November 10, 2021

Non-essential malling for minors not yet allowed

Emergency Operations Center-Task Force clarified that non-essential entry of minors or persons under 18-years-old inside the malls and other establishments is not allowed as Bacolod City is still under Alert Level 4. “We are still on Alert Level 4 as


VP Leni tackles sugar industry concerns

Vice President Leni Robredo directly addressed five key concerns of the sugar industry in a meeting with representatives of the sugar industry on November 5 in Bacolod City. Robredo, in the signed message she released yesterday, said that the Sugar


‘We only have 15 new COVID cases today’

Bacolod City booked only 15 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, as the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force disclosed that based on real time data, 84 percent of Bacolodnons have already received their first dose of the vaccine. Dr. Chris Sorongon, EOC-TF deputy


Offshore wind energy project in EB Magalona eyed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A company engaging in the development of offshore energy projects in the Philippines is eyeing EB Magalona town as a possible site for sources of renewable energy. The Triconti Windkraft Group (TWG), an alliance between Filipino-Swiss


P110M TUPAD assistance for Bacolod, Negros in 2022

Labor Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello (4th from left), confirms his intention to run for senator as a substitute candidate, with Iloilo Rep, Jam Jam Baronda, former Rep. Mercedes Alvarez, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva and Rep. Gerardo Valmayor during the distribution of financial assistance at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City.* GPB photo


Solar lights, water pumps distributed in Talisay

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A solar-powered street lighting project of 3rd district Rep. Jose Francisco “Kiko” Benitez was launched on November 7 in the former rebel-infested upland barangay of Katilingban in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Benitez, accompanied by his wife,


Labor secretary distributes financial assistance

More than 200 Bacolodnons received financial assistance yesterday, from Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who handed over the cheques to Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers Program or TUPAD recipients, in ceremonies held at the Forest Park Water Garden Resort


Safety seal certificates awarded

Eleven establishments found to be compliant with minimum public health standards received their Safety Seal Certificates from the Bacolod City government Monday. The new Safety Seal recipients included Jollibee – Lopue’s East Centre; Jollibee Bonifacio; UCC Coffee; School for Creative

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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,

3 South Africans, Negrense ROF negative for COVID

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The three foreigner consultants of BioPower Company in Negros Occidental who are South Africans, tested negative for COVID-19, according to Provincial Incident Management Team head Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian. The three foreign consultants of BioPower, arrived in

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


One of the less funny issues that blew up last week was the ugly spat between the government officials of Bacolod City and the province of Negros Occidental over the S-PaSS requirement. The trouble stemmed from conflicting policies regarding the

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