October 12, 2021

DOH6 downgrades NegOcc to Alert level 3

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Health- Western Visayas downgraded the risk classification of Negros Occidental Alert Level 3, while the highly-urbanized Bacolod City remains at Alert Level 4. Areas under alert level 3 are those with high case


Benitez mulls province-wide contact tracing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Without any sign that COVID-19 active cases in Negros Occidental are decreasing in numbers, Provincial Consultant on Economic Affairs and Investment Alfredo “Albee” Benitez is mulling the possibility of expanding the contact tracing through the Rapid


Oxygen suppliers urged to prioritize hospitals

The Bacolod City government has urged the supplier of medical grade oxygen to prioritize their production and distribution for hospitals as admission of patients with severe COVID-19 illness increases. Concerned with the situation, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia met with local


Solidum to replace Sy

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) has recommended one if its local members in Bacolod City as replacement for the late Councilor Elmer Sy in the City Council, Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said yesterday. Familiaran


Another Capitol employee succumbs to COVID-19

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Another employee of the Negros Occidental provincial government employee succumbed to COVID-19 on Sunday, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz disclosed yesterday. Diaz said the female employee, who is assigned as cashier at the Valeriano Gatuslao District Hospital


Photo of the Day

CLEARED. The national highway at Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental being cleared of fallen trees and debris by policemen and other community helpers.*PNP photo


Think of the COVID instead

I felt as if I was the one honored when I read the news about Maria Ressa receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for Journalism. At last, the great awarding institution for distinguished achievements in journalism has been recognized, and not


Party upgrade

In my previous article I was discussing how outdated and irrelevant the concept of the political party has become to non-politicos and tried to explore ways to make it better or replace it with a better system. It was already


Winning in the Philippines

The announcement of the Norwegian Nobel Committee that decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov cited their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.


PNP prepares for All Saints’, All Souls’ days

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 yesterday ordered various provincial and city police offices in Western Visayas to prepare for All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days on November 1 and 2, after securing Comelec offices during the

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Market vendors endorse Grupo Progreso

The close to 1,000-strong Burgos Public Market vendors yesterday, endorsed the re-election of both Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and his running mate, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran. The vendors, who belong to four associations, also threw their solid support

Eased travel restrictions good for property market

The easing of travel restrictions, especially for foreigners, has positive impacts on the Philippine real estate market, a property advisory firm said. Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC) chief executive officer David Leechiu said one of the positive outcomes of relaxing travel

SP tackles CENECO refund reso

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Energy and Public Utilities will hold a virtual committee hearing at 10 a.m. today concerning the resolution authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., urging Central Negros Electric Cooperative to refund

178K PUV drivers to benefit from P1-B fuel subsidy

Some 178,000 bonafide public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers are set to benefit from the P1-billion fuel subsidies that will be released through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).  This, as global oil prices continue to rise to over

DOF cites LGU role in economic recovery

Local government units (LGUs) play a vital role in restoring consumer confidence and domestic demand, which are among the key factors in the domestic economy’s recovery, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said yesterday. In his speech during the Bureau of

417,000 Negrenses vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz reported yesterday that about 417,000 of the 1.8 million Negrenses targeted for inoculation have already been vaccinated as of this time. The Department of Health-Western Visayas Center