July 23, 2021

Negative RT-PCR required for all travelers to Negros

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negative RT-PCR test results are again required of all travelers, including those fully vaccinated against the Covid-19, to be allowed entry to Negros Occidental, following the increasing cases of the highly-contagious Delta variant. Negros Occidental Gov.


Bacolod City under GCQ-HR until July 31

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “We will still be under General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions until July 31,” Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who issued Executive Order 41 series of 2021 yesterday, said. Leonardia said all provisions of EO 39


90,942 vaccines administered

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod has already administered 90,942 vaccines as of Monday with 24,040 of them for the full inoculation of city residents, the Emergency Operations Center said yesterday. Of the number, 67,269 were with China-made Sinovac vaccines


BCPO logs 27K health protocol violators

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Health protocol violators in Bacolod City had reached 27,941 as of Sunday, P/Lt. Col. Lester Leada, who heads the City Police Office Operations Branch, said yesterday. Of the number, 6,610 were reprimanded for violating the


Metro 3rd gets 5 ambulances

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The municipalities of EB Magalona and Murcia, and Victorias City got new ambulances to further bolster the delivery of basic health services in their communities. Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday that EB Magalona received two ambulances


Party people

Political parties are everywhere in this country and now that the election season is on the horizon once again, many of these Machiavellian alliances that are driven by personal and selfish interests will be renewed or broken after being tested


Let us sing “Fly me to the Moon”

How do we find topics to write on that could remove people’s minds from this pandemic?  Sometimes, I think it is something next to impossible, but one could try, can’t one? Well, for one, I have been getting calls and


Collaboration for food

In a recently held virtual meeting with five other Asian agriculture ministers, Agriculture Secretary William Dar cited the need for regional and international collaboration in the agriculture sector in a bid to build more sustainable food systems. As he acknowledged

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Rebels claim backhoe destruction

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Mt. Cansermon Command yesterday issued a statement claiming responsibility for the burning of a heavy equipment in Sitio Bulod, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Ka Dionesio Magbuelas, spokesperson of the rebel

Seeing through the eyes of Christ

We need to realize that we can only see things properly and understand them properly as well when we know how to see things through the eyes of Christ. This can be lesson we can derive from that gospel episode

Support swells for dismissed Baciwa employees

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A manifesto was signed yesterday by stakeholders and consumers of the Bacolod City Water District appealing to Mayor Evelio Leonardia and the Baciwa Board of Directors to act on the Civil Service Commission Order relative to


Hearing the news that Metro Manila will be under alert level 4 made me curious what exactly the change meant but after a bit of quick reading, there was no surprise to discover that it is basically a rehashed version

Vista Alegre house damaged by fire

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bureau of Fire Protection responded to a fire call at about 8:27 a.m. yesterday in Vista, Alegre, Bacolod City due to a fire incident that was started by a 13-year-old boy with down syndrome. Bacolod

Oil prices up for 3rd straight week

In separate advisories, Caltex, Petro Gazz, Phoenix Petroleum, Seaoil and Shell said they will raise gasoline prices by P0.40 per liter and diesel prices by P0.35 per liter. Cleanfuel will roll out price increments of P0.30 per liter for both