November 22, 2021

Mambukal to accept fully vaccinated local tourists

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government-managed Mambukal mountain resort in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, will soon to open for fully vaccinated local tourists. Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz disclosed on November 20 that the Mambukal mountain resort will start accepting local


Ceres buses resume NegOr, Cebu trips

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Vallacar Transit Incorporated that manages Ceres Liner passenger buses has resumed limited trips to Negros Oriental and Cebu, respectively, on November 20, with strict implementation of mandated health protocols, VTI media relations officer Jade Seballos


VMC extends milling incentives

Corporate giant Victorias Milling Company appears willing to lose hundreds of millions of pesos by extending additional milling incentives to attract individual planters to deliver their sugarcane to VMC for crop year 2021-2022, a press release from Vicmico Planters Association


S-PaSS not required for fully vaxxed travelers

Emergency Operations Center – Task Force executive director Em Legaspi-Ang yesterday clarified anew that an S-PaSS is no longer required for fully-vaccinated, Bacolod-bound passengers travelling by land, sea or air. Ang reminded port managers to follow the guidelines set by


‘Submit JO names, we’ll approve the budget’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Mayor Renato Malabor Jr. and his allies at the Sangguniang Bayan of Isabela in Negros Occidental, gave assurance on the immediate approval of the supplemental budget number 3 being asked by Mayor Irene Montilla, that


12,000 ‘Leni lugaw’ served

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Pink-clad supporters of presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo joined the nationwide “Palugaw ni Leni,” serving more than 12,000 bowls of rice porridge in 13 cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental. From fancy set-ups to mobile


Negros group supports Sara’s VP bid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Alliance of Broadcasting Committee, the instigator of the “Padayona Inday Sara” Negros movement, remains committed to support vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. Retired P/Col. William Señoron, who is the ABC convenor, yesterday


Teachers urged to get jabbed

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The chairman of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Education is urging teachers to get vaccinated in preparation for the resumption of face-to-face classroom instruction early next year. Bacolod Councilor Renecito Novero said many teachers have


Negrense artists in Visayas Art Fair

The Philippines’ largest abstract painting will be on display during the week of the first ever Visayas Art Fair at the Montebello Hotel in Cebu City on November 25 to 28. The fair, the first of its kind, will be


Rotary keeping shorelines cleaner

In their latest coastal clean-up, members of the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara and the Rotaract Club of Marapara were busy clearing trash at the weekend from the shoreline of Barangay 35 in Bacolod City’s Reclamation area. Assisted by members of

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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

Exporters group says digital technology key to recovery

The Philippine export industry is recovering from the pandemic’s impact and is expected to further grow as economies open worldwide while stakeholders embark on a digitalization and business continuity program. The lowering of the alert levels toward the full re-opening

Electric poles not for campaign materials

Central Negros Electric Cooperative is reminding candidates and their supporters not to post campaign materials on electric poles. The power utility firm posted the reminder on its social media page as the May 2022 election approaches. It cited Section 7

40 Bacolod sites for national vax days

It’s all systems go for the November 29 to December 1 National Vaccination Days with Bacolod City set to open up 40 vaccination sites in schools, barangays and malls for the three-day event as part of the government’s campaign to

P483T in shabu seized in San Carlos, Silay

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen seized P483,000 worth of suspected shabu from three drug suspects who were separately arrested on November 28 and 29 in cities of San Carlos and Silay, all in Negros Occidental. The buy-bust operation at Centermall

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