September 1, 2021

3 Delta-infected Negrenses negative in repeat swab tests

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday that the three remaining Delta variant-infected residents of Pulupandan, Valladolid, and La Carlota City tested negative in repeat swab tests. “They will be sent home,” Diaz said. The 9-year-old boy

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Couple eyeing Binalbagan top posts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A new twist in politics is about to take place in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, after incumbent Mayor Alejandro Mirasol yesterday announced that his wife, Mary Ann, will be his running mate in the May 2022 elections.

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More isolation facilities prepared in Bacolod: EOC

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More isolation facilities in Bacolod City are being prepared in anticipation of sudden surge of Covid-19 cases, executive director Em Ang of the Emergency Operations Center said yesterday. Ang said that, based on the opinion

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GAWA calls for release of SRA

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The General Alliance of Workers Association is supporting the plight of frontliners nationwide in calling for the release of their delayed payment for Special Risk Allowance, Meal Accommodation and Transportation Allowance, hazard pay, and other

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Rojas endorses Lacson-Ferrer tandem

The re-election bids of Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer got a further boost yesterday, after Murcia Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas also expressed his full support for their candidacies. “With Lacson and Ferrer at the helm,

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House OKs anti-child marriage bill

A proposal seeking to end child marriages in the country has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives. During plenary session yesterday, the chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 9943, which seeks to protect children by prohibiting and

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Always go to Christ

Especially when we find ourselves in some difficult, if not impossible, situations, we should readily go to Christ to seek at least some relief. He always gives it, perhaps not in the form we want, but always in a way

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Far behind

A report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that the slow rollout of Covid-19 vaccines will cost the global economy $2.3 trillion in lost output and emerging and developing economies whose vaccine rollouts are far behind those of wealthier

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Schools are opening!

A shocking bit of news yesterday reported that North Korea has been filing ballistic missiles. In what direction, I did not quite get, but doesn’t it seem so harsh of them to resort to engaging in wars with this pandemic

Telemedicine help on reproductive health expanded

At the start of the pandemic last year, family planning services were reduced by over 50 percent in March and government-run reproductive clinics operated with limited staff due to lockdown measures. To open up new lines to access to these

Negros quarantine facilities eyed as ‘field hospitals’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is seeking an approval from the Department of Health on its proposal to make quarantine facilities as “field hospitals,” as the number of active COVID-19 cases in the province yesterday

Leonardia to Aspan: Inhibit as acting city poll officer

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed alarm over the sudden and extremely unusual influx of transferee-registrants from out-of-town areas at the Bacolod office of the Commission on Elections early this week, and called on lawyer Ma. Fatima Aspan to inhibit herself

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

MRSGI ramps up e-commerce program

Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. (MRSGI) is accelerating its e-commerce initiatives and developing its digital assets to build what it calls the METRO Digital Ecosystem, it said in a press release. The program leverages on the development of a combination