January 4, 2022

Bacolod vax drive resumes

Bacolod’s vaccination drive resumed at the different malls and barangays starting yesterday, Dr. Edwin Miraflor, Jr., officer-in-charge of the City Health Office, said. The schedule ran from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for mall-based inoculation, he said, adding that the


Biz permit renewals at mall begins

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Business permit renewal and the Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS) started yesterday at the 4th floor of the Ayala Malls Capitol Central, Bacolod City and will run until January 20. Permits and Licensing Division head Stela Rose Rayos


Bacolod BHWs federation judged 2nd best

The Bacolod City Barangay Health Workers Federation placed second in the search for the Best Performing Barangay Health Workers Federation in the recently concluded 2021 BHW Performance Based Incentive Awards conducted by the Department of Health Western Visayas-Center for Health


Orola brings up COVID and ‘Odette’ concerns

Negros Occidental gubernatorial aspirant lawyer John N. Orola Jr., appealed to Negrosanons to maintain alert level status at alert Level 2 and at the same time create feasible modalities/avenues to sustain the economic recovery of the province, a press release


Our weakness attracts God’s power

That beautiful gospel episode on the multiplication of the loaves (cfr. Mk 6,34-44) clearly shows us that our helplessness in certain situations should not worry us so much. God is always around and knows what to do, though his ways


Twenty-twenty too?

The New Year has just been rung in and yet, because of the Omicron variant and holiday fueled surge, it feels like 2021 all over again. Whatever gains we made in the fight against COVID-19 throughout the entire year of

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Still Alert Level 1 for 7 NegOcc LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN COVID-19 Alert Level 1 has been extended to May 31 by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson in seven local government units of Negros Occidental. Still under Alert Level 1 are the cities of La Carlota, Victorias and

Local fiber provider posts 52.5% 1Q subscriber growth

Local fiber broadband provider Converge has seen over a 50 percent increase in its residential subscribers in the first quarter of 2022 compared to March last year, with its network now able to reach more than 12.2 million homes nationwide.

Familiarian ready for turn over

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Re-elected Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said he is ready to turnover his position as chairman of the local Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) to whoever will be the choice of the incoming administration. Familiaran,

Reshuffled Comelec officials to return to previous posts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Comelec officials who were reshuffled before the May 9 elections are expected to return to their previous assignments on June 9, disclosed acting Provincial Comelec supervisor Atty. Roberto Salazar yesterday. The election period ends on June

Christ’s word and the Holy Spirit

We need to see the intimate relation and connection between Christ’s word and our need to be with God. Also we need to realize the role of the Holy Spirit in this business of how to understand, obey and live

RPC Negros calls on Comelec to resolve May 9 polls irregularities

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Robredo People’s Council(RPC) yesterday called on the Commission on Elections to undertake measures to resolve recurring irregularities and issues, in line with the holding of May 9 elections. In a joint statement, RPC Negros Occidental