September 14, 2021

DOH-CHD6: Bacolod high risk, NegOcc moderate

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remains at COVID-19 Alert Level 3, while Bacolod City is now on Alert Level 4, with health care utilization rate at high risk, according to a report of the Department of Health Center for


Armed men burn heavy equipment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Seven unidentified suspects burned a heavy equipment in Sitio Bulod, Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental on Sept. 11. PLt. Col. Romeo Vargas, Himamaylan City police chief, however, said that the suspects spared the heavy equipment


Grade 10 student dies, hazing suspected

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The three suspects who recruited a Grade 10 student in San Enrique, Negros Occidental to join a fraternity, strongly denied allegations that they were behind his death as a result of initiation rites, town police deputy


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


Leonardia meets brgy heads

Concerned over the three-digit figure rise of COVID-19 infections for  three consecutive days, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia called on 20 barangay captains for an urgent online meeting late last week to discuss the sudden surge despite the local government’s


Bacolod logs 6 new Delta cases

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod City has detected six new delta variant of the COVID-19 virus which brings the total number of patients infected with the delta variant to 21. Bacolod City Administrator Em Ang, concurrent executive director of the



One feature that we have learned to strengthen in our homes and offices as we navigate the challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic is redundancy. Making sure that our homes are resistant to the hiccups, failures and outages that


School in summer?

As I was starting to write this column, news flashed on TV that schools in the country will open in September. Imagine how happy students, especially those in the lower grades will be to hear that. Several weeks more of


Opening schools

United Nations Children’s Fund Philippines chief of education Isy Faingold urged the Philippine government to draw from the experiences of other countries in safely reopening schools because the costs of prolonged school closure outweigh its benefits. Faingold noted how Indonesia,


Scholars advised to spend wisely

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday exhorted student-grantees of the government’s Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) to spend their money wisely and not waste the financial assistance they received on any gambling activity because it is intended for their essential educational needs.

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Why we exalt the cross

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Christ (September 14) gives us the occasion to consider once again the importance of the cross in our life. Let’s savor some words of the readings used on that feast’s

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

Biado takes US Open 9-ball championship

Filipino Carlo Biado defeated Singaporean Aloysius Yapp, 13-8, in the finals to win the US Open 9-Ball Pool Championship at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA early Sunday morning. Biado’s never say die attitude paid off when down to

Support for Lacson-Ferrer steamrolls

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The reelection bid of Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer tandem continues to gain widespread support from all local chief executives in Negros Occidental, following the meeting of Love Negros members on Sept.

Uptrend in energy demand expected

Power demand is now showing signs of improvement, an indication of the country’s continued economic recovery amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, a top official of Aboitiz Power Corp. said on Monday. “Power is picking up this year coming from

Landbank, LTFRB improves PUV operator cash payout

The Land Bank of the Philippines has teamed up with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in the relaunch of the Service Contracting Program for public utility vehicle operators to ensure quicker and more efficient disbursement of cash payments.