus that ended with the installation of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco as the new Speaker of the House, replacing Alan Peter Cayetano.

READ MORE »

Human error

A public post of Jonathan Espinosa went viral after it was shared in the news line-up of Digicast Negros over the weekend. He is an LSI who reportedly tested negative and was sent home. That homecoming was short lived though, after he was informed belatedly that he was after all positive and had to return to the quarantine facility.

READ MORE »

Backtrack on BaCTrac

After so much hullabaloo coupled with the threat of sanction, the city government appears to be backtracking on its implementation of the Bacolod City Tracking System (BaCTrac) and now, instead of mandatory, it will be voluntary.

READ MORE »

Final farewell for 02

Thousands were glued to the live virtual funeral mass of Gov. Freddie Marañon. Some viewed it from Hong Kong, Japan and the United States but most were locals who would have loved to bring him to his final resting place if not for the pandemic.

READ MORE »

His memory lives on

We woke up to sad news yesterday that Governor Freddie Marañon had passed on to the next life, just before midnight Thursday.

READ MORE »

Much ado about Facebook

I told myself days ago to endure an hour of ranting from the nation’s leader in order to hear the announcement of what our new community quarantine status will be. However, with an earlier announcement that the city government appealed to downgrade us to GCQ, it was not worth staying up late.

READ MORE »

Are we ready for a downgrade?

In five days, maybe even less, we will know whether our quarantine status will be downgraded or not. Though I have grown tired of listening to the musings of a manic leader, I will make an effort come Monday to listen to the announcement of the NIATF.

READ MORE »
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
MORE STORIES

Exec: Illegal quarry ruins reservation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Illegal quarrying in the reserve area of the Central Philippine State University in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, caused P5 million worth of destruction to the environment, its president, Dr. Aladino Moraca, said yesterday. Moraca said the

P6M released for projects in barangays

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the distribution of checks, worth P6 million, to finance various projects of barangays in the province. The activity was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City yesterday, and attended by concerned

Two NegOcc cops test positive for drug use

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two police personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office were found positive for the use of illegal drugs in separate random drug tests conducted by the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 6, regional spokesperson, Lt. Col.

Crimes in Bacolod down 19%

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A decrease of 19.14 percent in crime incidents for the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year was reported by the Bacolod City Police Office. P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, BCPO spokesperson,

Comelec closed for disinfection

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Commission on Elections Bacolod office will be closed until April 12 for disinfection after seven members of its staff and a utility worker tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. Bacolod Comelec registrar Kathrina

Beauty contests now include swabbing

I didn’t realize that April is supposed to be “Earth Month” until I heard it mentioned on TV. So what are the benefits that this month is supposed to hold for the people of Earth these days? May is the