October 28, 2021

Virtual All Saints Day rites urged

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The executive director of the Emergency Operations Center is urging the public to conduct virtual prayer services or memorial services during the celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Former City Administrator Em Ang


Bacolod IATF, WV RIMT officials meet

Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, chair of the city’s IATF, who represented Mayor Evelio Leonardia, and Emergency Operations Center (EOC)-Task Force executive director Em Ang, received the officials of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD)-Western Visayas Regional Incident


P3.5M in shabu seized in San Carlos, Silay

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and policemen yesterday seized about P3.5 million worth of suspected shabu in separate buy operations in cities of San Carlos and Silay, Negros Occidental. The arrest of Emil Mariano


Cruising in these tricky times

In the Gospel, there is a part where Christ laments about people seemingly knowing a lot of things and yet failing to read the signs of the times and, thus, failing to make proper judgments and unprepared to meet our


Digital adoption

The ASEAN Digital Generation Report 2021 of Geneva-based World Economic Forum has found micro, medium and small enterprises in the Philippines as more inclined to shift their activities to digital platforms compared with their counterparts in Southeast Asia. Either MSMEs


Bing to students: study well

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has encouraged elementary, high school, and college students of Barangay 8, Bacolod City to study well in order to have a brighter future. “Education is the greatest equalizer. Even if a person is rich, if he

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Marijuana plants uprooted

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen uprooted marijuana plants in two plantations sites discovered on November 29 in Purok Mangium, Brgy. Codcod, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. PLt. Col. Arnel Solis, regional police spokesperson, yesterday said that the two marijuana plantation


Today the Church opens a new liturgical calendar with the four-week season of Advent. Advent comes from the Latin word, adventus, which means coming or arrival. Since it culminates with the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, the season of

Colmenares’ comments vs. NTF- ELCAC denounced

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Regional Task Force 6- Ending Local Armed Communist Conflict (RTF6-ELCAC) yesterday slammed former Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares, who is a Negrense, on his verbal assault against NTF-ELCAC, which he accused for the illegal

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.

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

NegOcc keeps 1st place in Day 2 of WV vax drive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remains on top of the list on Day 2 of the three-day National Vaccination Day among all provinces and highly-urbanized cities in Western Visayas, in terms of vaccinated individuals, as of November 30. The