September 7, 2021

Bacolod City Hospital gets additional funds

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya thanked House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco for the additional funds he committed for the construction of the Bacolod City General Hospital during the latter’s visit to Bacolod City and Negros Occidental on


COVID-19 cases rising anew in WV

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health – Center for Health and Development 6 reported that COVID-19 cases are rising anew in Western Visayas, especially in highly-urbanized cities of Iloilo and Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Guimaras and Iloilo province, from


Negros Occidental logs 2nd Delta fatality

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental logged its second fatality on highly-contagious COVID-19 Delta variant, a 40-year Returning Overseas Filipino. San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo reported that the ROF from Bahrain, with comorbidity, died due to complications on Aug.


Army’s 3ID in Visayas gets new acting commander

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Brig. Gen. Noel Baluyan yesterday took over temporarily the command of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division following the mandatory retirement of its commander, Maj. Gen. Eric Vinoya. Army chief Maj. Gen. Andres Centino presided over the


NPC to choose Sy replacement

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya yesterday said he is just waiting for the decision of the local members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in Bacolod City headed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia as to who will replace


Photo of the Day

LANDSCAPING COMPETITION. The La Carlota City Police Station adjudged as first place in the NOCPPO’s landscaping contest in the city category, while La Castellana Police Station tops the municipal category.* PNP photo


Oh, those fault-finders, negative thinkers, etc.

Let’s be wary of our tendency to be fault-finders, negative thinkers, incorrigible critics, etc. This tendency usually springs from a brand of righteousness that is not properly rooted on the real source of righteousness who can only be God, as


The “Ber” months

It feels like a lifetime ago when some of us we were looking forward to the day when the calendar would change in the hope that 2021 would be better than 2020. Now that most of 2021 has passed and


Budget priorities

The Filipino health care workers already up in arms over their long delayed benefits such as their special risk allowance (SRA) that has not yet been fully distributed by the Department of Health in the midst of a raging pandemic


Another lady police chief for Negros city

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Police Office has another city police chief in the person of Lt. Col. Joem Malong. Malong, former spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 6, yesterday replaced Lt. Col. Joel Batusbatusan as police chief

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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

Lacson-Ferrer tandem gets Metro Third backing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Metro Third District mayors also joined the bandwagon supporting the reelection bid of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer. At the same time, the mayors of 3rd District composed of Mark Golez

41M+ vax doses delivered

The Philippines has administered 41,247,552 doses of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide as of Sept. 18, the National Task Force Against Covid-19 reported on Sunday. Based on the National Covid-19 vaccination dashboard data, there are 22,771,602 Filipinos who have received the first

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,