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 .


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.


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,


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,


‘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


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


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


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


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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GP requests watchers’ presence at voters’ registration

Grupo Progreso has requested the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow the presence of its watchers during the ongoing voters’ registration in Bacolod City. “Your accommodation of the watchers is a step towards preserving the integrity of the voters’ registration

Support for Lacson-Ferrer steamrolls

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The reelection bid of Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer tandem continues to gain widespread support from all local chief executives in Negros Occidental, following the meeting of Love Negros members on Sept.

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

Why we exalt the cross

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Christ (September 14) gives us the occasion to consider once again the importance of the cross in our life. Let’s savor some words of the readings used on that feast’s

Dumaguete port passes surveillance audit

The Bureau of Customs Cebu-Subport of Dumaguete, the first Subport to obtain ISO Certification, successfully maintained its ISO-Certified status after breezing through the Surveillance Audit conducted by TüvSüd Management Service recently. At the end of the Audit, TüvSüd’s Lead Auditor,

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