September 24, 2021

NegOcc logs 166 COVID deaths in September

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental logged 166 COVID-19 related deaths within three weeks of September, as the number of active cases continue to soar, Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz revealed yesterday. This is the worst


Airport holds ‘active shooter’, IED drill

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday held a four-hour full scale simulation exercises at the Bacolod-Silay Airport, aimed at preparing themselves to handle possible bombing and related


Flashflood hits 2 Cauayan barangays

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Flashflood hit two barangays of Cauayan in Negros Occidental on September 22, affecting more than more 500 residents, Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Officer Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian disclosed last night. Caelian reported that heavy rains


Leonardia pitches strong PPP vs COVID

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia underscored the need for a strong public-private partnership amid the continued threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to Bacolod City residents. Leonardia made the pitch when he recently met with officials of the Negros Occidental Filipino-Chinese


SP urges DTI-Bacolod to monitor medical O2

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sanguniang Panlungsod is urging the Department of Trade and Industry – Bacolod to strictly and closely monitor the sale, purchase and disposal of medical oxygen in certain retail and/or wholesale stores in the City


Photo of the Day

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, mid- to high rise property developments continue along Bacolod City’s main thoroughfare.* Luis Kilayko/CCN photo


God can call us in a surprise

That’s true! God can call us in a surprise. But that’s not because of God who wants to surprise us. Rather, it is because of us. To be sure, everyone is called by God because we are supposed to be


Voter rush

The number of people rushing to register to vote has been wild in the past few days and I honestly don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. The best thing about this phenomenon is that more


Into innovation

Although the Philippines slipped one slot from 50th to 51st place out of 132 other economies in the 2021 Global Innovation Index, the good news is the country managed to remain on the list of five nations that made significant

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San Carlos public market to bar entry of unvaxxed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Unvaccinated individuals are prohibited to enter the public market in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, effective November 30. This was stipulated in an executive order issued by Mayor Renato Gustilo, which requires all vendors inside the

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

Photo of the Day

SEA OF CLOUDS. The sun rises over a thick layer of fog which blankets the highlands of Southern Negros, in the Kabankalan-Ilog area.* John Kimwell Laluma/CCN photo

Concerns over skyrocketing fertilizer prices aired

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sugar producers yesterday expressed concern over the sharp increase in the price of fertilizer, particularly urea, which they said may result to low farmers’ productivity and affect government’s food security program. The National Federation of Sugarcane

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