September 23, 2021

‘Stop congestion charges, refund customers’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Energy Regulatory Commission, in response to complaints of Western Visayas electric consumers on significant increase in the electricity rates originating from the damaged submarine cable of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, ordered the


CLMMRH hiring additional staff

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital is hiring an additional 547 hospital staff with the approval of RA 11441 increasing the bed capacity of the regional hospital to 1,000 beds. Dr. Julius Drilon, CLMMRH Chief


Himamaylan hospital designated as COVID facility

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has issued a memorandum formally designating Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital in Himamaylan City as COVID-19 center in Negros Occidental. This brings to three the number of COVID-19 facilities in the


Swab tests for Love Negros members conducted

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A mass swab testing among several Love Negros members, will be conducted on September 23 at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental, after two of its affiliated mayors tested positive for


3 found dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three men were separately found dead in Negros Occidental on September 20 and 21, one of them killed in a shooting incident. Three unidentified armed men shot and killed Dionie Dada, 43, in Sitio Winaswasan, Brgy,


Photo of the Day

LOW LEVEL. The majestic Mount Kanlaon, the highest peak in Visayas, is currently under alert level 1 (low-level unrest) by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.* John Kimwell Laluma/CCN photo


We are meant to be the world’s light

To be truly Christian, we should be what Christ wants us to be—light of the world. As such we have to learn how to give good example to others, obviously with the proper motive and purpose. Christ pointed this out


Bing rallies marginal folk: Get vaccinated

Mayor Evelio Leonardia today rallied senior citizens and other Barangay Banago residents belonging to the urban poor sector to get inoculated soonest and help educate their families about COVID-19 as their contribution to the city government’s campaign against the pandemic.


VMC widens canal for flood control

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Residents and officials of Brgys. 16A and 19A in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, thanked the Victorias Milling Company for clearing, widening and deepening of the canal that spans the two barangays, which always being flooded during


Former RPA-ABB rebels in NegOcc receive livelihood aid

Members of the Kapatiran para sa Progresong Panlipunan Inc. (Kapatiran) based in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental continue to receive more livelihood assistance from the government through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. The beneficiaries are former rebels under the

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Makati prosecutor usurped Bacolod court – lawyer

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Office of the City Prosecutor of Makati found probable cause against Atty. Anna Isabella Galvez for one count of falsification and one count of perjury in relation to the 2020 General Information Sheet (GIS) of

Manapla, Toboso complete P87M infra projects

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The P87 million worth of infrastructure projects were turned over by the Department of Agriculture and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to the local government units of Manapla and Toboso in Negros Occidental, after the series of

DOE wants to tap oil excise tax for subsidy

The Department of Energy (DOE) eyes to tap the proceeds from the excise tax on petroleum products as fuel subsidy amid rising pump prices. In a press conference yesterday, DOE Assistant Secretary Gerardo Erguiza Jr. said there is a provision

Fourth time in Gordes

If not for Imperial Manila-bred gurls Melissa Lopez and Karen Litré, I wouldn’t have had the chance to love this part of France. Gordes is in the Provence-Luberon area. The first time was part of Miren Lopez Zayco’s family group

Duterte clears Tan from drug list

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A prominent Bacolod City businessman has been cleared from any involvement in illegal drug activities, as recommended by the Inter Agency Drug Information Database Committee, which was also approved by President Rodrigo Duterte. Interior and Local

Gov’t to lose P131B if fuel excise tax deferred

Around P131.4 billion worth of government revenues are seen to be lost in 2022 if the proposed suspension of excise tax on petroleum products will be passed by lawmakers, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. Specifically, around P24.7 billion