August 5, 2021

‘Vaccine mixing not recommended’

The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center-Task Force is warning the public against getting Covid-19 vaccine jabs of different brands. Having different vaccine brands for the first and second doses has not been proven to give protection against the coronavirus disease,


Negros dad, Capitol employee test positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another member of the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan and a provincial government employee were added to the list of those infected with Covid-19, that led to the temporary lockdown of the provincial government Public Information Office


Blind masseur faces rape raps

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Rape charges were filed before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office Tuesday against a partially blind masseur, who allegedly made sexual advances on his client. Station 4 commander, P/Major Jun Ray Batadlan, said yesterday that the


BCPO seizes P788,208 in illegal drugs

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Despite several operations last month, the market value of the illegal drugs seized was 56.3 percent lower than that of June, the Bacolod City Police Office Public Community Relations said yesterday. Last month, BCPO confiscated


‘Swab upon arrival’ pushed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Fast craft operators are pushing for swabbing upon arrival of all passengers from Panay going to Bacolod City, instead of a negative RT-PCR result taken 72 hours before travel. Executive officer Frank Carbon of the


Two more mayors, PGBI support Sara for president

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two more mayors in Negros Occidental and their Sangguniang Bayans and barangay captains have joined the call for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for president in next year’s elections. La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan


Christian suffering and death

It’s very interesting to note that after Christ was rightly identified by Peter to be the son of the living God, and after Christ made Peter the rock on which the invincible Church would be founded, Christ proceeded to talk


Not even Presidents

Poor Mr. Barack Obama! He had to cancel his 60th birthday celebration because of the COVID. Alas, this virus is no respecter of positions, and not even the former president of the United States will dare to mark this milestone

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Lending apps’ privacy violations condemned

The National Privacy Commission and finance groups on Wednesday “strongly” condemned the harvesting of excessive information of some online lending platforms such as saving their users’ contact lists and photo galleries. In a joint statement, the NPC, Fintech Alliance.PH, the

‘Free and brave’ vs. the COVID?

A bit of good news I heard recently was that Boracay is open again to tourists and vacationists. But is that really good news? Is there any assurance, not only from its government officials, but the Health Department that all

Customs intensifies meat watch

The Bureau of Customs stepped up its efforts of intercepting meat and meat products without import permits to protect the local industry and prevent the entry of food that may contain diseases, in line with its mandate to safeguard the

Tourism Month kicks off

The Province of Negros Occidental kicks off the 2021 Tourism Month celebration with Gov. Eugenio Lacson turning over the tourist restroom at the terminal area in the town of Calatrava including safety health protocol stickers for accommodation establishments and tourism

Personal remittances rise 6%

Personal remittances from Overseas Filipinos (OFs) increased by 2.6 percent to US$3.167 billion in July 2021 from US$3.085 billion in the same month last year. This resulted in the cumulative remittances rising by 6.0 percent in the first seven months of

School in summer?

As I was starting to write this column, news flashed on TV that schools in the country will open in September. Imagine how happy students, especially those in the lower grades will be to hear that. Several weeks more of