December 2021

NHA extends P90M assistance to Negros typhoon victims

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The rehabilitation effort of the provincial government of Negros Occidental on typhoon-affected areas got a boost after it received yesterday P90 million assistance from the National Housing Authority (NHA) John Leo Solinap, NHA –Region 6 Chief


Negros Occ may reach herd immunity by January

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN If there is no hindrance, Negros Occidental is expected to reach herd immunity against COVID-19 in January next year, according to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang. If not for the typhoon Odette, Tumimbang said the


Mambukal Resort temporarily closed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Mambukal Mountain Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental has been temporarily closed again for clearing and repair of damage caused by typhoon Odette. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said they are


Rizal Day activities set

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia will lead city officials and Department of Education executives in the commemoration of the 125th death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal today. The three-part program is anchored on the theme, “Jose Rizal: Inspirasyon sa


COS, JO workers to receive gratuity pay

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Good news for contract of service (COS) and job order (JO) workers of the Negros Occidental provincial government. President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday authorized the grant of gratuity pay to COS and JO workers in the government.


Relief ops in Sipalay City

The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists Inc. (PAMET) Negros Occidental Chapter and Project C.A.R.E.S. (Community Activities Reaching to Everyone through Services) Inc. through its outreach program Bangon Negros “Typhoon Odette” Relief Operations in collaboration with NOcPPO and PNP-Sipalay distributed relief


Perseverance in our commitments

The gospel story of Anna, the prophetess, (cfr. Lk 2,36-40) gives us the precious lesson of how important it is to persevere in our commitments. It that story, it is said that she was already advanced in years and never


Still high risk

As COVID-19 case numbers shot up by 11 percent globally last week, the World Health Organization warned that the risk posed by the Omicron variant is still “very high.” Although the Philippines claims to have detected only a handful of


‘Gugma’ exhibit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Various artworks of 20 Negrense artists are currently on exhibit at the Gugma Arthub and Coffee Shop at Hernaez Avenue, Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City from December 21 to January 15, 2022. Titled “Gugma” or love, the

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Manapla awards ‘Barangay ko, Love ko’ winners

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN From ten participating puroks, Zone 6 was hailed as the champion, bringing home P30,000 in cash prize during the recent cleanliness, gardening and beautification competition in Brgy. Purisima, Manapla, supported by the Victorias Milling Company (VMC).

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

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

Metro 3rd Balay Hilway advocacy pushed anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Rep.  Jose Francisco Benitez pushed anew the pressing need to purposively move forward as one and with urgency in the journey towards attaining inclusive, sustainable and resilient housing and human settlement programs, especially for the 3rd

Blood drive set

The Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade and Negros Occidental Filipino Chinese Amity Club will conduct a mass blood donation, on January 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Amity Building Hilado Street, Bacolod City, a press release from the

Alert Level 3 for Bacolod City

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The highly-urbanized City of Bacolod was added yesterday by the Inter Agency Task Force to the list of areas in the country placed under Alert Level 3 which will take effect from January 14 to 31.