October 20, 2021

Lower electricity rates for October

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. is informing its electricity consumers that the average residential rate for the billing month of October is P10.1788/kWh, a decrease of P2.0814/kWh from last month’s rate of P12.2602/kWh. CENECO acting general


‘Pacquiao hell-bent on running for president’

Filipino boxing icon-turned Senator Manny Pacquiao is determined to run for president, or nothing at all, disclosed yesterday by his spokesman former Rep. Monico Puentevella. “Pacquiao is hell-bent on running for president,” Puentevella said, with respect to Vice President Leni


VTI requests resumption of intra-island operations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the special flight for fully vaccinated individuals from Manila to Negros Occidental started, Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz yesterday said that the management of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) wants to resume


Ombudsman dismisses cases vs. Puentevella, et al.

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a string of cases filed against former Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella and several others, in connection with the purchase of 10 utility vehicles and road grader, splitting of


Cinco de Nov. visit planned for VP Leni

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo, the presidential standard bearer of broad political coalition 1Sambayan, are mapping out VP Leni’s visit to Negros Occidental on November 5. 1Sambayan and Negros4 Leni convenor Rafael Coscolluela yesterday said


Photo of the Day

MOUNTAIN BIKERS. More bikers are enjoying the mountainous roads and scenery in Negros Occidental, such as this one spotted in Brgy. San Fernando, Talisay City.* Renzi Juarez/CCN photo


‘Fortes in fide’

That’s “strong in the faith” in English. The expression comes from the First Letter of St. Peter (5,9) and is made also in the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (16,13) Both passages are made in the context


They’ll do it with ladders

Is political history repeating itself in the Philippines? When Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino was gunned down at the airport now named after him. His campaigners and loyalists turned to his widow Corazon “Cory” Aquino for the leadership they wanted, and surprise


Energy transition policy

As the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change approaches, the Philippines is encouraged to see to a faster transition to renewable energy sources as it could present opportunities for investments in the country as


OHS served 1,300+ COVID-19 patients

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The digitized One Hospital System of Negros Occidental has catered to more than 1,300 Negrenses infected with the COVID-19 virus since its inception in July this year, according to Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz Diaz also

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Talisay police gets new patrol vehicles

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Talisay City Police Station in Negros Occidental got early Christmas gifts in the form of four brand new patrol vehicles. Mayor Neil Lizares yesterday turned over two Toyota Hi-Lux vehicles and two Toyota Vios patrol

PH manufacturing PMI hits 8-month high in November

The country’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for November 2021 logged the highest score for the past eight months at 51.7, London-based information and analytics firm IHS Markit reported yesterday. Philippine manufacturing PMI in November increased from a score of

Real property tax relief pushed in Bacolod

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A resolution directing the City Treasurer’s Office through the Office of the Mayor to implement City Ordinance No. 953, Series of 2021 or an Ordinance Granting Tax Relief to Delinquent Real Property Taxpayers of Bacolod City.

Oldest Negrense centenarian in Murcia?

Local government officials came across an elderly resident who might possibly be one of the oldest living centenarians in the island of Negros. “At almost 110 years old, Lola Concepcion Lauron of Brgy. Damsite is still alert and can still

RAM-UGBI endorse Leonardia, Atayde

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM) – United Guardians Brotherhood Inc. (UGBI), yesterday endorsed the re-election bid of Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and congressional aspirant Dan Atayde. The endorsement was made by RAM-UGBI president Ricardo “Mustang”

Big-time LPG price rollback takes effect

In time for the Christmas season, consumers were greeted with lower prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at the start of December with a big-time rollback for the commodity this month. The reduction halted the five consecutive months of price