September 28, 2021

MOA granting allowances ratified

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod passed a resolution ratifying the signed memorandum of agreement between the City of Bacolod and the Department of Health Region VI concerning the granting of special risk allowance to qualified healthcare workers

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Grand vaccination drive on

The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center (EOC), thru the COVID-19 Vaccination Council (CoVaC), will hold a “grand vaccination drive” for two days this week – on September 27 and October 1. A total of 34 vaccination sites all over Bacolod

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UNegA to support incumbent La Carlota mayor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer yesterday said that the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) will support incumbent La Carlota City Mayor Rex Jalandoon in the May elections next year. Ferrer, who is the UNegA president, yesterday

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When our death can lead to our resurrection

The secret, of course, of having our death as a way to our resurrection is to die with Christ. Only with him can our resurrection, our victory over sin and death, take place after our death. St. Paul encapsulated this

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Grid tied

Last Friday I took a vacation leave from the office so I could be at home when the people from Ceneco finally said they would be coming over to my home to connect my PV installation to the grid. It

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Keeping the advantage

The European Union is prioritizing the implementation of the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), along with respect for human and labor rights, as a priority in trade relations with the Philippines. Speaking at the European Philippine Business Summit, EU

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Traffic enforcers dance off

Traffic enforcers showcased their dancing skills Saturday at the semifinals of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office’s (BTAO) first-ever dance competition. They were given five minutes each for their respective routines at presentations held at four different venues—Bangga Metal in Barangay

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Whale shark carcass found

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A whale shark, locally known as butanding, estimated to have been weighing two tons, was found dead inside a fish cage off the coast of Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. The discovery was reported on September 25 by

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SP resolution pushes CENECO refund

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is appealing to the management of Central Negros Electric Cooperative to account and settle thru refunds to its member-owner-consumers the differential amount caused by the recent extension of the KEPCO-SALCON Power Supply

Negros Occ, Bacolod get Moderna jabs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental and highly-urbanized Bacolod City yesterday received 73,400 doses of Moderna vaccines from the national government. Of the vaccines delivered by the Philippine Air Lines cargo flight, the 6,600 vials of

Man killed, 3 others injured in stabbing, hacking incidents

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 26-year-old man died, while three others were reported by the police to have been injured in series of violent incidents on October 24 in Negros Occidental. The lifeless body of Glenn Mark Longanilla, 26, was

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

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

90 public schools to hold pilot in-person classes: DepEd

Education Secretary Leonor Briones yestereday said there are now 90 public schools that “will be pushing through with conduct the pilot limited face-to-face classes” on November 15. In a Palace press briefing, Briones said the goal of the Department of