September 11, 2021

Gold medalist Diaz honored

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental yesterday honored lone Filipino Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz by recognizing her as an “adopted daughter” of the province during an activity held at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in


Bascon to run for Himamaylan mayor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Board Member Ernesto Agustin Bascon yesterday confirmed that he is running for mayor of Himamaylan City, challenging incumbent Mayor Raymond Tongson. Prior to his announcement, Bascon said that he had asked permission from Gov.


Social pension distributed

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia attended to the senior citizens in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City as they received their social pension payout yesterday. Each recipient received P3,000 representing their social pension for the second semester of 2021 (July to December). A


Seeing through the eyes of Christ

We need to realize that we can only see things properly and understand them properly as well when we know how to see things through the eyes of Christ. This can be lesson we can derive from that gospel episode



According to the Constitution, the mandate of the office of the Ombudsman as protectors of the people is to act promptly on complaints filed in any form or manner against officers or employees of the Government and enforce their administrative,


Bacoleña places 2nd in vet licensure exams

Dr. Carmela Marie Bongco Lizares placed second in the Veterinarian Licensure Examination conducted by the Board of Veterinary Medicine in August and September 2021. Lizares’ rating of 84.52 placed her second among 275 other exam passers from all over the


‘Jolina’ leaves P286-M agri, infra damage

Typhoon Jolina has so far left a total of P286,772,948 worth of damage to agriculture and infrastructure as it swept through parts of Luzon and the Visayas. In its update as of 8 a.m. Friday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction


37.7M COVID doses jabbed

The Philippines has administered 37,728,114 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines nationwide as of September 9, the National Task Force Against Covid-19 reported on Friday. The National Covid-19 vaccination dashboard data showed 21,589,180 received their first dose while 16,138,934 have

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When positivity sucks

“I have never undergone a COVID-19 test ever since the pandemic began.” Does this statement make me a lucky person or does it make me a poor unfortunate soul? I guess it depends on how you look at it. On

Gov’t preps for vaccination of 12-17 age group

The National Task Force Against Covid-19, along with Metro Manila mayors, have started their preparations for the expansion of the Covid-19 vaccination program to the younger population, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said yesterday. Galvez said the so-called vaccination

Bayan-Negros rally held

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros and its allied organizations staged a rally at the Fountain of Justice in Bacolod City calling for justice for the victims of the Escalante Massacre during the 36th anniversary of the

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

Stamps feature Tokyo Olympic medalists

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released stamps celebrating the triumph of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist. The stamps feature Diaz’s winning moments in Tokyo on July 26, 2021 that made her a national sensation as

Medical frontliners to join protest

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Members of the Medical Frontliners Alliance of Negros (MFAN) will be joining a nationally coordinated protest on September 21 calling for the resignation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for failure of the government to grant