January 8, 2022

55 inbound travelers COVID positive

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Fifty-five travelers that arrived in Negros Occidental on January 6 and 7 respectively, tested positive for COVID-19 infection during series of antigen testing, disclosed yesterday by Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz. This


Bacolod tightens policies on incoming travelers

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia ordered stricter policies on travelers entering the ports of Bacolod City or areas of the city’s jurisdiction from areas under Alert Level 3 or higher starting Sunday. This covers individuals who may


Private schools may now avail of lower tax rates

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Good news for private schools. Private schools may now avail of lower tax rate under RA 11534, known as the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act. Third District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez yesterday


Typhoon-hit Sipalay City residents get assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than 2,000 residents of typhoon-affected Brgy.5 in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, have availed of assistance from Provincial Consultant Alfredo Benitez. Celebrity couple Javi Benitez of Victorias City, and his girlfriend, Sipalaynon Sue Ramirez, assisted by


Photo of the Day

NEW VEHICLES. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson inspects the newly-acquired brand new Toyota Avanza vehicles for distribution to various Capitol departments and offices.* Capitol PIO photo


The significance of Christ’s baptism

Why did Christ have to be baptized? Even John the Baptist was surprised when Christ went to him asking to be baptized. But Christ insisted that he be baptized. The simple answer, of course, is because by doing so would


Work from home

The Department of Health last week encouraged employers to opt for work-from-home (WFH) setup or other alternative tasking arrangements that would reduce the opportunities for the spread of the coronavirus. The DOH said such work setup will eliminate close contact


Group art exhibit: ‘Regalo’

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A group art exhibit of diverse Bacolod artists is currently ongoing at the DelaUno Gallery at Burgos Extension, Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod City (accross the Metro Bacolod Hospital and Medical Center) that will run until February. Titled

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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

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

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

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

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

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