September 16, 2021

2 top NPA leaders neutralized, 10 others freed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The elite Special Action Force commandos of the Philippine National Police declared to have inflicted a major blow to the South West Front of the Komiteng Rehiyonal- Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor, following the death and capture of its top


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


NPC mourns death of 2 members

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Press Club mourns the deaths of two of its members, former radio anchorman Rushmore Ubas and sports writer Jerome Galunan Jr., who both succumbed to COVID-19 on Sept. 15. Galunan, 41, a sports blogger,


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)*


Kabankalan officials back Lacson-Ferrer tandem

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The tandem of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer also got the full support of all the Kabankalan City officials, Mayor Pedro Zayco disclosed. Lacson is affiliated with Love Negros, while Ferrer is


Taking care of our faith

“When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’” This was the reaction of Christ when a centurion who asked


Schools are opening!

A shocking bit of news yesterday reported that North Korea has been filing ballistic missiles. In what direction, I did not quite get, but doesn’t it seem so harsh of them to resort to engaging in wars with this pandemic


The creative economy

Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute, the multilateral lender’s think tank, urged the Philippines to come up with a comprehensive policy framework that would allow the creative economy to recover from the pandemic and contribute to sustainable development. ADBI said supporting


60-ft Holy Cross to rise at La Castellana park

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The development of the Mandayao Panorama Park, which is being envisioned by Mayor Rhumyla Nicor Mangilimutan as the tourism hub of La Castellana in Negros Occidental, continues with more added attractions being constructed, and the majestic

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Cayetano distributes financial assistance

Sixty-four Bacolod residents received financial assistance Thursday from former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano through his “Sari-Saring Pag-asa” and “Sampung Libong Pag-asa” programs. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia distributed the financial help to recipients in ceremonies held at the Bacolod City

Bacolod to start jabbing minors with comorbidities

Bacolod City will start vaccinating minors with comorbidities against COVID-19 on November 5. These minors are those who belong to the “Pediatric A3” priority group, or persons aged 12 to 17 years old and have comorbidities. “We have waited long

The need for transparency and sincerity

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.” (Lk 12,2) With these words, Christ is clearly telling us that there is no point hiding things from God since he knows everything. Neither

Bacolod farm schools get support

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod expressed its total support to the establishment of farm schools at Sum-ag National High School and Alangilan National High School in Bacolod City through a resolution it unanimously approved Wednesday. The resolution

Google PH study shows 5 trillion potential of digital economy

Given the opportunity to start a business with little capital through digital platform, economics consultancy firm AlphaBeta estimates that Filipinos could earn P5 trillion by 2030. The firm recently finished a study commissioned by Google Philippines to examine the economic

334 Negrenses avail of DOLE TUPAD

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 334 displaced and unemployed residents of Candoni, Isabela and Toboso in Negros Occidental yesterday availed of temporary livelihood through the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (Tupad)