October 6, 2021

Albee bares Asenso Bacolod ticket

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN After weeks of speculation, mayoralty bet Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez finally bared yesterday his Asenso Bacolod “unity ticket,” composed of old, new, pro or anti, and independent candidates, belonging to different political parties. Benitez said he


Grupo Progreso to file COCs today

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The candidates of the Grupo Progreso led by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia will be filing their certificates of candidacy (COC) today at the Commission on Elections-Bacolod Satellite Office after a mass at the San Sebastian Cathedral,


COVID deaths alarming: EOC-TF

The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) has expressed alarm anew over the COVID-19 situation in Bacolod City, following 168 recorded deaths in September alone due to the dreaded virus. Of the total number of fatalities, the EOC-TF records showed, 140


Negros Occidental to conduct mass COVID testing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental will conduct a mass testing of residents as part of its efforts to stop the spread of COVID 19, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson disclosed yesterday. Lacson said that they are


Earthquake swarm could cause landslides

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Management Program Division yesterday issued a warning against possible landslides in mountainous areas of the province after a series of earthquake swarms between late Monday evening to Tuesday. As of 2:30


Rotational brownout hits Negros, Panay

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros and Panay areas are now experiencing rotational power interruptions due to tripping of several power plants in Negros Oriental and Iloilo, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). In order to maintain


28 more safety seals earned

Twenty-eight more business establishments in Bacolod City have received their Safety Seal certificates from the city government last week. The Safety Seal Committee of the City led the awarding, with each of the companies receiving their certificates at their respective


Photo of the Day

INCOMING TEMPEST. Storm clouds gather in the distance as seen from a beach at Cadiz Viejo.* John Kimwell Laluma/CCN photo


Refining our spirit of penance

We have to be wary of the conditions nowadays that would tend to desensitize us from our constant need for penance and conversion. This, I believe, is the message Christ wanted to impart to us when he said, “Woe to

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Provincial gov’t awaiting booster shots ‘green light’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is now waiting a “green light” from the Department of Health to administer COVID-19 booster shot for its medical health personnel, after Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has approved the

Lizares twice infected by COVID-19

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Neil Lizares of Talisay City, Negros Occidental, was again infected by COVID-19, as Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr is about to complete his 14-day quarantine, after being hit by the virus also early this

Limited-ed Pale Pilsen IconiCan released

San Miguel Pale Pilsen continues to serve delightful bonding moments and unforgettable memories with its time-tested brew. Through the years, this iconic Filipino beer has brought people from all walks of life together, helping shape local culture through music, fashion,

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

Vaccination goes house-to-house

The Bacolod City government is intensifying its battle against COVID-19 as it implements the house-to-house vaccination campaign beginning October 20. “An intensified house-to-house vaccination will pave the way to herd immunity,” Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) executive director Em Ang