July 31, 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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Gov’t urged to let LGUs, firms buy COVID jabs

The national government is urged to establish a policy where local government units and the private sector will be allowed to directly purchase their own vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019. This recommendation is part of Makati Business Club’s (MBC) discussion

Taking care of our faith

“When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’” This was the reaction of Christ when a centurion who asked

Bayan-Negros rally held

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros and its allied organizations staged a rally at the Fountain of Justice in Bacolod City calling for justice for the victims of the Escalante Massacre during the 36th anniversary of the

CHMSC turns over PPE, soap, face masks to partners

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College turned over 500 sets of Personal Protective Equipment to its institutional partners who are in the frontline of the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in a ceremony held on September 16, 2021, at the

Zayco tests COVID-19 positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and several other Negros Occidental local officials yesterday went on isolation after Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco tested positive for COVID-19. Lacson and Zayco were among those who attended the Love Negros

Scholarship grants for teachers finalized

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia is finalizing the City Government’s support for the scholarship of Bacolod teachers who will enroll under the Department of Education’s scholarship program dubbed “School Heads Academy.” Leonardia held a meeting with Councilor Renecito Novero, chair of