November 4, 2021

All minors in NegOcc may now avail of jabs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Minors aged 12 to 17, even without comorbidities, may now avail of pediatric vaccination in all the 31 local government units of Negros Occidental, aside from three designated hospital venues and Negros Residences in Bacolod City,


No added restrictions for Bacolod

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod City is not imposing additional restrictions after it was placed under Alert Level 4 by the National Inter-Agency Task Force, Em Ang, Emergency Operations Center executive director, said yesterday after they were informed by the


Negrense pandemic warriors to be honored

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental will give honors to the anti-COVID 19 warriors of the province, which will mark the 123rd Cinco De Noviembre on November 5 at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod


WV crimes down by 43 percent

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Crime incidents reduced by 43 percent ion Western Visayas, from October 29 to November 2 this year, compared to the same period in 2020, regional police spokesperson PLt. Col. Arnel Solis yesterday said. Solis said that


Woman hacks siblings

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 58-year-old woman, who reportedly suffering from mental disorder, hacked her elder sister dead and caused injuries to her younger brother on November 2 in Sitio Candiacap, Brgy. Tapi, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Police said that


PTA officers endorse Grupo Progreso

The federation officers of the Parents-Teachers Association of Bacolod led by Windel Billones yesterday endorsed the re-election bids of Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran in a program held at the Forest Park in Barangay Taculing. The


Detachment in the life of a disciple

To be sure, a certain detachment from the things of this world and even from people is required of us if we want to be a true and effective disciple of Christ. He himself said it quite clearly: “If anyone


The PhilHealth mission

No wonder Thailand is such a popular tourist destination. I think it is the first, or one of the first countries to announce that they welcome tourists – so long as they show evidence that they are fully vaccinated. I


Election loopholes

Election watchdog Kontra-Daya called on the Commission on Elections to exercise its authority and resort to a “shame campaign” directed at candidates who have been campaigning even if not allowed to do so until February 2022. Kontra-Daya convenor Danilo Arao

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P1.05M in shabu seized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen have seized P1.05 million worth of illegal drugs and a caliber .45 pistol in separate buy bust operations on November 26 and 27 in Negros Occidental, that also led to the arrest of four drug

Advent and our ultimate goal

The gospel of the Second Sunday of Advent (cfr. Lk 3,106) somehow reminds us to appreciate the role of St. John the Baptist in the whole economy of salvation. It’s definitely a role that encourages us to be very clear

14,620 AstraZeneca jabs expire

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 14,620 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines with November 30 expiration dates have gone to waste after a local government unit in Negros Occidental refused to accept it, preferring to use other vaccines available with

29K+ Bacolodnons jabbed in 1 day – Bing

Bacolod City administered 29,047 jabs, including in this site at the Bacolod City National High School, on day 1 of nationwide mass vaccination that will last until Dec. 1.* Bacolod City PIO photo

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.

Benitez to accept Gasataya with ‘open arms’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, whose declaration of neutrality was described by Grupo Progreso led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia as a “sham and a political deception,” will be accepted with “open arms” should he decide to join