November 8, 2021

Bacolod tops pediatric vax drive again

Bacolod City remains the top performing local government unit nationwide in the ongoing vaccination campaign of minors aged 12 to 17 years old. This was disclosed yesterday by Dr. Edwin Miraflor, Jr., officer-in-charge of the City Health Office, who shared


Jabs for minors to go full blast

Buoyed by the wide acceptance of the ongoing vaccination campaign of minors and the recognition of the Department of Health citing Bacolod City as the top performer nationwide in administering Pfizer jabs to the 12-17 population, the local government is


Robredo promises better pandemic response

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Vice President Leni Robredo said she will prioritize the improvement of COVID-19 response initiatives in the country, as well as offer incentives to those who are hesitant to get vaccinated for their protection against the deadly


Outstanding Negrenses honored

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the honoring of outstanding Negrenses during the Pasidungog 2021 awarding rites on November 5 at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, as Negrenses marked the Al Cinco de Noviembre.


355,377 Negrenses fully vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 355,377 Negrenses, which is 19.47 percent of the target population, have already been fully inoculated as of November 7, with 465,926 others getting their first dose, or 25. 53 percent of the target,


Two killed in 4-vehicle road crash

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A vehicular crash which involved four vehicles on November 6 in Brgy. Pandanon Silos, Murcia, Negros Occidental, has claimed the lives of two motorcycle riders, police said. The two victims were identified as Julieto Cañete, 47,


Leonardia condoles with Caña family

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed his condolences to the family of former two-time independent councilor Lyndon Caña who passed away Thursday in a hospital in Bacolod City. Caña, 56, had contracted COVID-19 but had tested negative


Small farmers pick Grupo Progreso

The Bacolod Small Farmers Federation led by its president, Judy Inson Sr., officially endorsed the re-election bids of Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran in a program held at the Barangay Alangilan Gym Saturday. “We are endorsing

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Labor groups urge gov’t protections from lay-offs, bankruptcies

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Labor groups like GAWA are urging the government to adopt measures to prevent mass lay-offs and preserve business enterprises from bankruptcy. Like a raging tempest, COVID-19 has ruined and devastated the economic plight of the workers,

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

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

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

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

The faith of the centurion

Remember that beautiful gospel episode of a centurion whose faith was praised by Christ? (cfr. Mt 8,5-11) He asked Christ to cure his sick servant and did not want to bother him by going to his place. “Only say the