July 26, 2021

CLMMRH prepared for Delta variant

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Do not worry,” Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, assured the public over the weekend. Because, he said, the “CLMMRH is prepared in case of a


Bing invited to Duterte’s final SONA

As the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia was invited jointly by the Senate and House of Representatives to personally attend the sixth and final State of the Nation Address of


Raps mulled vs. Baciwa

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Consumers’ group Water Watch Negros is mulling the filing of charges against the Bacolod City Water District for what it called the “multifarious gripes and complaints” from consumers. Water Watch said in a statement that


New HQ for Escalante cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Escalante City Police Station in Negros Occidental will soon have a new home. P/Lt. Col. Gil John Despi, Escalante City police chief, said yesterday that they are now preparing to transfer to their new city


Youlink community channel on

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Youlink Community channel and the Youlink.store were officially launched Friday at the Good Shepherd Training Center in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City. Executive producer and creative director Edu Pillora of YCC said the channel is


Woman killed in front of son

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A woman was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman on a motorcycle in Brgy. 2 poblacion, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental Saturday. The Pontevedra police, who identified the victim as Maelarie Pagunsan, 48, of Purok Perez in


The Fifth Loaf

Today’s gospel narrative continues that of last Sunday’s wherein Jesus is met by a vast crowd as he and his disciples reach the other side of the lake. Mark comments that Jesus’ heart is moved with pity at the sight,


The State of our country today

Today is SONA Day, and if you still do not know, or remember that what that is, then you must have been out of the country, or just out of tune with the times we will listen to our President,

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Inflation pushes 10-year T-bond rate up

The rate of the 10-year Treasury bond (T-bond) rose on Tuesday due to robust demand for the government securities.  The average rate of reissued debt paper increased to 4.246 percent from 3.914 percent previously.   The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)

37.7M COVID doses jabbed

The Philippines has administered 37,728,114 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines nationwide as of September 9, the National Task Force Against Covid-19 reported on Friday. The National Covid-19 vaccination dashboard data showed 21,589,180 received their first dose while 16,138,934 have

More BPO workers jabbed

An additional 1,999 employees of two business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bacolod City received their COVID-19 vaccine jabs in separate on-site vaccination activities held Saturday. Of the total number, 1,433 were employees of PanAsiatic Solutions, while the other 566

Bacolod launches 5th VAX i-bus

Bacolod City officials led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia (7th from left) at the launching of the latest VAX i-bus mobile at the Ceres Terminal.*City PIO photo

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

Tongson hoping for coalition endorsement

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson yesterday said that he is hoping to get the endorsement and support of the leaders of Love Negros- United Negros Alliance (UNegA) coalition for the 2022 elections. This was after Negros