October 2021

320 A3 teens inoculated in Bacolod

Minors aged 12 to 17, who have co-morbidities were inoculated at the Riverside College yesterday, as Bacolod City, through the COVID-19 Vaccination Council, started giving jabs to Pediatric A3 vaccinees. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia led the rollout, together with Emergency


77 minors with comorbidities vaccinated at TLJPH

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Seventy-seven young individuals took the lead of availing of COVID-19 vaccines during the pediatric inoculation yesterday at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental, with regular vaccinations to start on November 3.


Deliberations on for P3.25B 2022 Bacolod budget

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The 2022 Executive Budget amounting to P3.250 billion will be taken up by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod in a virtual special session on November 1. Next year’s annual budget is 25 percent higher than the current


Another coast guard station soon in NegOcc

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental will soon have two Coast Guard stations, as the Coast Guard District -Western Visayas District concentrates in maritime law enforcement operations, especially illegal fishing, disclosed yesterday by its commander, Capt. Edgar Ybañez. Ybañez said


Graveyard shift: Cops requested at Burgos cemetery

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod City Administrator Edward Joseph Cuansing has sought the assistance of the police regarding the reported rampant theft and vandalism in the Burgos Public Cemetery in Bacolod City. In his letter to acting Bacolod City Police


Photo of the Day

UNDAS PREPARATION. Graves are being prepared all over the country in preparation for Undas, such as this one at the Brgy. Granada public cemetery.* Alejandro Alvarez photo


Our blindness and our faith

That gospel character Bartimaeus, the blind man, gives us a precious lesson with respect to a certain blindness that we all have. Like him, we have to acknowledge our blindness and humbly beg Christ for a cure by repeating Bartimaeus’


Consistently poor ranking

Bloomberg’s latest monthly COVID Resilience Ranking placed the Philippines at the bottom of the list of 53 countries for the second month in a row, suffering the ignominy of being the worst among other Southeast Asian countries who were also


Bacolod, NegOr on Alert Level 4

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod City and Negros Oriental have been placed under Alert Level 4 by Malacañang starting November 1 to 14 this year. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque yesterday said that the Inter Agency Task Force approved the recommendation


Vote buying politicians will be arrested – CPP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Communist Party of the Philippines has issued a warning that politicians who will be caught in the act of vote buying will be facing arrest and reprimanded. Vote-buying is prohibited in the revolutionary areas because

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NegOcc keeps 1st place in Day 2 of WV vax drive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remains on top of the list on Day 2 of the three-day National Vaccination Day among all provinces and highly-urbanized cities in Western Visayas, in terms of vaccinated individuals, as of November 30. The

God’s providence

If there’s anything we can learn from that beautiful gospel episode of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (cfr. Mt 15,29-37), it surely is that God will always provide for our needs and limitations. He will, in fact, do

29K+ Bacolodnons jabbed in 1 day – Bing

Bacolod City administered 29,047 jabs, including in this site at the Bacolod City National High School, on day 1 of nationwide mass vaccination that will last until Dec. 1.* Bacolod City PIO photo

Advent time for planning and strategizing

It’s the season of Advent again, opening a new liturgical year. There can be many things that can come to mind with this season of Advent. For one, it’s a time of expecting and preparing for the birth of Christ

Reversion of Himamaylan hospital to non-COVID center sought

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the steady decrease of COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson wants the Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, reverted to a non-COVID hospital. “Its reversion would mean a

Negros Occidental tops WV jabs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental topped the three-day national vaccination drive in Western Visayas and even surpassed the target of 150,000 persons set by the Department of Health to be inoculated from November 29 to December 1. The DOH