July 2021

Covid recovery rate hits 89.75%: City EOC

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Covid-19 recovery rate in Bacolod City had reached 89.75 percent, as of July 28, Emergency Operations Center records show. Of 15,198 individuals who tested positive for Covid, 13,641 have already recuperated. More than 1,000


2 NegOcc cops charged for rape, gambling

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two police officers in Negros Occidental are facing criminal charges, one for rape and the other for illegal gambling, provincial police director, Col. Romy Palgue, said yesterday. A member of the PNP Highway Patrol Group is


Silay mayor supports Sara for president

Silay City Mayor Mark Golez (center) joins members of the Alliance Broadcasting Committee in supporting mounting calls for presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for president in next year’s election*


No Negros, Iloilo border closure: guv

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will not close its borders with Iloilo but Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that they will require negative RT-PCR results from travelers, “with no exception”. “Borders cannot be closed because of trade,” Lacson


Seaman, wife found dead

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A seaman and his wife, a retired banker, were found dead in their residence at Hermelinda Homes Subdivision in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Station 7 chief, P/Capt. Elmer Bonilla, said


Bacolod Eagles Club marks 2nd anniversary

The Fraternal Order of Eagles (Philippine Eagles), with its local chapter, the Bacolod Eagles Club, will celebrate their second anniversary on August 4, and has lined up a series of activities, its press release said. These include a mass, caravan


Realistic, patient, charitable

When Christ in that parable of the wheat and the weeds (cfr. Mt 13,24-43) advised that it would be better not to uproot the weeds at the moment since doing so may also uproot the wheat, we are practically told


Should we be building arks, too?

Was that all? I am referring to the lone gold medal that our country has gleaned from the ongoing Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. What if we did not have a Hidilyn Diaz, the petite girl with the muscles that

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UN: PH is pilot case for ‘anticipatory action’ on cyclones

The United Nations has selected the Philippines as a pilot case for the implementation of “anticipatory action” to address cyclone-related disasters. “(The) Philippines was selected as pilot case for the implementation of anticipatory action to address natural disaster. UN Philippines

NPC rolls out community pantry

The Negros Press Club yesterday spearheaded the rollout of a “Unity” Community Pantry for 200 residents of Barangay Vista Alegre in Bacolod City. NPC president Yves Montecillo said that the activity held at the Vista Alegre-Granada Relocation Elementary School (VAGRES)

Leonardia meets brgy heads

Concerned over the three-digit figure rise of COVID-19 infections for  three consecutive days, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia called on 20 barangay captains for an urgent online meeting late last week to discuss the sudden surge despite the local government’s

Lacson-Ferrer tandem gets Metro Third backing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Metro Third District mayors also joined the bandwagon supporting the reelection bid of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer. At the same time, the mayors of 3rd District composed of Mark Golez

PH waters secure, PCG assures

The Philippine Coast Guard yesterday assured the public that it “sees no reason to be alarmed” after the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines warned of possible terror attacks in six Southeast Asian countries. In a statement, PCG Commandant Vice