October 15, 2021

Felisa landfill hearing slated

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez has scheduled a virtual public hearing at 1 p.m. today to discuss the resolution of Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City regarding the operation of IPM-Construction Development Corporation (IPM-CDC) at the sanitary landfill


773 vying for NegOcc elective posts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 773 candidates are vying for various elective positions in Negros Occidental for the May 2022 elections, records of the Commission on Elections show. Of the candidates, three are vying for the gubernatorial post,


Salary increases for Capitol employees in 2022

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental can expect to receive a salary hike in 2022, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson disclosed yesterday. “Whatever is due to our government employees, of course, we will give it,”


Rebel linked to civilian murders arrested

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The long arm of the law finally caught up with an alleged member of the New People’s Army, who was tagged as among the suspects in the killing of four civilians, in Sitio Agit, Brgy. Trinidad,


Photo of the Day

FIRE. Volunteer firemen responding to a fire in a commercial building at Tindalo Street, Bacolod City.* Paul Timothy Yap photo


Fight or flight

According to the website health.harvard.edu, the “fight or flight” response is a combination of reactions to stress that produces well-orchestrated physiological changes. The heart pounds, breathing quickens, muscles tense and beads of sweat appear. This response to stress or danger


How about a trip to the moon?

Some people would think it is nothing extraordinary, but I would say that it one breakthrough in medicine that will be most appreciated by the whole world. And what do you think it is? The inventors call it the “needle-free”


Consider diversification

The Department of Science and Technology pushed for diversification at a forum held this week, saying it will be key in efforts to ensure food security, bringing into balance cash crops with staples needed by the population. Science Research Specialist

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NPA leader, 2 CPP cadres surrender

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Army reported yesterday that a squad leader of the New People’s Army and two other local cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines have surrendered to the 79th and 94th Infantry Battalions in

Gov’t sets measures vs. real estate scammers

The government has formally institutionalized its intensive drive and measures against illegal activities related to real estate property and other housing projects in the country. Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario signed a memorandum

Bacolod identifies 24 PUV routes under modernization plan

The city government of Bacolod has identified 24 routes that will utilize 1,099 units under a new local route plan during the implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). Mayor Evelio Leonardia said in a statement yesterday he

Typhoon Odette damages P2.6B in Kabankalan

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Kabankalan City, which was devastated by typhoon Odette in December last year, suffered P2.6 billion in damages to both infrastructure and agricultural crops. Elbert Javellana, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer of Kabankalan City, in his