September 4, 2021

Mayor willing to help ex-BACIWA workers

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said the city is willing to help resolve the woes of 50 terminated employees of the Bacolod City Water District, who were recently ordered reinstated by the Civil Service Commission .

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P2.6-M drug haul for August

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Coming from a dismal number of drug haul in July, the Bacolod City Police reported yesterday that they were able to seize P2.6 million worth of suspected shabu from 48 operations they conducted last month.

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CIDG joins cop’s death probe for swift resolve

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group joined the investigation to resolve the killing of illegal drug operative P/Staff Sgt. Joseph Nepumoceno who was gunned down along Rosario Street, Bacolod City Sunday. P/Lt. Col Jovil Sedel,

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PCL endorses Lacson-Ferrer tandem

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Councilor’s League – Negros Occidental chapter yesterday manifested its support to the tandem of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Ferrer as they both seek re-election next year. Provincial Board Member Ryan Gamboa,

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‘NegOcc COVID-19 spike triggered by Delta’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental yesterday said that the slight increase of active COVID-19 cases in the province could be attributed to the highly-infectious Delta variant. Lacson described the trend of Covid 19 infectios

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Province marks month of peace

Simultaneous community candle lighting and prayer activities were conducted Wednesday at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall, in Bacolod City to start off the observance of the Provincewide Peace Month. Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Capitol employees, multi-sector representatives, Negros Occidental

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We should be known as good workers

If we truly want to be good Christians, then like Christ we should be known as good workers. Not only should we be known by our eloquent words alone, nor by our lineage, good health and looks, etc. We have

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Vaccination without hesitation!

Did I hear it right? The report said that 120 schools in the United States are holding face-to-face classes. Now that is relatively new term to describe the normal way of holding classes, but I do admire the administrators who

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Defending plunder?

Malacañang’s defense of the alleged overprice of pandemic supplies worth P8.7 billion procured by government from an undercapitalized company which included an attempt to divert the issue of liability by comparing the amounts paid by the previous administration for similar

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NPC mourns death of 2 members

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Press Club mourns the deaths of two of its members, former radio anchorman Rushmore Ubas and sports writer Jerome Galunan Jr., who both succumbed to COVID-19 on Sept. 15. Galunan, 41, a sports blogger,

The kiss of Jesus

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SSS launches uSSSap Tayo portal

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Personal remittances rise 6%

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Dumaguete inoculates almost 50% of target population

The city government of Dumaguete City has inoculated close to half of its total target population against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a report from the City Health Office showed on Tuesday. The report showed that a total of 52,543

Bacolod logs 6 new Delta cases

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod City has detected six new delta variant of the COVID-19 virus which brings the total number of patients infected with the delta variant to 21. Bacolod City Administrator Em Ang, concurrent executive director of the