January 3, 2022

Internet service restoration at 70%

Executives of Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Friday, said they have restored 70 percent of their internet service and assured Mayor Evelio Leonardia and the people of Bacolod it will be fully operational again in, at least,


Son kills pa, 2 others die on Jan 1

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A 76-year-old widower was killed allegedly by his own son on January 1 in Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City in Negros Occidental, as Negrenses welcomed the year 2022. The victim identified by the Talisay City police as


TLJPH powers up P30M hospital waste decomposer

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The P30 million hospital waste disposal facility at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental, is now ready for use after Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led its ceremonial powering up on December


4 former rebels get financial assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four more former members of the New People’s Army received P20,000 worth of Livelihood Settlement Grant from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Army’s 94th Infantry Battalion reported yesterday. The financial assistance was turned


Mayor Bing delivers New Year message

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia is wishing the people of Bacolod a bountiful and progressive New Year. “It’s been a roller coaster of a ride the past 12 months. We have yet to come out of the woods because the threats


Photo of the Day

The relief operations of PCG-Western Visayas continues as BRP HABAGAT delivered 600 pails of relief goods intended for southern Negros.*PCG photo


Our constant need for conversion

“Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Mt 4,17) Words of Christ. We have to be realistic about ourselves and acknowledge our sinfulness and the constant need for conversion and penance. This is an important matter to attend


The star within

The story of the Magi is among the best loved stories of all time. We commonly refer to them as the Three Kings who came from the East to pay homage to the newborn Messiah in Bethlehem. It is not

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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

Quarantine facility occupants increasing

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The occupants of two major quarantine facilities of Negros Occidental provincial government increased to 244 as of January 11, after being empty in mid-December last year, Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz reported

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

Humility amid greatness

If there’s one precious lesson we can learn from our devotion to the Sto. Nino, it should be about how we should be humble even if we know we have the greatest dignity among God’s creatures. Such humility would truly

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

SEC adopts zero F2F setup

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is implementing a zero face-to-face transaction policy in its offices in Metro Manila starting January 13 until further notice, in light of the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country. In