November 26, 2021

S-PaSS issue now settled – Diaz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The S-PaSS issue is now resolved and settled. The declaration was made yesterday by Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz after the Department of Interior and Local Government in Western Visayas issued a


Leonardia addresses League of Cities meet

Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday enjoined the country’s top city executives to work closely together to emerge triumphant in the continued battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Leonardia, the current national president of the 145-member League of Cities of the Philippines, also


Return of Clark-Bacolod-Clark flights eyed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The resumption of Clark-Bacolod-Clark flights is now being eyed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, after allowing 21 flights per week for three airline companies. Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz yesterday said that he and the


Advocates call for power sector reform

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Hundreds of clean energy advocates and representatives of labor, youth, and consumer groups marched together on November 24 to decry current policies and systems in the power sector that promote destructive and costly energy while failing


Rotary turns over isolation tent

The Rotary Club of Metro Bacolod (RCMB) turned over an isolation tent to Dr. Frank Tumaning and Anton Monfort, head for Operation and Chief Administration Officer, respectively, of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital last November 4. The project was


Some eschatological considerations

We should not be surprised that as we end the liturgical year, the readings of the Mass these days focus on the end times. They are not meant to scare us but rather to encourage us to be properly prepared



If we were Americans, it would’ve been Thanksgiving yesterday and today would be Black Friday. What makes Thanksgiving strange is that although Filipinos usually want to imbibe in everything American, very few of us would’ve been bothered with celebrating it


Sustainable tourism recovery

A recent report of the International Labor Organization showed that five countries – namely Brunei, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – lost a third or roughly 1.6 million tourism-related jobs last year. ILO said employment losses in tourism were


Solo exhibit: ‘Art by LD’

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A solo exhibit titled “Art by LD” featuring the works of graphic/visual artist Leizel Lacsao-Dator opened at the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros (AAB-N) recently and will run until December 7. The exhibit features 31 pieces of

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JV Ejercito admits uphill battle to Senate

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Unfazed by what he described as an “uphill battle” in the senatorial race, former Senator Juan Victor (JV) Ejercito yesterday said that he has still a mission to fulfill, which is the completion of the Universal

NTF warns LGUs over vaccine spoilage

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Some local government units would have to explain the spoilage of “a few hundred doses” of AstraZeneca vaccine that expired on November 30. The doses in question were part of the 1.5 million AstraZeneca vaccine donated

Photo of the Day

HARVEST TIME. Oisca rice farmers at Canlaon, Negros Oriental practicing the “Japanese” style of carrying harvested rice.* Nic Ledesma/CCN photo

NegOcc keeps 1st place in Day 2 of WV vax drive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remains on top of the list on Day 2 of the three-day National Vaccination Day among all provinces and highly-urbanized cities in Western Visayas, in terms of vaccinated individuals, as of November 30. The

14,620 AstraZeneca jabs expire

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 14,620 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines with November 30 expiration dates have gone to waste after a local government unit in Negros Occidental refused to accept it, preferring to use other vaccines available with

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.