September 3, 2021

Neg. Occ. budget to increase by P1.4-B – Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The budget of the provincial government of Negros Occidental is projected to increase by P1.4 billion next year, because of the Mandanas ruling, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson revealed yesterday. Lacson said all the collections of the


VMC denies accusations

The rehabilitated lagoons in Brgy. Purisima, Manapla is filled with lush vegetation and has become a fishing ground, dispelling claims of pollution.* Ronnie Baldonado photo


Lizares: I’m for Lacson-Ferrer tandem

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Neil Lizares of Talisay City yesterday was added to the list of mayors in Negros Occidental, who expressed their support to the continues tandem of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, who is affiliated with Love Negros,


Pa kills son in ‘self-defense’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A sexagenarian man surrendered to the police at about 11 p.m. Wednesday after he shot dead his son in an apparent case of self defense in Murcia town, Negros Occidental P/Captain Gerald Muya, officer-in charge


DSWD distributes P10-M in cash

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Department of Social Welfare and Development distributed at least 10 million in financial assistance under the agency’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation program to several residents in various barangays in Bacolod yesterday. Bacolod


9 more establishments get safety seal

The third batch of establishments found compliant with minimum public health standards received their Safety Seal Certificates from the Bacolod City Government Wednesday. These include PanAsiatic Solutions, Jollibee (CyberCenter), Just Gold (SM City), Jollibee (Gatuslao), Ysa Aesthetics and Wellness (Ayala


Bing visits wake of slain policeman

Mayor Evelio Leonardia today, September 2, extolled slain P/Staff Sgt. Joseph Nepomuceno for being an exemplary member of the Bacolod City Police Office, citing him for his honesty, bravery and integrity in the war against illegal drugs. Leonardia visited the


Happy campers

One leisure activity that has gained popularity because of the COVID-19 pandemic is camping. The great, well-ventilated and socially-distanced outdoors that we used to ignore in favor of the air-conditioned temples of crass commercialism have suddenly become viable options for


Afghans into Americans?

Whenever I think or see reports about what is happening in Afghanistan, I remember that our country, too, was once upon a time, invaded by the Japanese. And although we were then under the United States, there were never any


Income crunch

The third phase of the COVID-19 Pulse PH conducted by the United Nations Development Program Philippines and Zero Extreme Poverty 2030 revealed that poor Filipinos are barely recovering after more than a year into the pandemic. UNDP Philippines said 60

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Armed men burn heavy equipment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Seven unidentified suspects burned a heavy equipment in Sitio Bulod, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental on Sept. 11. PLt. Col. Romeo Vargas, Himamaylan City police chief, however, said that the suspects spared the heavy equipment

Oil prices up for 3rd straight week

In separate advisories, Caltex, Petro Gazz, Phoenix Petroleum, Seaoil and Shell said they will raise gasoline prices by P0.40 per liter and diesel prices by P0.35 per liter. Cleanfuel will roll out price increments of P0.30 per liter for both

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

P100M Infectious Diseases Center up for TLJPH

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Mark Golez, Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez and Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa led the groundbreaking rites of the P100M Infectious Diseases Center at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental.* Capitol PIO photo


One feature that we have learned to strengthen in our homes and offices as we navigate the challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic is redundancy. Making sure that our homes are resistant to the hiccups, failures and outages that