October 13, 2021

Norway’s piece of a prize

I literally broke into tears when I woke up the day after Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize. Can you imagine what that means? Dahlinks, the world finally knows Filipinos can have brains! We’ve been deluged with globally known


P5B budget for submission to NegOcc SP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental is expected to start the deliberation of the proposed P5 billion budget for 2022 by the third week of October this year. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that they


Antigen testing hampered by lack of personnel

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The lack of personnel hampered the conduct of the expanded contact tracing through the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) all over the province, admitted Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday. The ongoing massive vaccination activities in all towns


12 new Delta variant cases in Bacolod

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has recorded 12 new cases of delta variant of COVID-19 in Bacolod City. Dr. Chris Sorongon, EOC deputy for medical data and analysis, yesterday said three of the patients come from


Army intel operative found dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An Army intelligence operative was found dead yesterday at the BREDCO Port in Brgy. 12, Bacolod City. He was identified by the police as Jimmy Peña of Capiz province. P/Col. Joseph Thomas Martir, officer-in-charge of the


7 Escalante barangays get farm tractors

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Seven insurgency-cleared barangays in Escalante City, Negros Occidental got brand-new, heavy-duty farm tractors, through Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) of the National Task Force in Ending Local Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd


4th placer chemical engineer praised

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia congratulated yesterday Bacolodnon Justine Valero Cientos for placing number 4 in the Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination last October 3 to 5. Justine’s performance in the PRC-administered licensure examinations certainly serves as an


Photo of the Day

GLOOMY. An early morning sight at the National Highway along Don Salvador Benedicto amidst the foul weather in recent days.* Rafael Vidaurrazaga Tan/CCN photo


Prayer keeps our love burning

If we understand that prayer is what keeps us always in contact with God who is the very essence of love, then we should realize that we indeed need to pray all the time. Prayer should not be understood merely


Preparing for unreachable heights

Did I read it right? An item flashed on TV the other day said that Joe Biden is not popular with black Americans. However, I did not see any follow-up story explaining why that is so. In this day and

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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

Negros joins nationwide caravan for VP Leni

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental joined the nationwide people’s caravan on October 23, in support to the presidential and vice-presidential bids, respectively, of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, where more than 500 vehicles participated in

Sagay City gets P153.5M port

The P153.5 million Sagay City feeder port inaugurated on Oct. 20, attended by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and other government officials, as well as representatives of the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas.* Capitol PIO photo

300 vehicles expected to join Leni caravan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Organizers of the Laban Leni Negros Occidental (LLNO) are expecting 300 vehicles to join the Para Kay Leni caravan on October 23 in Negros Occidental. LLNO spokesperson Pinky Mirano Ocampo is appealing for patience and support,

Developing unity and consistency in our life

While Christ was always patient, compassionate, merciful and the like with everyone, we cannot deny that there were occasions that he showed anger and expressed some lamentations. He even did this with his disciples, and especially with those self-righteous leading