November 27, 2021

Bing: Greg ‘neutrality’ a sham

Mayor Evelio Leonardia and his Grupo Progreso tagged the declaration of neutrality of their former ally, Rep. Greg Gasataya, as a sham and a political deception, saying that the solon’s actions the past weeks indicated he is clearly with the


Bacolod SP supports Zubiri NIR Bill

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod expressed support to Senate Bill No. 2453 or The Negros Island Region Act filed by Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri. The Bill also enjoined all cities and municipalities comprising Negros Occidental and Oriental


Lacson, Ferrer join call to end VAW

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer have reiterated their full support the call for an end to violence perpetrated against women in Negros Occidental. “As we seek to foster consciousness against this violation


P2.1M in drugs seized in Bacolod

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than P2.1 million worth of suspected shabu have been recovered by the police in separate buy-bust operations on November 25, in Brgys. 16 and Bata, all in Bacolod City. Operatives of the Bacolod City Police


PRO6 chief warns erring cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Western Visayas police director Flynn Dongbo yesterday warned police personnel engaged in illegal activities to stop, before it will be too late for them. Dongbo, who visited yesterday the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and Bacolod


Woman found dead inside sugarcane field

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A woman, who succumbed to neck injuries, was found dead on November 25 inside a sugarcane plantation in Sitio Dautan, Brgy. Mambugsay, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified by the Cauayan police as Agnes Baloyo


Safe spaces

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and in recognition of the “rampant sexism and misogyny” in public spaces, the Commission on Human Rights on Thursday called for the full and effective implementation of Republic


Art Cove hosts inaugural exhibit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Two Negrense artists opened a back-to-back exhibit at the Art Cove, an art gallery and exhibition space of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, during the hotel’s formal opening at the SM City-Bacolod Mall Complex in Bacolod

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Hospital occupancy rate increasing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The occupancy rate of Cadiz District Hospital, designated as a COVID-19 facility in Negros Occidental, rose to 62. 67 percent, according to Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz. But Diaz said he noted

‘No vax, no ride’ for inbound travelers only – VTI

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Passengers within Negros Occidental are not covered by the “no vaccines, no ride” policy of the Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) that operates Ceres Liner passenger buses, as it only applies to travelers from outside the province,

Fighting legalism and formalism

We need to be keenly aware of these common dangers and do everything to protect ourselves from them and to fight them, since they will always be around, given our human condition here on earth. The secret again is to

Yanson matriarch, son re-affirm MSBTI, Bachelor Express leadership

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Businesswoman Olivia Yanson and son Leo Rey re-affirmed their leadership and management of Mindanao Star Bus Transport Inc. (MSBTI), and Bachelor Express. Inc (BEI), in separate annual stockholders’ meetings on January 15 and 16, respectively. During

Alert Level 3 for Negros Island

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two Negros provinces have been added by the Inter Agency Task Force to areas in the country that were placed under Alert Level 3 due to increasing COVID-19 positive cases. The Department of Health-Western Visayas

The power of a child

The devotion to the Santo Niño is one of the oldest and most popular devotions in the Philippines. Observed all over the country, the feast of the Santo Niño is colorfully celebrated in varied ways, expressive of the particular love