January 7, 2022

Garbage collection contractor irks Mayor

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia lashed out at hauler IPM-Construction and Development Corp. (IPM-CDC) for its below par performance following complaints from city residents on uncollected garbage that piled up since the holidays, including those brought about by super Typhoon Odette.


‘Coming out party’ for Team ‘ABEL’

It was a “coming-out party” of sorts, probably the biggest shot in the arm not only for Grupo Progreso (GP) campaign but more importantly for the bid of congressional aspirant and political newbie Dan “Aksyon” Atayde, a press release from


Capitol lagoon off-limits to minors

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Minors will no longer be allowed to enter the Provincial Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City starting January 7 due to the fast spreading of COVID-19 Omicron variant. This is to send a message to parents that


Mayor Bing reiterates COVID warning

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday fired another warning shot, emphatically reminding Bacolodnons that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and that they should observe minimum health protocols to control transmission of the deadly virus. Leonardia issued the warning after a


Drug arrests yields P150K in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The separate police operations on January 5 in Bacolod City and Silay City, Negros Occidental, led to the arrest of three drug suspects and the recovery of about P150,000 worth of suspected shabu. PLt. Liberty Indiape,


Photo of the Day

AID. Soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion unload relief goods intended for typhoon victims in southern Negros donated by the Philippine Military Academy cavaliers, delivered by an Air Force C-130 cargo plane at the Bacolod-Silay Airport.* 303IB photo


Training in compassion

That gospel episode where a man full of leprosy begged Christ to make him clean (cfr. Lk 5,12-16) teaches us the lesson that like Christ we should try our best to be quick in showing compassion to everyone, especially to


The test

Despite the low numbers detected and reported by the Department of Health all throughout December, the Omicron variant has definitely been spreading in the country, among our communities and bubbles as we celebrated that most happiest time of the year.

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Photo of the Day

VIVA STO NIÑO. Negros Occidental Gov. Bong Lacson joined Kabankalanons as they celebrate the 46th Sinulog Festival in honor of Señor Sto. Niño.* Provincial Govt. of Negros Occ. FB photo

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.

BOI sets P1-T investment approval target for 2022

The Board of Investments (BOI) is confident of hitting the P1-trillion mark investment approvals this year after the setbacks that happened in 2021 due to the pandemic. Trade Secretary and BOI chair Ramon Lopez is optimistic about the outlook following

Tangub residence hit by fire

Volunteer firemen responding to the fire at Villa Cristina Subdivision, Brgy. Tangub in Bacolod City.* Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade FB photo

Trouble in travel

As much as I would love to hop on a plane, I’m hesitant due to the multiplication of health protocols that seem to change daily. From change of departure dates to flight schedule, the length of time since your last