November 18, 2021

No bus trips to and from NegOr yet – Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday clarified that bus trips to Negros Occidental from Negros Oriental are still not allowed, until such time that both provinces agree on health protocol guidelines. But Lacson said they are considering


UNegA to support one prexy candidate – Marañon

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The United Negros Alliance (UNegA) will only support one presidential candidate in the May 2022 elections, disclosed yesterday by its party chairman, Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III. Marañon said that UNegA members will have a


Gold, copper drilling operations resume in Sagay

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Marañon III disclosed yesterday the resumption of drilling operations of Tambuli Mining Company, in search of gold and copper in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, with an exploration permit issued by the Department of Environment


‘Non-payment of JO employees beyond my control’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The non-payment of salaries of 447 job order employees of the Isabela municipal government since October 15 is beyond my control, declared Mayor Irene Montilla. Montilla blamed it to the partial approval of the P3,393,717.28 supplemental


BTAO, TMU head should be concurrent – Ramos

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Councilor Dindo Ramos has authored a resolution requesting the Bacolod City Police Office director through the Office of the Mayor to consider designating the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head as concurrent head of the


Outstanding traffic enforcer awards pushed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO An ordinance institutionalizing the monthly recognition of outstanding traffic enforcers was passed on second reading recently by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod. Authored by Councilor Dindo Ramos, chairman of the SP Committee on Transportation and Traffic, the


Youth Safe Space soon at Negros Cybercenter

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday signed a deed of usufruct with the Negrosanon Young Leaders’ Institute (NYLI), for a year-long use of office space located at the 2nd floor of the Negros First Cyber


Let’s have proper focus in life

Considering that our life here on earth offers us a lot of things and options, plus the fact that we of course enjoy freedom, we need to be reminded that we have to learn how to have proper focus in


The face shield burden

President Duterte has finally approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to make the use of face shields voluntary in areas under alert levels 3, 2 and 1. A November 15 memorandum

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San Carlos acquires patrol-rescue boat

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The city government of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental has purchased a brand-new patrol and rescue boat to secure its coastal areas and for emergency purposes. The brand new 36 Interceptor Open Fast Patrol &

Imposition of 12% VAT by Primewater opposed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is strongly opposing the move of Primewater Infrastructure Incorporated through its Joint Venture Agreement with the Bacolod City Water District to impose a 12 percent Value Added Tax to water consumers of

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,

PACE backs mandatory vaccination for Capitol workers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) yesterday expressed its support to the mandatory vaccination of all Negros Occidental provincial government workers. PACE president Renelo Lastierre disclosed that they welcomed vaccination for government workers as a

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

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