September 8, 2021

DA: P5-M solar irrigation system for NegOr

The Department of Agriculture turned over the P5-M Solar Power Irrigation System to Barangay Tara Farm Family Association in Mabinay, Negros Oriental. The solar irrigation is the first in the province and the second in Central Visayas and is expected


How our attitude toward prayer should be

Of course, our attitude toward prayer should be patterned after the example of Christ who, in spite of the very hectic schedule he had to follow, always found time and the proper place to do his prayer. This point can


Air quality goals

COVID-19 lockdowns have brought rapid and “unprecedented” improvements in air quality in some parts of the world, with Southeast Asia seeing a 40 percent reduction in the level of harmful airborne particles caused by traffic and energy production in 2020.


Inflation hits 32-month high

Rate of price increases accelerated to its fastest since January 2019 at 4.9 percent last August but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains that inflation outlook remains broadly balanced and expects within-target level by end-2021. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno, in


New employment statistics out

The Philippines recorded its lowest unemployment rate since April 2020 at 6.9 percent in July this year. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday that July 2021’s unemployment rate declined from 7.7 percent in June 2021. In a joint statement of


AirAsia extends unlimited flights

As IATF Resolution 136-F allows interzonal travel from GCQ to GCQ or GCQ to MGCQ areas subject to restrictions of the local government unit of destination and strict health and safety protocols such as the presentation of a negative RT-PCR


Direct settlement framework for peso, yen eyed

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno has raised the possibility of establishing a direct settlement framework for the Philippine peso and the Japanese yen.   “BSP is keen on pursuing other areas of cooperation with Japan such as the establishment


Goin’ up, stay’ng up

ShapeUp’s Empress Mitos Seva Cooper opened her fab, fav ShapeUp gym at last, after so many months of renovations! This physical workout Mecca is located at the circumferential road right next to her Shell gasoline station and across the Preschools

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39% hike in WV wet season palay production eyed

Rice farmers in Region 6 are expected to attain a 39 percent increase in the production volume of palay this wet cropping season compared to the actual harvest of 865,923 metric tons in the same period last year. In a

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

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

BSP issues OPS standards

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued the governance policy for Operators of Payment System as part of the phased-in implementation of Republic Act No. 11127 or the National Payment Systems Act. According to the press release, the issuance further

CHMSC turns over PPE, soap, face masks to partners

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College turned over 500 sets of Personal Protective Equipment to its institutional partners who are in the frontline of the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in a ceremony held on September 16, 2021, at the

PH waters secure, PCG assures

The Philippine Coast Guard yesterday assured the public that it “sees no reason to be alarmed” after the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines warned of possible terror attacks in six Southeast Asian countries. In a statement, PCG Commandant Vice