September 13, 2021

More hospitals lack manpower, beds

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City has issued an advisory on Sept. 11 that its allocated COVID-19 isolation beds have already reached maximum capacity. As much as we want to cater all


Tourism Month kicks off

The Province of Negros Occidental kicks off the 2021 Tourism Month celebration with Gov. Eugenio Lacson turning over the tourist restroom at the terminal area in the town of Calatrava including safety health protocol stickers for accommodation establishments and tourism


The kiss of Jesus

Today’s reading indicates a turning point in Mark’s gospel. For some time now, the disciples have been faithfully following Jesus as an extraordinary preacher and a powerful healer. Although they do not yet know him fully, they have an inkling


‘Free and brave’ vs. the COVID?

A bit of good news I heard recently was that Boracay is open again to tourists and vacationists. But is that really good news? Is there any assurance, not only from its government officials, but the Health Department that all


A learning crisis or opportunity?

Manila-based Asian Development Bank called on governments to focus on providing more support for teachers in developing economies like the Philippines to ensure that educational challenges are addressed. ADB said in its latest blog that increasing support for educators is


Vista Alegre house damaged by fire

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bureau of Fire Protection responded to a fire call at about 8:27 a.m. yesterday in Vista, Alegre, Bacolod City due to a fire incident that was started by a 13-year-old boy with down syndrome. Bacolod


NPC rolls out community pantry

The Negros Press Club yesterday spearheaded the rollout of a “Unity” Community Pantry for 200 residents of Barangay Vista Alegre in Bacolod City. NPC president Yves Montecillo said that the activity held at the Vista Alegre-Granada Relocation Elementary School (VAGRES)

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P100M Infectious Diseases Center up for TLJPH

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Mark Golez, Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez and Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa led the groundbreaking rites of the P100M Infectious Diseases Center at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental.* Capitol PIO photo

More BPO workers jabbed

An additional 1,999 employees of two business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bacolod City received their COVID-19 vaccine jabs in separate on-site vaccination activities held Saturday. Of the total number, 1,433 were employees of PanAsiatic Solutions, while the other 566

640 more Delta cases detected

Health authorities have detected 640 more cases of the more transmissible Delta, the dominant variant in the country, for a total tally of 2,708, the Department of Health reported on Monday. In a statement, the DOH said aside from the

Businessman donates P1M

Negros Grace Pharmacy president Ian Lo turns over P1 million worth of canned goods for Bacolod City residents in the presence of Mayor Evelio Leonardia (l-r)*

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