September 6, 2021

263,580 Negrenses fully vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Incident Management Team head Zeaphard Caelian reported yesterday that 263,580 Negrenses have already been fully vaccinated, as of Sept. 1. Caelian however said that 79,910 more Negrenses are waiting for their second dose. Caelian said


101K NegOr residents fully vaccinated vs. Covid-19

A total of 101,364 eligible residents of Negros Oriental have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), as the government continues to ramp up its vaccination program. Data from the Provincial Health Office released on Friday showed that


San Carlos City turns over P5.4M in school supplies

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Education has received P5.4 million worth of equipment and school supplies, from the San Carlos City government in Negros Occidental, through the efforts of Mayor Renato Gustilo. Gustilo, accompanied by Vice Mayor Cristopher


Espino not forced out of party – Bing

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO No one had asked Bacolod Councilor Al Victor Espino to leave the Grupo Progreso Party nor was there any effort to ease him out as what appeared in a news article, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.



While Jesus performs many of his miracles with a simple word or touch, in today’s gospel, Jesus heals the man with a speech impediment in a most graphic and dramatic way. Sensitive to the man’s condition, Jesus pulls him away


Don’t take the risk!

Trust it to the Filipino to worry about Noche Buena fare even while dealing with a pandemic.  Reports in the news are now warning about hikes in the prices of Christmas goodies even if we have barely started October.  Well,


Weathering storms

A World Meteorological Organization report has found the Philippines to account for 75 percent of all deaths caused by weather, climate and water hazards in the Southwest Pacific region in the past 50 years. It its “Atlas of Mortality and

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The Punta Taytay area in Bacolod City has been a popular destination for people seeking open spaces for relaxation.* Dennis John Reyes/CCN photo

Guv sees Covid-19 cases breaking record soon

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson anticipates record breaking COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, noting that new active cases are hitting triple digits on a daily basis. As of Sept. 15, the Provincial Incident Management Team logged 2,201

Two slain soldiers get justice, says commander

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Justice has been served on two Army soldiers killed by New People’s Army rebels on April 3 in Brgy. Yao-Yao, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, following the capture and deaths, respectively, of some of their leaders in recent

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

Javi-Bantug tandem in Victorias gets support

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The tandem of movie actor Javi Benitez and Abelardo Bantug III for the mayoral and vice mayoralty positions in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, got the support of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer and

DOH6 upgrades NegOcc to Alert Level 4

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With continuous upsurge in COVID-19 active cases, the Department of Health Western Visayas has raised Negros Occidental to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 status, including Bacolod City. The classification, according to DOH-Western Visayas Center for Health and