December 6, 2021

30% of DSB population still vaccine hesitant

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With 30 percent of its population hesitant to be vaccinated, Salvador Benedicto Mayor Marxlen dela Cruz wants to ban the entry of unvaccinated individuals in its seven public markets, and the non-renewal of contracts of municipal


Bacolod leadership cited as herd immunity in sight

A ranking executive of Bacolod’s task force against COVID-19 today cited that the inspiring leadership of Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran led to the success of the ongoing vaccination drive and city’s continued battle against the


UNegA, colleagues mourn death of Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Colleagues of the late EB Magalona Mayor David Albert Lacson, who are mourning for his passing on December 3 due to COVID-19 complications, described him as a “good public servant” and one of the strong pillars


UNegA endorses Lacson-Ferrer tandem

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The tandem of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer was formally endorsed by the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) during its general assembly on December 3 at the Manuel Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural


P217K in shabu seized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen seized more than P217,000 worth of suspected shabu in separate buy-bust operations on December 4 in Pontevedra and Talisay City, Negros Occidental, that also led to the arrest of two drug suspects. The buy-bust operation


Photo of the Day

GETTING READY. San Enrique fishermen waiting to take off as the tide deepens while the sun sets.* Nic Ledesma/CCN photo


Sacred history

Our gospel reading opens with a list of “who’s who” in the political and religious world of John the Baptist, as he starts his ministry in the desert. The use of precise historical references is typical of Luke in writing

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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.

‘Odette’ agri damage in W. Visayas now over P5-B

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit in Western Visayas (DA-RFU 6) will come up this week with the final damage tally caused by “Odette” to their sector which currently is estimated at P5.78 billion, almost a month since the

Two gun ban violators nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two more gun ban violators have been accounted for, following their arrests on January 16 and 17, in Hinoba-an and Victorias City, Negros Occidental, respectively, bringing to five the number of apprehended suspects since it was

Cadiz vaccinates 83% of target population

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Cadiz City has already vaccinated 83.75 percent of its targeted population, disclosed Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. City Health records show that 88,331 of its 113,093 target population are now fully vaccinated. Escalante said they only need

Gov’t-managed hospitals limit patient admission

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two main government-managed hospitals in Negros Occidental are limiting acceptance of patients due to COVID-19 infection of their staff, as well as nearing full bed allocated capacity. The management of Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital

Man abducted in Bago, farmer shot dead

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Unidentified suspects reportedly abducted a person yesterday identified by the police as Johnson Ciervo Garfil at Purok Margarita in Brgy. Abuanan, Bago City, Negros Occidental. The 32-year-old victim, who is a resident of Brgy. Ara-al, La