November 3, 2021

Day 1 of pediatric jabs: Bacolod tops nation

Bacolod City had the highest number of teeners inoculated nationwide in a single venue during the maiden run of the Pediatric A3 vaccination program on Friday. Official data from the Department of Health provided by the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force


Leonardia appeals Alert Level downgrade

Pointing out that the COVID-19 attack rate in Bacolod is declining the last two weeks of October, Mayor Evelio Leonardia had requested Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to downgrade the city’s status to Alert Level 3 from November 1 to


Guv, provincial officials to welcome VP Leni

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson will lead provincial government officials in welcoming Vice President Leni Robredo during her scheduled visit on November 5 at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City, disclosed yesterday by Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz.


Pedia vaccinations continue in Negros

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The pediatric vaccination of minors with comorbidities is slated to resume today and November 4 at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental, with two other hospital venues to follow, Provincial Inter


Satellite offices for BM’s pushed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The establishment of satellite offices for board members in the six localities of Negros Occidental 5th district is being pushed by board member-aspirant Patrick Miguel Montilla. Through this way, Montilla, a former councilor of Isabela, said


Magnitude 4.1 quake jolts southern Negros

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An earthquake measuring 4.1-magnitude jolted southern Negros shortly before yesterday, a report of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tremor that struck at 11:58 a.m. originated 18 kilometers northwest of Sipalay City


From abandonment to apostolic zeal

It’s intriguing to note that when Christ sent out his disciples in pairs to prepare his coming to the different towns, he commanded them to “carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals, and to greet no one along the


Of saints and souls

It didn’t seem like a complete year because we had to miss one of the most important feast days, not only for Catholics and other religions, but as well as for those who profess to be “free thinkers” with no


Deforestation on the forefront

The two-day climate summit attended by world leaders in Glasgow, Scotland will conclude with a multibillion dollar pledge to end deforestation by 2030. The pledge was to be issued at the UN’s COP26 conference, which will continue for another fortnight


Love-Negros, UNegA support Asenso Victoriahanon slate

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Both the Love Negros and United Negros Alliance (UNega) have expressed their endorsement and rallied support for the Asenso Victoriahanon led by Javier Miguel “Javi” Benitez during a recent Leaders Assembly held at the Victorias Coliseum

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Reversion of Himamaylan hospital to non-COVID center sought

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With the steady decrease of COVID-19 cases in Negros Occidental, Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson wants the Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, reverted to a non-COVID hospital. “Its reversion would mean a

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

40 Bacolod sites for national vax days

It’s all systems go for the November 29 to December 1 National Vaccination Days with Bacolod City set to open up 40 vaccination sites in schools, barangays and malls for the three-day event as part of the government’s campaign to

BFAR distributes 10 fishing boats in Victorias

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources distributed 10 fiberglass fishing boats to six organizations of fisherfolks in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on Nov. 27, as facilitated by Third District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez. Benitez and

Lanai resto to open

Surrounded with tropical plants, the Lanai offers a tranquil and close-to-nature dining experience, said owner Ramon “Chinchin” Uy Jr. Lanai by Fresh Start is a casual dining farm to table restaurant that uses produce of organic farmers, local artisans, and

Talisay, San Enrique players top Negros open chess tourney

Chess players from Talisay City and San Enrique are champions of this year’s Negros Open Chess Tournament or the 2nd Governor’s Cup Chess Tournament (12 -14 years old and 15 – 17 years old categories). Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson