November 30, 2021

Guv not inclined to lower NegOcc alert level

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the country braces for the possible entry of Omicron COVID-19 variant, which is said to be more infectious than the Delta variant that caused the surge in infections this year, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson appears


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


BFAR distributes 10 fishing boats in Victorias

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources distributed 10 fiberglass fishing boats to six organizations of fisherfolks in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on Nov. 27, as facilitated by Third District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez. Benitez and


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


The faith of the centurion

Remember that beautiful gospel episode of a centurion whose faith was praised by Christ? (cfr. Mt 8,5-11) He asked Christ to cure his sick servant and did not want to bother him by going to his place. “Only say the


The Age of Omicron

After imposing one of the world’s longest, strictest, and oftentimes most irrational lockdown and quarantine restrictions, the Philippines is finally starting to reopen and the way we are doing it is honesty quite scary. When I was at our local


What would Andres do?

On this day in the year 1863, Andres Bonifacio was born in what is presently known as Claro M. Recto in Tondo, Manila. The eldest among five siblings, he had to assume responsibility for his family when they were orphaned


Another oil price rollback set

Oil firms will implement price rollback on petroleum products starting today. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell said they will reduce gasoline prices by P1.10 per liter and P0.60 per liter on diesel products. Caltex, Seaoil,

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Lacson done with debates

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN One debate maybe enough for Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who is aiming for a second term as governor of Negros Occidental. Lacson, who participated in the virtual town hall debate organized by the UP Law Alumni

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

1,054 rice farmers get financial aid

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A total of 1,054 rice farmers in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental received P5,000 each from the Department of Agriculture’s Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). The financial aid distribution, which was held on Jan. 17 at Moises

Guv insists on RT-PCR test for inbound travelers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday shot down proposals not requiring inbound travelers negative RT- PCR test results. “Right now, I’d rather be safe and still request a negative RT- PCR. It’s being followed too

Business tax deadline looms

Bacolod taxpayers processing their business permits at the Business-One-Stop-Shop at the 4th floor of the Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City* CGS photo

Bacolod SP urges renewal of health worker contracts

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the prompt renewal of contract of service of local health workers in assisting the City of Bacolod combat COVID-19 virus and its variants. The resolution authored by Councilor Renecito Novero