November 19, 2021

Vaccination in tourist facilities eyed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is eyeing to establish vaccination centers in tourism facilities as part of its effort to further increase the number of vaccinated individuals in the province. This comes after Provincial Inter


SUC Mental Health Service Act passes HoR

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO With a 201-0-0 vote, the House of Representatives approved House Bill No. 10284 or the State Universities and Colleges Mental Health Service Act on third and final reading Wednesday. The bill authored by Bacolod Rep. Greg


Guv tackles gender sensitivity

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday called on Negrenses to aspire for the reduction of development barriers caused by sexism, may it be on personal, economic, or professional development. Lacson, who spoke at a Gender Sensitivity Training


1,000 bags of rice for Gasataya

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Businessman Ian Manuel Lo is donating 1,000 bags of rice to Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya as his birthday gift. Gasataya turns 51 years old today. “I know this birthday gift is valuable to him as it


God cannot be outdone in generosity

That’s right! The more generous we are with God and with others, the more generous God will be with us. This is just a simple law of ‘we reap what we sow.’ We usually sow just a seed, but with


Faced out

Finally! Face shields are no longer required in most parts of the country. It took almost two years, but the great and learned people responsible the country’s pandemic response have finally come to their senses and Filipinos no longer have


Another outbreak?

The Samahang Industriya sa Agrikultura (SINAG) is asking the Department of Agriculture to temporarily ban all poultry imports as the resurgence of bird flu in Europe and Asia may endanger the local poultry industry. SINAG said this should be done


‘Strokes of Bounty’ exhibit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Negrense visual artist Maymay Camarines is holding an ongoing solo art exhibit at the Artfull Gallery at 18th-Lacson streets, Bacolod City which opened on November 6 and will run until December 20. Featured in the show

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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 &

A Christian is always an apostle

We need to realize this more widely and deeply. If we want to follow Christ, if we truly consider ourselves as real Christians and not Christians in name only, we have to be like Christ, holy and with the burning


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

Negros Occidental tops WV jabs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental topped the three-day national vaccination drive in Western Visayas and even surpassed the target of 150,000 persons set by the Department of Health to be inoculated from November 29 to December 1. The DOH

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.

Marijuana plants uprooted

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen uprooted marijuana plants in two plantations sites discovered on November 29 in Purok Mangium, Brgy. Codcod, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. PLt. Col. Arnel Solis, regional police spokesperson, yesterday said that the two marijuana plantation