September 10, 2021

NegOcc adopts Diaz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental yesterday passed a resolution making lone Filipino Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz an “adopted daughter” of the province during its special session yesterday. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson also said that


Jover joins Victorias City mayoralty race

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Mayor Jerry Jover has declared that he is running for mayor of Victorias City, several months after Javier “Javi” Benitez, son of former Rep. Alfredo Benitez, also signified his intention to run for the same


LCP appeals state of calamity extension

The League of Cities of the Philippines has appealed to the Office of the President for the extension of the declaration of the state of calamity until June 30, 2022 to ensure that local governments will be able to continue


Go-Duterte no go for Bong

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Nationalist People’s Coalition Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he will most likely support NPC presidential and vice-presidential bets in the May next year elections, as a party member. This was after Lacson confirmed yesterday


Jaojoco denies VG run

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There is no truth to speculations that he is running for vice governor of Negros Occidental, Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco clarified yesterday. “One hundred percent. I won’t be running against Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer”, Jaojoco stressed.


Ordinance ups health workers’ allowance

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Sanggunaing Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved on third and final reading Wednesday the amendment of an ordinance increasing the allowance of barangay health workers (BHW) of Bacolod City. The ordinance authored by Councilor Cindy Rojas


Politicians reminded not to pay campaign fees

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the onset of the election period for May 2022 polls, the Philippine Army yesterday reminded candidates to be wary of the extortion activities of the New People’s Army. Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade


Oxygen concentrators donated

The Ponce Group of Companies and the St. John’s Institute (SJI) Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) donated four oxygen concentrators to the Bacolod City Government, during the vaccination drive at the SJI campus Wednesday. Of the four oxygen concentrators, three are from


Photo of the Day

VICTORY DAY. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson leads the celebration of 76th Negros Island Victory Day celebration at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City.* Capitol PIO photo


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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

Talisay CPDO closed for disinfection

Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares is informing the transacting public of the temporary closure of the City Planning and Development Office effective yesterday, until further notice. The temporary closure will give way for the implementation of the office-wide disinfection protocols as

Bar exam team conducts ocular inspection

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia received the Supreme Court Bar Examinations Ocular Team, led by lawyer Anna Mickaella Lingat, who is under Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, during their courtesy call at the Bacolod City Government Center Friday. As the

Duterte appoints Arevalo as new 3ID chief

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Maj. Gen.  Benedict Arevalo is back in Western Visayas, as commanding general of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. The designation of Arevalo as incoming 3ID commander effective September 6 was approved by President Rodrigo Duterte, as

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