September 2021

Satellite voter registration called super spreaders

The ongoing satellite registration of the Commission on Elections at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City is a super spreader activity with the hundreds, if not thousands, of prospective out-of-town transferee-voters being unloaded from trucks, buses and


Party mate offered to be rival’s running mate

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Former Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito yesterday said he was asked by former 3rd District congressman Albee Benitez, who has declared his intention to run for mayor of Bacolod City, to be his running mate. Distrito said


NegOcc ready to ease restrictions for vaxxed travelers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz yesterday said that the provincial government of Negros Occidental is ready to ease travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers. Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion reported earlier that


73 medical frontliners hit by COVID

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There are now 73 medical frontliners assigned in the different hospitals and molecular laboratories managed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, that tested positive for COVID-19, Provincial Inter Agency Task Force Rayfrando Diaz disclosed yesterday.


Public hearing called on landfill contract

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The chairman of the Committee on Environment and Ecology of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City will be calling for a public hearing on the resolution passed by the Felisa Barangay Council requesting the mayor not


Quarantine center site owners thanked

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution expressing the profound appreciation and gratitude of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City for the philanthropy and selflessness of all the corporate officers and owners of South Hills Academy, Inc. (SHAI) headed by its


Alba is new PNP spox

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN P/Col. Roderick Alba is the new spokesperson of the Philippine National Police. Alba, who formerly served as officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, will replace PBrig. Gen. Rolando Olay, who has been designated by


Floating resto docs being processed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The permit to operate of the Sum-ag Floating Restaurant, which is the project of the City of Bacolod, is presently being worked out by the contractor Stoneworks Specialist Int’l. Corp. with the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina)


Photo of the Day

A rice farmer cultivates a rice paddy in Dulao, Bago, an area known as the rice granary of Negros.* Nic Ledesma/CCN photo

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Limited-ed Pale Pilsen IconiCan released

San Miguel Pale Pilsen continues to serve delightful bonding moments and unforgettable memories with its time-tested brew. Through the years, this iconic Filipino beer has brought people from all walks of life together, helping shape local culture through music, fashion,

The forcefulness of love

It’s true! Where there is love, there is also some kind of forcefulness, an abiding state of being driven despite the variations of our bodily and other earthly conditions. Where there is love, we can only echo what Christ himself

Google PH study shows 5 trillion potential of digital economy

Given the opportunity to start a business with little capital through digital platform, economics consultancy firm AlphaBeta estimates that Filipinos could earn P5 trillion by 2030. The firm recently finished a study commissioned by Google Philippines to examine the economic

Remdesivir, Tocilizumab stockpile urged by SP

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the City Health Office thru the City Mayor’s Office to make some pre-emptive purchases of anti-COVID-19 medicines like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab, which are reputed to be helpful to the healing

Kooll gives side on labor row

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Kooll Company Inc. has complied with its duty to negotiate in good faith with the PACIWU United KCI Labor Union, during the course of the collective bargaining negotiations with the union, a press release from the

DOF cites LGU role in economic recovery

Local government units (LGUs) play a vital role in restoring consumer confidence and domestic demand, which are among the key factors in the domestic economy’s recovery, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said yesterday. In his speech during the Bureau of