November 11, 2021

Negros Occidental still under curfew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Curfew hours will remain in Negros Occidental, but will be shortened, declared Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday. The retention and shortening of curfew hours in the province came after Lacson consulted the 31 mayors, with majority


23 Bacolod brgys COVID-free

Twenty-three poblacion barangays in Bacolod City were without a single case of COVID-19 infection during the last two weeks, covering the period from October 28 to November 10. This was disclosed yesterday by Executive Director Em Legaspi-Ang of the Emergency


Guv sets COVID booster priority list

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Persons with comorbidities and senior citizens will be prioritized in availing of COVID-19 booster shots, disclosed yesterday by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. But Lacson said they are still waiting a green light from the national government


Ex-BCPO chief takes WV command

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN P/Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo is the new regional police director of Western Visayas. Dongbo, who used to be assigned as director of the Bacolod City Police Office, yesterday replaced P/Brig. Rolando Miranda, who already reached the


Solidum endorsed to replace Sy

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya yesterday said he has already forwarded to the central office of the Nationalist People’s Coalition the endorsement of the Bacolod City councilors, who are former NPC members, of Marlon Solidum as replacement


Assistance extended to Bacolod residents

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About 1,000 Bacolod City residents availed of medical, burial and cash assistance facilitated by Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya at the Barangay Montevista covered court in Bacolod City yesterday. The recipients include the 111 residents of Purok


Scandals and the duty to give good example

In the gospel, Christ told us clearly that scandals cannot be avoided in this world. “Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur,” he said. “It would be better for him if


Faith, indeed, moves mountains

True to his word, our dear friend Edouard Garcia has started sending his column from Paris, where he is now based. Of course, we expect our dear “ELG” to continue sending his write-ups on Parisian life, but we can’t help


Freedom of thought

The biggest book industry alliance in the country has joined the voices expressing outrage over the recent move to remove “subversive” books and documents from state university libraries, warning that the purge would “raise a future generation that is ignorant


Army officer gets 3 medals for bravery

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army 2Lt. Levin Hayes Legaspi was conferred with three medals for bravery and heroic acts by Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, 3rd Infantry Division commander, during the 15th Infantry Battalion anniversary rites on November 8 in Cauayan,

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183 UNegA candidates to meet

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The United Negros Alliance will have its assembly on December 4 in Bago City, Negros Occidental, which is to be participated in by 183 UNegA candidates. UNegA secretary general Salvador Escalante Jr. disclosed that invited are

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

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

Yuletide truce not likely – Arevalo

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Divison has yet to receive orders from its higher headquarters if the yuletide truce will be observed or not during this Christmas season, its commander, Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, yesterday said. Most

Valladolid, Himamaylan hospitals revert to non-COVID designation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday announced the reversion of Valladolid District Hospital and Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, to non-COVID centers, noting that active cases in Negros Occidental have tremendously dropped