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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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

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

Yanson matriarch, son re-affirm MSBTI, Bachelor Express leadership

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Businesswoman Olivia Yanson and son Leo Rey re-affirmed their leadership and management of Mindanao Star Bus Transport Inc. (MSBTI), and Bachelor Express. Inc (BEI), in separate annual stockholders’ meetings on January 15 and 16, respectively. During

‘No exemption policy’ for APORS urged

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is urging the National Inter-Agency Task Force in Managing Emerging Infectious Disease (NAITF-MEID) to approve the intention of the Bacolod AITF to include all APORs among those who should submit a negative

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

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