August 2021

NegOcc logs 4 Delta cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four more cases of the highly-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 have been recorded in Negros Occidental. One case each was reported in La Carlota, Silay, Valladolid, and Pulupandan, based on a report from


3 mayors endorse Lacson-Ferrer tandem

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three Negros Occidental mayors formally endorsed the re-election bid of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer in the 2022 elections. The endorsements were separately announced yesterday by EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon, Silay


12,285 cops vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 said 12,285 of the more than 13,000 police personnel under its supervision in Western Visayas have already been inoculated, as of Sunday. Of the vaccinated personnel, 1,783 are assigned at the


13 negative for Delta in Bacolod

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Emergency Operations Center deputy director for medical and data analysis, Dr. Chris Sorongon, said yesterday that 13 individuals, including four women who earlier tested for the Delta variant of Covid-19, yielded negative, based on the


Employers not keen on wage hike

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Most employers in Western Visayas are not keen on increasing the salaries of workers, Wennie Sancho, labor representative to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board 6, said yesterday. Sancho said this was the result


Project Free scholarship for replication in Cadiz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Project Free scholarship program of the provincial government of Negros Occidental will be replicated in Cadiz City, Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. said yesterday. Escalante said the scholarship for teachers and City Hall employees is part


Beware of demonic assaults

That gospel episode where a demoniac approached Christ who was at that time preaching in the synagogue, asking him, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are,



The Philippines is among only five countries in the world that have not resumed in-person classes since the Covid-19 pandemic was declared last year, and it is the opinion of the United Nations Children’s Fund that the prolonged closure has


Animal summit highlights responsible pet ownership

Responsible pet ownership and basic animal rights were underscored at the first-ever Animal Welfare Summit in Bacolod City Sunday. The event, on the theme “Making Bacolod a Friendly and Safe Haven for Pets, Strays, and Pet Lovers Alike”, was held

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Talisay CPDO closed for disinfection

Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares is informing the transacting public of the temporary closure of the City Planning and Development Office effective yesterday, until further notice. The temporary closure will give way for the implementation of the office-wide disinfection protocols as

Armed men shoot laborer dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Six unidentified armed men shot and killed a laborer on September 15 in Sitio Tabuan, Brgy. San Isidro, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental. Initial police investigations showed that six armed men dragged the victim identified as Dionesio

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

39% hike in WV wet season palay production eyed

Rice farmers in Region 6 are expected to attain a 39 percent increase in the production volume of palay this wet cropping season compared to the actual harvest of 865,923 metric tons in the same period last year. In a

We’re children

In today’s gospel, Jesus speaks of his passion, death and resurrection for the second time. Again, the apostles fail to grasp the meaning and gravity of his words. It may also be that they are reluctant, if not unwilling, to

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