August 2, 2021

10 JOs dismissed for drug use in San Carlos

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Ten job order employees of the San Carlos City government in Negros Occidental were dismissed after they tested positive for illegal drug use, Mayor Renato Gustilo said yesterday. Gustilo said the 10 JOs were among the


Cops probe rape with robbery case

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An investigation is underway to identify the culprits behind the robbery with rape case in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City recently, Station 4 chief, P/Major Jun Ray Batadlan said yesterday. Batadlan said they hope to find


3K residents to avail of cash for work

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An additional 3,000 Bacolodnons are set to avail of the cash-for-work program, or the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Worker (Tupad) program of the Department of Labor and Employment in Bacolod City for the third quarter.


Bread of Life

Today, we continue to read from Chapter 6 of John’s gospel. Last Sunday, we have seen how Jesus feeds 6,000 people by multiplying five loaves of bread and two fish, which so astonishes the crowd that they want to make


Rioting or Vote-Buying?

Was that only what they call a “flash in the pan”? I am referring to the lone medal that our country, through weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, gifted us on the first days of the Olympics. But since that was the best


Financial inclusion

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is planning to add Braille functionality to banknotes to benefit around 2.5 million visually impaired Filipinos as it continues to support the welfare of persons with disabilities. In July last year, the BSP also introduced

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SSS launches uSSSap Tayo portal

The Social Security System held a press conference on its accomplishments from January to June 2021 and launched the uSSSap Tayo portal on Friday. In a press release, SSS President and CEO Aurora Ignacio said the press conference and the

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)

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

Scholars advised to spend wisely

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday exhorted student-grantees of the government’s Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) to spend their money wisely and not waste the financial assistance they received on any gambling activity because it is intended for their essential educational needs.

1-day online processing for SEC registration unveiled

The Securities and Exchange Commission has made starting a business even faster and easier, as it held the soft launch for a new feature in its online company registration system that will allow applicants to complete the process in one

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)