October 16, 2021

Cemeteries closed Oct. 30-Nov. 2

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN All memorial parks, cemeteries and columbaries in Negros Occidental will be closed again to the public from October 30 to November 2, as COVID-19 active cases have shown no sign of decreasing. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson


Relaxed domestic travel restrictions welcomed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Air Lines expects more local government units to ease travel restrictions as the government ramps up the nationwide vaccination drive, and allows point to point travel for all ages, provided seniors, pregnant women and


P20M DOLE grant for Bacolod workers

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is giving a P20-million grant to Bacolod workers through its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers, or the TUPAD, Program. The DOLE-TUPAD assistance was relayed by Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara


52 ex-rebels avail DTI assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Fifty two former rebels in Negros Island have availed of livelihood kits from the Department of Trade and Industry, through its Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay program, which was separately distributed in San Carlos City, Negros Oriental,


Sipalay DepEd office closed for disinfection

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Education Division Office in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, has been temporarily closed since October 14 for disinfection after four of its personnel tested positive for COVID-19, disclosed yesterday by City Executive Assistant Dionelo


Photo of the Day

MOUNTAIN VIEW. A farmer and his carabao take a break to enjoy the view at Dalayapan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.* Nicky Ledesma/CCN photo


When driven by unbelief and hatred

Yes, when one is driven by unbelief and hatred, he is likely to fall into self-contradiction. This was illustrated in that gospel episode where some of the crowd reacted to Christ’s driving away a demon from a possessed person in


Who will blink first?

The best news report I encountered this week was that a Dutch company is doing research that will lead to painless needle-free injection! How wonderful it would be if medication can be administered without having to “stab” someone with a


Losing rule of law

The 2021 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index ranks the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte at a miserable 102 out of 139 countries in terms of rule of law. The latest ranking completes a 51 place dive in the

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HoR increases TLJPH bed capacity

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The House of Representatives yesterday approved House Bill 10463 on third and final reading, which seeks to increase the bed capacity of the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental. Third District Rep.

183 UNegA candidates to meet

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The United Negros Alliance will have its assembly on December 4 in Bago City, Negros Occidental, which is to be participated in by 183 UNegA candidates. UNegA secretary general Salvador Escalante Jr. disclosed that invited are

Donation of BCGH site followed up

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said they are considering the donation of a 3.5-hectare in Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City as a possible site for the establishment of the Bacolod City General Hospital. Gasataya said he has

1st batch of polymer banknotes expected April ‘22

The first batch of Philippine peso banknotes will arrive in the country by April next year, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said in a briefing yesterday. Diokno said the BSP and the Reserve Bank of Australia and

Electric poles not for campaign materials

Central Negros Electric Cooperative is reminding candidates and their supporters not to post campaign materials on electric poles. The power utility firm posted the reminder on its social media page as the May 2022 election approaches. It cited Section 7

2 drug suspects nabbed in Silay

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two drug suspects were arrested on December 2 by the police during a buy-bust operation at Mallery Subdivision, Brgy. Lantad, Silay City, Negros Occidental, that also yielded P54,000 worth of suspected shabu. Nabbed by the police