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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Photo of the Day

NEW TOURIST DESTINATION. The Bali inspired Isla Madalag EcoHaven, a new tourist destination in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental that will soon open for tourists.* IMEH photo

LakBAYANIhan Fair 2022 opened

The provincial government of Negros Occidental yesterday spearheaded the First LakBAYANIhan Fair, in partnership with the Department of Tourism- Western Visayas, with the participation of 32 local government units, including the highly-urbanized Bacolod City. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the

PAC transfer faces uncertainty

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The planned transfer of the Provincial Administration Center from its present location in Bacolod City to a purchased property in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, still faces uncertainty almost three years after being awarded to the winning

Mom-inspired art exhibit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO About 43 Negrense visual artists held a group exhibit with a cause titled “Nanay, Salamat sa Pagpaĺangga,” at the third floor of the Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City which opened during the celebration of

BCPO seizes P1.3M in shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An estimated P1.3 million worth of suspected shabu was recovered yesterday by the police during a buy-bust operation at Purok Neptune in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City. PCol. Joseph Thomas Martir, director of the Bacolod City

Yulo: More ‘arterial roads’ in 5th district hinterlands

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The construction of “arterial roads”, especially in the hinterlands of the 5th district of Negros Occidental, will be given attention by Representative-elect Emilio “Dino” Yulo. Yulo said “roads are very important in the development and progress,